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Daily Roundup: Country Stars Mourn the Death of Two Music Icons + More

Doug Dillard, Donna Summer
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Today was a sad day for the music world. One country music inspiration and legendary banjo player passed at the age of 75. Fans also learned of the death of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. And while Summer’s death was less directly related to the country music world, it was no less a reason to mourn — especially for Dolly Parton. Get those stories and more in today’s Taste of Country Daily Roundup.

Each day, we tie up the day’s news in a handy little list so you can get up to date at the click of your mouse. Also included in our Roundup, find out what big contribution Taylor Swift made to music plus other stories from around the web — like Donna Summer’s best videos and an impromptu concert on a plane. Oh, and be sure to check out who bought Ellen DeGeneres’ $39M estate.

Today on Taste of Country:

Doug Dillard, Legendary Banjo Player, Dead at 75
Donna Summer Dead: Country Artists Share Thoughts About Queen of Disco
Dolly Parton Reflects on the Passing of ‘Wonderful Singer’ Donna Summer
Taylor Swift Is the Most Powerful Country Artist, According to Forbes’ Celebrity 100
Alan Jackson Reveals Track Listing for ‘Thirty Miles West’
Gloriana Set to Perform in Upcoming ‘The Bachelorette’ Episode
Lady Antebellum Raise $285K to Help Rebuild Henryville
Most Anticipated Summer Tour – Readers Poll
Rascal Flatts’ ‘Changed’ Goes Gold
Edens Edge Reveal Track Listing for Self-Titled Debut Album
Win a Pair of Justin Boots Autographed by Stoney LaRue
Taylor Swift Donates $4M to Country Music Hall of Fame for Music Education

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Disco Diva Donna Summer Dead at 63 – Watch Her Best Videos
Ryan Seacrest Buys Ellen DeGeneres’ Estate
Ronnie Wood Indicates Rolling Stones Will Tour in October 2012
Band’s Impromptu Concert Makes Delayed Flight Much Better
Facebook IPO Set to Help Bono Become World’s Richest Rock Star

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