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Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson Issue Statement on Death of Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith gets Medal of FreedomAtlanta, GA -- Rodney Dillard and Maggie Peterson have both issued statements regarding the death of actor Andy Griffith who died yesterday in Dare County, North Carolina. Both appeared as part of the Darling family on The Andy Griffith Show in the ‘60s. Griffith was a promoter of bluegrass and Ozark music on his program.

Entertainer and Banjo Player Doug Dillard, 75, Dies

Doug DillardThe eldest of the Dillard brothers, Doug Dillard passed away Wednesday night, May 16, 2012. He and his brother Rodney performed during the rise of the folk, bluegrass and acoustic scene of the '60s and '70s. The Dillards became household names as "The Darlings" on the Andy Griffith Show. Doug had been of ill health and passed away at a Nashville hospital Wednesday of a lung infection.

Rodney Dillard to be Inducted into Missouri Music Association Hall of Fame

The DillardsRural Rhythm Records is proud to announce that Rodney Dillard was inducted into the Missouri Music Association's new Hall of Fame when the organization honored its three premier inductees in the bluegrass genre: The Dillards, John Hartford and Charlie Wolfe. This new Hall of Fame will recognize Missouri talent from all genres of music and will collaborate with other music organizations within the state of Missouri, and elsewhere, to provide a central database of Missouri talent. Initially, the Hall of Fame will include talent that has already been recognized by other Halls of Fame based on their individual music genre. All three of these new inductees are currently members of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame.

Rodney Dillard: 'Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to Church'

Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to ChurchRodney Dillard's long and illustrious career has resulted in two GRAMMY Nominations, induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, a well-known acting stint on The Andy Griffith Show, and worldwide acclaim for over 50 years of recording both traditional bluegrass and his own brand of DillardGrass. It is with great pleasure that Rural Rhythm Christian announces the August 16, 2011 album release, Don't Wait for the Hearse to Take You to Church by Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band (Featuring Beverly Dillard). The album features stand out tracks like the title cut, and also the "The Devil Just Can't Knock Me Off My Knees", written by the Dillard's friend and 5-time Dove Award winning songwriter Bruce Haynes.

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