This has been a very bad year for a lot of reasons. On January 21st we had our first confirmed case of COVID 19 in the US. By March 11 it was declared a pandemic. Many news stories that normally would have gotten a lot of attention were hardly mentioned. In case you missed any of these, here are the country singers that passed away this year:

KENNY ROGERS - died March 31 of natural causes. He was 81

JOE DIFFIE - COVID - 19 took his life on March 29. He was only 61

JAN HOWARD - A very long time opry performer and duet partner of Bill Anderson was 91 when she died March 28

Harold Reid, the bass singer for the Statler Brothers,  was 80 when he passed away from kidney failure on April  25

CHARLIE DANIELS was felled by a stroke at age 83 on July 6

MAC DAVIS was 78 when he died following heart surgery on September 29. He was the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the year in 1974.

DOUG SUPERNAW was known for his big hit "I Don't Call Him Daddy". He was 60 when he died of lung cancer on November 13.

HAL KETCHUM also had a big number one hit, "Small Town Saturday Night". He died from dementia at age 67 on November 23.

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