Hal Ketchum


About Hal Ketchum

A country singer known for his succinct, often poignant songwriting style, Hal Ketchum emerged at the dawn of the 1990s with an engaging folk-driven sound that helped his debut, Past the Point of Rescue, earn gold status. Memorable hits like "Small Town Saturday Night" and "Hearts Are Gonna Roll" secured his place in mainstream country music and earned him a membership to the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. Although his popularity waned during the subsequent decade, Ketchum continued to produce quality albums like 2001's Lucky Man and 2008's Father Time. Battling various health issues throughout his career, Ketchum managed one more studio album, 2014's I'm the Troubadour, before early-onset dementia caused him to retire in 2019. He died the following year from complications of the disease.

Greenwich, NY, United States
April 9, 1953

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