Billy Sherrill, Producer Who Brought New Sound to Country Music, Dies at 78

Mr. Sherrill helped kick-start the career of Tammy Wynette, breathed new life into a declining George Jones and was an architect of the so-called countrypolitan sound.









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Billy Sherrill, Producer Who Brought New Sound to County Music, Dies at 78

Mr. Sherrill helped kick-start the career of Tammy Wynette, breathed new life into a declining George Jones and was an architect of the so-called countrypolitan sound.









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Critic’s Notebook: With ‘Kill the Lights,’ Luke Bryan Downshifts a Country Party

The country star’s fifth studio album is his most mature, and he’s no longer playing spring break raves. What a drag.









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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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