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Nashville Drummer Willie Ackerman Dies at 73

Huffington Post reports that Nashville drummer Willie Ackerman died on Thursday at the age of 73.

Willie was a professional musician for most of his life and had played with the likes of Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and Louis Armstrong. He was a staff drummer at Grand Ole Opry and was on the well-known tracks “El Paso” and “Wings of a Dove.”

More recently, Willie played with Patsy Cline, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Chet Atkins. His memorial will be held on Monday, Dec. 17.

Rest in peace, Willie.

Source: Huffington Post

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12.15.2012 / 10:41 PM EDT by Samantha Highfill
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