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Producer-Songwriter Ed Penney Dead at 89

Ed Penney, producer and co-writer of Terri Gibbs’ 1980 Top 10 hit, “Somebody’s Knockin’,” died Dec. 29 in Nashville at the age of 89. Born Aug. 21, 1925, in Cambridge, Massassachusetts, Edward Joseph Penney established himself as an influential disc jockey in Boston during the 1950s. He ventured into entertainment publicity and then moved to… Read more »

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Who’s Heading to Grammy Hall of Fame?

Do you think nominees Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley are the only ones getting in on the Grammy fun this year? Think again. Country legend Willie Nelson and the late Hank Williams and Bob Wills are also being honored during the festivities next month, as their iconic masterpieces will be inducted… Read more »

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Brad Paisley Praises Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy Dickens was 52 years older than Brad Paisley. But it doesn’t seem like Paisley noticed any kind of generation gap. Happy 94th Birthday to our fellow Kung Pao Buckaroo @liljimdickens Look closely he’s in this photo w/@whisperinbill pic.twitter.com/fZBqhKcg51 — Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) December 19, 2014 In a tribute to the late Opry star,… Read more »

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