Archive for August, 2016

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter – 31 August 2016

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Country Music Nation reports, “Only one day after her 59th birthday, we have some heartbreaking news to report about Holly Dunn. The country music icon has been diagnosed with cancer.” The article then quotes from a June 19 interview with Hallels and adds, “News about it didn’t really start circulating until August 22. Country Aircheck confirmed the news, saying Dunn has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments in New Mexico, where she lives.” But I’d emailed Holly a birthday greeting on August 22, and she responded with, “Thanks Diane! I’m doing very well and am hopefully at the end of the chemo. My last scan showed no detectable disease. God is good! Holly.” (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter – 17 August 2016

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Sherwin Linton is running for President of the United States. His slogan is “You Do Have a Choice” and his platform is “Stop Child Abuse.” He ran once before, in 1980, during the Reagan-Carter faceoff. Although not on the ballot, he received more than thirty write-in votes in his home state of South Dakota. (more…)

Diane’s Country Music Newsletter – 3 August 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

TG Sheppard reported on Facebook that last week’s “Stars Behind The Stars” benefit for the Dallas Police raised over $148,000. He posted this photo of himself and Randy Travis: (more…)