Another week and another legendary singer passed away. You have to wonder how much longer this will continue. Before long all of our old stars will be gone and I wonder who is left to take their place. Especially in country music, there’s definitely a shortage of traditional singers. Alan Jackson and George Strait don’t tour much anymore, Randy Travis is unable to sing, Dwight Yoakam is touring less these days and Marty Stuart is busy building his museum in Mississippi. Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson are in their 80s now, Rodney Crowell has had health issues lately and is touring less and Vince Gill joined the Eagles and tours with them. Dolly Parton seems to stay busy but Loretta Lynn has retired from performing. Hopefully we won’t lose any more musicians for a while, we’ve had about all the bad news we can handle.
Great songwriter Billy Joe Shaver Dies