Nash Country Weekly has a list of musicians, singers and songwriters who we have lost in 2015. Below is a sampling of some of the names.
Lynn Anderson, July 30, 2015. – Lynn recorded one of country’s most iconic hits, “Rose Garden,” which also became a crossover smash. Lynn won the 1971 Country Music Association award for Female Vocalist of the Year and scored five No. 1 hits, including “Rose Garden,” during her career. Read more about Lynn Anderson.
Buddy Emmons, 78
July 29, 2015 – Renowned steel guitar player famed for his work with Little Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb’s Texas Troubadours and Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys. Read more about Buddy Emmons.
Elbert West, 46
May 18, 2015 – The songwriter penned two No. 1s for Tracy Lawrence, “Sticks and Stones” and “Can’t Break It to My Heart,” along with tunes for Tim McGraw and others. Read more about Elbert West.