country music | KERA News

country music

Bill Mack
LM Otero / Associated Press

Longtime country music disc jockey Bill Mack, whose “Blue” became a hit for LeAnn Rimes and won a 1996 Grammy Award for Country Music Song of the Year, died Friday at age 88, his son said.

Associated Press

Bob Kingsley, a radio announcer who since the 1970s led country music fans counting down the weekly hits, has died at his home in Weatherford.

If you're a country artist who dares to have a political opinion in the cautious world of Nashville, you're certain to hear a familiar refrain. "Be careful," you'll be warned. "You don't want to get Dixie Chicked."