2017 in memoriam

   Here are those we sadly said goodbye to in country music in 2017:

Sam Luvollo (co-creator & producer of Hee Haw)-January 5th-age 88
Tommy Allsup (Musician & producer)-January 11th-age 85
Don Warden (steel player/manager of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton)-March 11-age 87
Bob Wootton (Johnny Cash guitarist)-April 9th-age 75
Wendell Goodman (husband & manager of Wanda Jackson-wrote "Right Or Wrong")-May 21st-age 81
Norro Wilson (singer/songwriter/producer)-June 8th-age 79
Donna Darlene (singer)-June 28th-age 78
Kayton Roberts (steel guitarist)-July 13th-age 83
Michael Johnson (singer/songwriter)-July 26th-age 72
Glen Campbell (singer)-August 8th-age 81
Don Williams (singer)-September 8th-age 78
Troy Gentry (of Montgomery-Gentry)-September 8th-age 50
Mel Tillis (singer/songwriter)-November 19th-age 85
Leon Rhodes (Ernest Tubb guitarist 1960-1966)-December 9th-age 85
Ricahrd Dobson (singer/songwriter)-December 16th-age 75