Grand Ole Opry Star Jimmy C. Newman Passes Away

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Grand Ole Opry star Jimmy C. Newman passed away Saturday night in Nashville after a brief illness.  A public service will be held Wednesday, June 25 at the Ryman Auditorium at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a private visitation and memorial service for close friends and family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund.  Jimmy C. joined the Opry in 1956 and was 86 years old.  He last performed there on Friday, June 6, 2014 with his band, Cajun Country. 

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Courtney Cash, great niece to Johnny Cash, found murdered inside a box in Tennessee home

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It always gives me a strange feeling when I get a statement regarding a tragedy before I've heard anything about the tragedy that prompted the statement. 

It happened just now. I have a cold and have been taking it easy this morning. Now I'm sitting here and I received a statement in my email inbox regarding a tragedy in the Cash (as in Johnny) family. Strangely enough, I hadn't heard about any tragedy and the statement didn't tell what happened. I had to go and find out the details myself.

It's always surreal working backwards on this sort of story.   

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