1. Wade Mainer, Country Music Pioneer, Dies at 104

    September 14, 2011 4:05 PM EDT Wade Mainer, a country music pioneer who is credited with inventing the two-finger banjo picking style that paved the way for the Bluegrass era, has died. He was 104. Mainer died at his home in Flint Township, about 60 miles northwest of Detroit, according to the funeral home where his…

  2. Country Veteran Teddy Wilburn Dies

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn Brothers, died of congestive heart failure yesterday (Nov. 24) at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn…

  3. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  4. Original Country Hall Of Fame Closes Doors

    January 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which for 33 years has told the cultural story behind country music, closed its doors for good on New Year's Eve. A new museum will open in May that Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which for 33 years has told…