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News in Photos as of October 22/18 Week
By John Gavin, Thursday, October 25, 2018


Ricky Skaggs, Country Music Legend, becomes A Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame on Oct 21/18. Along with Ricky, Country Music Artists the late Dottie West and Johnny Gimble (Fiddler) were Inducted as well.Ricky Skaggs holds up Country Music Legend Bill Monroe's 1923 Gibson FS Lloyd Loar Mandolin on loan from the Country Music Hall of Fame at the Induction Ceremony
Sissy Spacek accepts The Lifetime Achievement Award for Country Music Legend LORETTA LYNN at age 86, who was unable to attend due to illness recovery on Oct 17/18. Sissy portrayed Loretta in the movie Coal Miner's DaughterHappy 62nd Birthday to Country Music Artist, DWIGHT YOAKAM ON October 23, 2018
Remembering The Late Brian Barron (Fiddler) who Passed Away on October 31, 2017. He was an accomplished Fiddler who at on time was a member of Johnny Burk's band, EASTWIND and with The JUNE PASHER Band in Toronto, Ontario.The John Gracie Swing/Crooner Show will be artist in residence at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax once a month for 6 months. His first show is December 8 from 8-midnight
Remembering Country Music Legend, MAYBELLE CARTER, member of the Famous Carter Family, who passed away on October 23, 1975 at age 66Aaron Pritchett, Canadian Country Music Artist from BC, won 5 BC Country Music Awards on Oct 21/18. He won: Single-Interactive Artist-Male Artist-Video and Fans Choice
Scott Woods, a Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Champion from Ontario, has just received in Oct 2018, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Grandmasters Fiddling Association. The well-deserved award was for Scott's contribution to fiddling everywhere.Remembering Music Legend and co-pioneer of Rock & Roll FATS DOMINO, who passed away on October 24, 2017. Fats had 25 gold singles and sold 65 million records during his career.
Remembering Comedian Legend MINNIE PEARL on her birthday October 25, 2018. She was born in 1912 and passed away on March 4, 1996 at age 84. She performed on the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years and was a regular on the famous TV show, HEE HAWRemembering John C. O'Donnell, music conductor of The Men Of The Deeps for 50 Years, who passed away on October 25, 2018. He was a professor at St. Francis Xavier, Antigonish, N.S. for many years and retired some years ago from teaching. He received the Order of Canada in 1983, The Helen Creighton Lifetime Award from ECMA in 2016 and an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from his Alma Mater at St. Francis Xavier. He won several other awards and was a writer as well. He travelled the world with The Men of The Deep performing.