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Willie Nelson mourning death of band member

 
Willie Nelson mourning death of band member
Posted August 12th, 2013 @ 10:24am

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A guitarist in Willie Nelson's band has died. 

A post on the country legend's website reports "with a heavy heart" that Jody Payne passed away Saturday morning. 

Nelson's post adds that Jody's family is planning a private funeral, but it's possible a public memorial will be planned for later in the year. 

Payne was once married to country singer Sammi Smith, and had also worked with stars such as Tanya Tucker and Hank Snow.  Jody was part of Willie's touring band for more than 30 years before he retired in 2008. 

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