Saturday, 9 September 2017

US Country Music Singers Don Williams And Troy Gentry Are Dead

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US country music singer Don Williams - who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style - has died aged 78 after a short illness.

Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits. His songs such as Gypsy Woman and Tulsa Time, were covered by singers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend.
Williams was known as the gentle giant of country music.
Another country star, Troy Gentry, also died on Friday in a helicopter crash.

Williams' other hits included You're My Best Friend, I Believe in You and Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The news of the death of 50-year-old Troy Gentry has shocked country music fans and artists.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm that Troy Gentry, half of the popular country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was tragically killed in a helicopter crash which took place at approximately 1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey," a statement of the band's website said.
The helicopter's pilot also died in the incident, but the reasons for the crash remain unclear.

Meet Fena Gitu; Kenya Most Sought After Female Artist + Talks About Music Career

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Fena Gitu is one of the most sought-after Kenyan femcees this year. In a recent chat with Pulse, she admits that she did not reach where she is out of the blues, having been in the industry for almost a decade now.

With the growth of her brand as an artiste, she has been recognised by other brands, being chosen as a brand ambassador and influencer
Winning this year for me has been a little bit of both luck and planning. I have been in the industry for a while, I took some time out to figure my next moves then things started falling in place. It was gradual as well as intentional growth,” she tells Pulse.

In 2008, she won a singing competition, the FĂȘte de la Musique at Alliance Française, Nairobi. This marked the starting of her career. The urban soul singer and rapper was influenced by the songs she mostly listened to growing up fusing them up to come up with her unique style of urban soul.
Fena Performs With Nigerian Act Olamide at Coke Studio Africa Season 2

Starting out in 2009 when she recorded her first song Donk then later did Fenamenal Woman which broke her into the industry.

Click Here To Read Her Full Interview On KTN Kenya

The Biggest Evacuation In US History: Over 5.6Million People Ordered To Evacuate Florida

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The devastating Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in southern Florida by early Sunday morning as Miami is expected to bear the brunt of Irma, a Category 4 storm, which is clocking 160mph winds or stronger.

An estimated 5.6million people have been ordered to evacuate Florida and Georgia ahead of the deadly storm. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said residents under evacuation in southern coastal areas need to leave by midnight. Since the evacuation orders were issued, there has been extremely heavy traffic on all northbound highways.
 
The storm has the potential to do $125billion worth of damage when it strikes Miami - and possibly much more. Irma has caused devastation in the Caribbean, killing at least 24, leveling entire islands and destroying homes
Extensive damage has been reported on Barbuda and St Martin, with over 90 per cent of buildings wrecked.

The storm is currently battering Cuba as the outer bands of the storm reached south Florida on Friday night.

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