Hal Ketchum

Born Apr 9, 1953

Hal Michael Ketchum is an American country music artist. He has released ten studio albums since 1986, including nine for the Curb and Asylum-Curb labels. Ketchum's 1991 album Past the Point of Rescue is his most commercially successful, having been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Between 1991 and 2006, Ketchum also made seventeen entries on the Hot Country Songs charts.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hal Ketchum.


1953 Birth Born on April 9, 1953.


1981 28 Years Old In 1981, Ketchum moved to Austin, Texas, where he began to visit Gruene Hall, a small dance hall near his home.


1985 32 Years Old This influenced him to try his hand at singing and songwriting, and by 1985 he was playing at small Texas clubs.
1986 33 Years Old In 1986, Ketchum recorded 11 of his self-penned songs under his full name Hal Michael Ketchum. … Read More
1991 38 Years Old Ketchum then moved to Nashville, Tennessee and signed a record deal with Curb Records. In 1991, Ketchum released his Curb debut album Past the Point of Rescue, with both his debut single "Small Town Saturday Night" and the title track "Past the Point of Rescue" reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, launching him to stardom. … Read More


1994 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Ketchum released the album Every Little Word, generating several more hits, including the Benmont Tench co-write "Stay Forever" which reached number 8. … Read More
1998 45 Years Old In June 1998, Ketchum was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called acute transverse myelitis, an ailment of the spinal column, which left Ketchum without the use of the left side of his body. … Read More
2002 49 Years Old Ketchum is also a painter and his work has been shown in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Pena Gallery, where he had an art-show opening in 2002. … Read More
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