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News in Review For 2021 on This Website
By John Gavin, Monday, January 3, 2022



*Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 95 Years on Feb 14/21

*Loretta Lynn celebrated her 89th Birthday on April 14

*Late Rita MacNeil was inducted into The Canadian Songwriters

Hall of Fame in May 2021

*Willie Nelson Country Music Legend celebrated his 88th

Birthday on April 29, 2021

*Gordon Lightfoot performed at the new Renovated Massey Hall

on June 6/21 celebrating the Juno's 50th Anniversary

*Beolach, Cape Breton Music Group won Entertainer of the Year

at ECMA 2021

*Connie Smith Country Music Legend received the certificate from

USA National Registry for her famous song ONCE A DAY on June 26

*Amy Grant music artist was inducted into th Nashville Songwriters

Hall of Fame on November 1 2021

*The Grand Ole Opry celebrated its 5000th show on October 24

*Flo Durell country music artist from NB was inducted into the NB Country Hall of Fame on Oct 16

*Bill Anderson country music legend celebrated his 60th year as member of The Opry

*Richard Wood, famous fiddler from PEI got married to Faye Williams on July 16/21

*Drake music artist from Toronto received Billboard Artist of the Decade on May 23/21

*Tina Turner music R/R Legend entered the R/R Music Hall of Fame on Oct 30/21

Several Music Artists passed away in 2021:

B.J. Thomas - Joe Firth - Sandy MacIntyre - Stonewall Jackson

JD Crowe - Mary Wilson - Richie Albright

Bruce Dyer - Tom T Hall - Paul Boudreau - Don Everly

Charlie Watts-Paddy Molony - Jay Black - Michael Nesmith

Sonny Osborne

Other entertainers and Businessmen who passed away in 2021:

Betty White - Christopher Plummer - Dick Stoyles - John E. Crawford (Rifleman TV Show)