April 2: Emmylou Harris is 71. Buddy Jewell is 57. Billy Dean is 56. Chris Janson is 32.
April 3: Bassist Curtis Stone of Highway 101 is 68. Billy Joe Royal (1942-Oct 6, 2015).
April 4: Singer Steve Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 67. Clay Davidson is 47. Guitarist Josh McSwain of Parmalee is 43.
April 5: Tommy Cash is 78. Pat Green is 46. Singer/guitarist Mike Eli of The Eli Young Band is 37. Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry (1967-Sept 8, 2017).
April 6: Merle Haggard (1937-April 6, 2016).
April 7: Bobby Bare is 83. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 67.
April 8: Singer and actor (Dukes of Hazzard) John Schneider is 58.