Who is Hal Ketchum? Hal Ketchum Bio/Wiki
Hal Michael Ketchum was a country music artist from America. Since 1986, he has released eleven studio albums, including nine for the Curb Records division. He was born on April 9, 1953, in Greenwich, New York, United States.
He passed away at 67 on Monday night as a result of complications from dementia. Ketchum’s wife, Andrea, reported the news on Tuesday on Facebook.
Rest in peace, Hal Ketchum pic.twitter.com/3yD9zrV6bF
— Willie’s Roadhouse (@SXMWillie) November 24, 2020
He was 67 years old.
Past the Point of Rescue, Ketchum’s 1991 album, remains his most commercially successful, having been gold certified by the Music Industry Association of America.
Ketchum had seventeen entries on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts between 1991 and 2006, including three that reached the number two position: his debut single, “Small Town Saturday Night” “Past the Point of Rescue” and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll” His songwriting and folk music influences characterize Ketchum’s music.
Following a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, Ketchum retired from the music industry in 2019.
In the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel, Ketchum appeared. In the 1994 film Maverick, Ketchum made a cameo appearance as a bank robber as well.
Ketchum released Lucky Man in 2001. This album contained just one song in the number 40 “She Is” charts.
In 2004, King of Love followed with only the number 60 to its credit, “My Love Will Not Change” Released only in the United Kingdom, One More Midnight produced a number 47 country hit with Just This Side of Heaven (Hal-Lelujah)” in the United States, although the album itself was never released in the United States. His most recent US releases are 2008’s Father Time, and 2014’s I’m the Troubadour.
At the age of 67, Ketchum died from the disease on November 23, 2020. Dementia was Ketchum’s cause of death; he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. In a statement from his wife, Andrea Ketchum, Ketchum’s death was announced.
A brief statement on Hal Ketchum’s November 24 Facebook page read, “With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia. May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace. Andrea”
With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia.
May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace.
RIP brother Hal Ketchum … just 67 years old … so sad to lose yet another one this year … pic.twitter.com/7c2XGhDv1a
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) November 24, 2020