2013 Rewind Bonus: Country Legend Ray Price Passes

Country music lost another legend when Ray Price passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer on December 16. He was 87. Country stars remember Ray Price >> Ray was admitted to the hospital in early December due to complications from the cancer. Diagnosed in 2011, the cancer had spread to Ray’s liver, intestines and [...] Read More

2013 Rewind Bonus: Loretta Lynn’s Roller Coaster Year

It was a year of highs and lows for Loretta Lynn. The singer suffered through the loss of her daughter and major damage to her ranch, but also received one of the President’s highest honors. Loretta’s daughter, Betty Sue Lynn, died July 29 at her home in Waverly, Tenn., from complications of emphysema. “Loretta and [...] Read More

2013 Rewind: No. 1 – George Jones Dead at 81

Country music mourned the loss of a legend when George Jones passed away April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure. George was 81 years old. George’s Life in Pictures >> George is survived by his wife of 30 years, Nancy Jones, his sister [...] Read More

2013 Rewind: No. 2 – Randy Travis Hospitalized; Suffers Stroke

Country stars and fans alike rallied around Randy Travis when he was admitted to Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Texas in critical condition due to complications of viral cardiomyopathy on July 7. Once stabilized, he was transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for a higher level of specialized care. Dr. Michael Mack, Medical Director [...] Read More

2013 Rewind: No. 3 – Mindy McCready Commits Suicide

The country music community mourned the loss of Mindy McCready, who died February 17, 2013 from an apparent suicide. She is survived by two sons, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months old. Mindy first appeared on the country music scene in 1996 when her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, featuring the Top 10 title track [...] Read More