1. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 21, 2010 6:05 PM EST Seminal '50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith , 82, died Saturday (Jan. 16) at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tenn. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of the most important and successful country…

  2. 'Long Black Veil' Songwriter Dies In Nashville

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wrote the classic ballad "Long Black Veil" and other hits, died Saturday at her Nashville home at age 86. Wilkin had been ill for some time with heart problems, said Songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, who co-wrote the classic ballad "Long Black Veil…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 3-9, 2003. It's a big week for country music with Wednesday night's 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards as the centerpiece. As you would expect, it's a pretty massive affair, held at…

  4. Cramer, Smith Join Country Hall Of Fame

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The late Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith are the latest artists selected to join the Country Music Association's (CMA) Hall of Fame. The artists will be formally inducted Nov. 5 during the 37th annual CMA The late Floyd Cramer and Carl Smith are the latest artists selected to join the…

  5. Carlene Carter Case Sent To Grand Jury

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer Carlene Carter, who has been charged with stealing a dead man's identity to obtain prescription drugs. Yesterday (Ja A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer…

  6. Warrant Issued For Carlene Carter

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST An Albuquerque, N.M., judge has issued an arrest warrant for country singer Carlene Carter after she failed to show up for arraignment last month on a felony drug charge. Although the Bernalillo Count An Albuquerque, N.M., judge has issued an arrest warrant for country singer Carlene Carter…

  7. Legal Woes Continue To Dog Epstein, Carter

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owners of a kennel north of Santa Fe, N.M., are suing country singer Carlene Carter and her companion, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein, for more than $22,000 in fees they say t Owners of a kennel north of Santa Fe, N.M., are suing country singer Carlene Carter and her…

  8. Howie Epstein, Carlene Carter In Legal Fix

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Howie Epstein, bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and singer/songwriter Carlene Carter were arrested last night (June 27) in Albuquerque, N.M., after they were stopped in a stolen vehicle, p Howie Epstein, bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and singer/songwriter Carlene…