Ralph Emery, famed country music broadcaster, dies at 88

Country music star Barbara Mandrell hugs country television personality Ralph Emery after Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., on May 17, 2009. (Mark Humphrey / AP) Country music star Barbara Mandrell hugs country television personality Ralph Emery after Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., on May 17, 2009. (Mark Humphrey / AP)

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