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Luke Bryan on Why He Punched ‘Disruptive’ Heckler During Concert (Video)

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Luke Bryan on Why He Punched ‘Disruptive’ Heckler During Concert (Video)
Luke Bryan came out swinging on Wednesday night after a concertgoer heckled him from the audience during his Nashville, Tennessee, show. YouTube video captured by Nash Country Daily shows the man flipping off the country singer during charitable show, Charlie DanielsVolunteer Jam, and then Bryan aggressively responding by punching him. After videos and photos of the angry interaction flooded social media, Bryan’s camp issued a statement about the heckler on Thursday, Billboard reported. Also Read: Holly Dunn, 'Daddy's Hands' Singer, Dies at 59 “A man in front row was making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance,” the statement said.
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Sharon Jones R.I.P. (May 4, 1956 - November 18, 2016)

As widely noted, 2016 has been a year of painful loss in music. This month has been particularly bad: Canadian bard Leonard Cohen, jazz hipster Mose Allison, "Drift Away" songwriter Mentor Williams, Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Jules Eskin, music publishing icon/musical polymath Milt Okun, Country singer-songwriter Holly Dunn, music historian/Norton Records co-founder Billy Miller, the uncategorizable Leon Russell, hot-shot bassist Victor Bailey, guitarist Al Caiola, classical pianist and conductor Zoltan Kocsis, Black Crowes keyboardist Eddie Harsch, French electronica producer Jean-Jacques Perrey, Sri Lankan violinist W. D. Amaradeva, classic pop singer Kay Starr, jazz bassist Bob Cranshaw, beloved Los Angeles music journalist/proto-punk musician Don Waller, and Irish singer-songwriter Bap Kennedy. Bad news practically every day.

And now Sharon Jones, the sparkplug soul singer whose late-arriving fame is a heartening story of talent winning out and the value of persistance.

Born in Georgia or South Carolina (sources differ) but raised
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Holly Dunn, ‘Daddy’s Hands’ Singer, Dies at 59

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Holly Dunn, the country singer who rose to prominence in the 1980s with hits such as “Daddy’s Hands” and “You Really Had Me Going,” has died following a battle with cancer, Wsmv in Nashville reported Tuesday. She was 59. Dunn, who revealed her battle with ovarian cancer in March, died in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, hospice facility surrounded by family and friends. Born in 1957 in San Antonio, Texas, Dunn released 10 albums in the ’80s and ’90s, racking up a string of hits, including two — “Are You Ever Gonna Love Me” and “You Really Had Me Going” — which...
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