Lynn Anderson, Singer of ‘Rose Garden,’ Dies at 67

Ms. Anderson recorded her signature song, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” on a fluke.









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Wayne Carson, Who Wrote the Songs ‘Always on My Mind’ and ‘The Letter,’ Dies at 72

Mr. Carson, a Grammy-winning songwriter, also wrote “The Letter,” a hit for the Box Tops and Joe Cocker.









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Country Music Finds a Home Far From Home, in Kenya

A very American genre has taken root in East Africa, with homegrown performers who idolize artists like Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Don Williams.









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FarmBorough Festival, a Country Music Kickoff in the Big City

This weekend’s three-day festival, starring Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan, is a bet on New York’s growing country market, from the company behind Governors Ball.







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ArtsBeat: Popcast: Women and Country Music

Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff discuss the women of country music.







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Kacey Musgraves and Other ‘Tomatoes’ Give Country Its Bite

Country’s long-familiar war on women has reached fever pitch recently, even as the quality of music made by women has surpassed that of their male counterparts.







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Jim Ed Brown, Smooth Voice on ‘The Three Bells’ and Other Hits, Dies at 81

A Grand Ole Opry star, Mr. Brown had a long string of songs on the country charts, both as part of the Browns, with Helen Cornelius, and as a solo act.







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