USA singer Hal Ketchum has died at the age of 67 from complications of dementia, his wife said on Monday night.
“We are deeply saddened and saddened that Hall passed away peacefully at home last night due to complications of dementia,” Ketchum’s wife Andrea wrote in an article on the singer’s Facebook page and website.
“May his music live forever in your hearts, and may you have peace.”
Ketchum released his first album in 1988, making it known for country concerts such as “Small Town Saturday Night” and “Long Hair Country Boy.” His website says he is going to release ten more albums.
Tracy Ferguson, a long-time friend, and personal manager of Ketchum, said, “I have reserved Hal Ketchum at Gruene Hall since 1985. About 25 people played their first official gig in the front room of the old hall. He had to sing only one note to everyone to realize that he had something special. Him. “
According to his website, Ketchum has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry-Weekly Country Music Showroom since 1994.
Ketchum will sell ten best songs and 5 million albums, according to his website.
Ferguson said Ketchum immigrated to Texas in 2010, where he went to perform in theatres and theatres such as Birch mere and Aedes Attic. Ferguson says Ketchum was diagnosed with dementia in 2017 and played his last show at the Gruene Hall stage home.
The life story is brief
(Born April 9, 1953) Hal Ketchum is an American country music artist. He has released 11 studio albums since 1986, including nine curb and Refugee-curb labels. Ketchum’s 1991 album Past the Point of Rescue is one of his most commercially successful and has been certified Gold by the American Recording Industry Association. From 1991 to 2006, Ketchum had 17 entries on the Hot Country Song charts. Three of his solo songs – “Small Town Saturday Night,” “The Save the Past,” and “Heart Bull Roll” – all made it to number 2 on the chart and the top ten among the other three places: “Sure Love” 3, and “Mom Knows the Highway” and “Stay Forever.”
Ketchum was born in Greenwich, New York. At the age of 15, he began performing in clubs as a drummer with the Rhythm and the Blues. In 1981, Ketchum immigrated to Austin, Texas, where he started to visit the Gruene Hall, a small ballroom near his home. Influenced him to try his hand at singing and songwriting, and by 1985 he was playing in small Texas clubs. In 1986, Ketchum recorded 11 self-composed songs under his full name, Hal Michael Ketchum. The album, Threadbare Alibis, was released in 1988 under the small Texas label Watermelon Records. Ketchum then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he signed a record deal with Curb Records. In 1991, Ketchum released his curb debut album, Past the Point of Rescue, and his first song, “Small Town Saturday Night” and “Past the Point of Rescue,” became number two on Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, launches him into the star class. The album was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
In June 1998, Ketcham was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. It was a disease of the spine and left without using the left side of Ketchum’s body. He had to release basic tasks, including how to play the guitar and how to play it. His mother died when he was a child with multiple sclerosis, a sibling disease leading to acute myelitis, from which he also suffers. Ketchum is an artist who started an art exhibition in 2002 at the Penn Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a skilled carpenter and loves to make toys.