Country music has actually lost some amazing writers and also musicians and also genre-creating inspirations in 2017. Let"s take it a look in ~ a few of the nation artists that passed away in 2017 for this reason far.

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Tommy Allsup

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A member the the Nashville Songwriters hall of Fame, Norro Wilson was a publishing and also recording executive who likewise produced fight albums for artists choose Keith Whitley, Kenny Chesney and George Jones. He likewise won a Grammy for ideal Country tune in 1974 with "A an extremely Special Love Song," which he wrote and Charlie well-off performed. Wilson died at age 79 top top June 8.


With 50 million in album sales to his name in a career that lasted almost 60 years, glen Campbell was a country music pressure to it is in reckoned with. He died on Aug. 8 in ~ the period of 81 due to complications from Alzheimer"s Disease.

Troy Gentry


One half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, troy Gentry was eliminated in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8, just before he was scheduled to perform a concert. Montgomery Gentry had three platinum marketing albums and three gold, and also were inducted right into the grand Ole Opry in 2009.

Don Williams


Known together the "gentle large of country music", Don Williams topped the charts through hits favor "Tulsa Time" and also "I think in You". The Texas native passed away on Sept. 8 in ~ the period of 78.

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Mel Tillis


Mel Tillis was twenty years into his career when he finally got a cable of peak 10 hits. He also wrote several songs that were successes for other singers. Despite he constantly spoke through a stammer, it never affected his beautiful singing voice. He passed far Nov. 19 in ~ the period of 82.