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  • The takeaway from Willie Nelson at Hard Rock Live

    The takeaway from Willie Nelson at Hard Rock Live
    Country-music iconoclast Willie Nelson filled Hard Rock Live with familiar hits and ageless swagger Thursday night. Here are five things that resonate about the show. THE LEGEND I am embarrassed to say that I waited until Willie Nelson was nearly 80...
  • Vince Gill, Paul Franklin celebrate 'Bakersfield' country

    Vince Gill, Paul Franklin celebrate 'Bakersfield' country
    How many words does it take to sum up not just a distinctive sound in country music, but to describe a whole period, one that includes an attitude and a level of singing, songwriting and instrumental expertise that represents one of the pinnacles of the...
  • Aaron Lewis' cohesive country side

    Aaron Lewis' cohesive country side
    Aaron Lewis is the tatted-out frontman for the multiplatinum-selling rock outfit Staind. You can now add "authentic country artist" to his description. Moonlighting from his hard-rock day job, Lewis made a splash in the country world when his 2011...
  • Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music

    Ferlin Husky dies at 85; singer helped open doors for California strain of country music
    Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early 1960s who helped open the door for performers specializing in a distinctively twangy California strain of country, died Thursday. He was 85. Husky, who was inducted into the...
  • Interview: Cubs' Randy Wells wants to see boots on dance floor for a good cause

    Interview: Cubs' Randy Wells wants to see boots on dance floor for a good cause
    You won’t find much country music blaring in the Cubs’ locker room during the season — at least not the Texas Red Dirt kind Randy Wells likes. The Cubs pitcher said the music in the locker room is predominantly reggae, which he doesn&...
  • Charlie Louvin dies at 83; country singer

    Charlie Louvin dies at 83; country singer
    Charlie Louvin, the country singer whose scintillating harmonizing with his brother Ira created a distinctive template for duet singing that strongly influenced the Everly Brothers, the Beatles, the Byrds and successive generations of singers including...
  • Ralph Mooney dies at 82; influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard

    Ralph Mooney dies at 82; influential steel guitarist played with Buck Owens, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard
    Ralph Mooney, the influential steel guitarist whose crisp, melodically rich and rhythmically buoyant sound bolstered dozens of country music hits by artists including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart and Wanda Jackson before he joined Waylon...
  • Ken Phebus dies at 64; veteran talent buyer

    Ken Phebus dies at 64; veteran talent buyer
    Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard G. Sarnat

    PASSINGS: Bernard G. Sarnat
    Bernard G. Sarnat Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
  • PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris

    PASSINGS: Richard J. Dorso, Elisabeth Sladen, Roy Edward Burris
    RICHARD J. DORSO Talent agent, TV exec, boutique owner Richard J. "Dick" Dorso, 101, whose lengthy Hollywood career ranged from talent agent to television writer and producer to haberdasher, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles, his family said....
  • PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree

    PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree
    Sid Melton Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
  • 'Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams' finds good company in Bob Dylan

    'Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams' finds good company in Bob Dylan
    Singer and songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter of country music giant Hank Williams, knew something big was up when Bob Dylan approached her at a gig several years ago and handed her a handful of song lyrics he wanted her to peruse. "He didn't...