On July 17, Nashville session guitarist Fred Carter passed away. Fred played on such classic tracks as Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay," Marty Robbins' "El Paso," and Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer." He was the father of current country superstar Deanna Carter (Did I Shave My Legs for This?). To learn more about this father/daughter team, click here.
–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.