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Posts Tagged ‘Martina McBride’

Died On This Date (November 28, 2011) Tom Roady / Drummer For Ricky Skaggs

Posted by themusicsover on November 28, 2011

Tom Roady
DOB Unknown – November 28, 2011

Tom Roady was a much respected drummer and percussionist who is perhaps best remembered for his recent work with Ricky Skaggs.  Roady can be heard playing on Skaggs’ latest offering, A Skaggs Family Christmas, Volume 2, and was gearing up to go out on tour with Skaggs.  Throughout his long career, Roady played with the likes of Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez, Bob Seger, and Kenny Chesney.  Earlier in his career, Roady was a session player at the storied Muscle Shoals studio, working for Jerry Wexler, and playing on tracks by Lynyrd Skynrd, James Brown, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, and many more.  As reported by CMT, Tom Roady was 62 when he passed away in his sleep on November 28, 2011.  Cause of death was reportedly attributed to heart problems, although he had been battling cancer.



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Died On This Date (February 3, 2011) Ron Baird / CAA Nashville Talent Agent

Posted by themusicsover on February 3, 2011

Ron Baird
DOB Unknown – February 3, 2011

Ron Baird was a talent agent and one-time head of Creative Artists Agency’s Nashville office.  Baird joined the CAA team in 1991, opening their Nashville “office” in his garage.  The current office is now served by a staff of more than 50.  Over the years, Baird helped guide the careers of such country superstars as Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Reba McIntire, Martina McBride, and many more.  Ron Baird died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on February 3, 2011.  He was 60.

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Died On This Date (June 25, 2009) Tim Krekel / Played With Jimmy Buffett

Posted by themusicsover on June 25, 2010

Tim Krekel
October 10, 1950 –  June 25, 2009

Tim_KrekelTim Krekel was perhaps best known as part of Jimmy Buffett’s band for nearly ten years.  Both on tour and on record, Krekel contributed to Buffett’s success, particularly on his Son Of A Son Of A Sailor.  Over the years, Krekel also toured with Bo Diddley, the Eagles, and Delbert McClinton.  As a songwriter, Krekel has been recorded by the  likes of Canned Heat, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Crystal Gayle and Martina McBride.  Tim Krekel died of cancer at the age of 58.

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Died On This Date (May 9, 2009) Stephen Bruton / Austin Music Great

Posted by themusicsover on May 9, 2010

Stephen Bruton
November 7, 1948 – May 9, 2009

Stephen Bruton was a beloved Texas songwriter, guitarist, and producer.   Born in Fort Worth, Bruton’s first big break came at age 22, when he was asked to play in Kris Kristofferson’s band.   Since then, Bruton has been an entertainment jack of all trade.  After many years as a sideman, Bruton stepped out to the front of the stage and became a headliner himself.  As a respected songwriter, he’s written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride and many more.  As a producer, he worked the board for such greats as Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Hal Ketchum and others.  Bruton also engineered albums by the likes of Ziggy Marley, John Mellencamp and R.E.M. He even had some acting credits, appearing in such films as A Star Is Born, Miss Congeniality, and Heaven’s Gate.  But it was his outstanding guitar work that might end up being his strongest legacy.  Over the years, he’s been heartily invited to play on projects by Elvis Costello, Delbert McClinton, Carly Simon, Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, and many more.  Bruton was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2007 and succumbed to it in Los Angeles where he was working on the soundtrack to the Jeff Bridges film, Crazy Heart.

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Died On This Date (February 3, 2009) Tom Brumley / Steel Guitar Great

Posted by themusicsover on February 3, 2010

Tom Brumley
December 11, 1935 – February 3, 2009

brumleyTom Brumley was an accomplished steel guitarist who played with two of California’s most beloved recording artists, Buck Owens and Rick Nelson.  As part of Owens’ Buckaroos from 1963 to 1969, Brumley played on such landmark country records as “Act Naturally” and “I’ve Got a Tiger By the Tail.”  By doing so, he helped popularize the so-called “Bakersfield Sound.”  After leaving Owens, Brumley joined up with Nelson to record and perform for the better part of a decade.  His playing was instrumental in the development of Nelson’s latter-day country rock sound.  Over the course of his career, Brumley also played with the likes of Rod Stewart, Martina McBride, Waylon Jennings, and Reba McIntire.  Tom Brumley passed away on February 3, 2009 as the result of an earlier heart attack.  He was 73 years old.



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