Hal Ketchum
American musician
Hal Ketchum
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.
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Curb Records Celebrates 50 Years
GAC - Great American Country - over 4 years
Curb Records, founded in 1963 by Mike Curb (while he was a student at California State University), is celebrating 50 years in the music business. Born with American ingenuity, Curb Records’ independent spirit lives on. In celebration, Curb Records is announcing its 50 albums over 50 years feature on iTunes today.  To see it click here: http://bit.ly/Curb50 Throughout the early years, Curb scored success with artists as diverse as the Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt), the Osmond Family, (including Donny & Marie), Lou Rawls, Exile, the Righteous Brothers, Solomon Burke, Debby Boone, and Roy Orbison. In 1969, Curb merged his young label with MGM Records and became the President of MGM. Under his reign, he boosted MGM’s war chests with a litany of hits, some of which he produced.  His signings brought a new emphasis on Nashville-based artists including Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Hank Williams Jr., Don Gibson, Mel Tillis, Ray Stevens, and Eddy Arnold. During the s ...
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Cruise with Charlie McGettigan - Leitrim Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Charlie's songs have been recorded by many artists including De Dannan, Mary and Frances Black, Ray Lynam, Daniel O'Donnell, Sandy Kelly and Hal Ketchum to name but a few. These days Charlie tours both here and abroad. He presents “The Saturday
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Lambert thrills fair crowd, breaks Sunday record - Quad City Times
Google News - over 5 years
That was followed by early hit “Kerosene,” then “Famous in a Small Town,” which included a mashup with Hal Ketchum's “Small Town Saturday Night.” She ended her regular set with one of her biggest hits, “Gunpowder and Lead.” There was also a tender side
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Woodville gig - Lurgan Today
Google News - over 5 years
Carmeland& the boys are the only Irish Bluegrass Band to have shared a stage with household names on the country circuit such as Randy Travis, Martina McBride and Hal Ketchum, to name but a few. The band will be joined this time with one of America's
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Rachel keeps it country on latest CD - Ballymena Times
Google News - over 5 years
Rachel launched her debut album to wide acclaim in the Adair Arms, Ballymena, in July last year and was subsequently invited to the Country music festival in Letterkenny where she met such stars as Hal Ketchum, Gene Watson and Brian Coll to name but a
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Miranda Lambert continues winning streak at casino show - MassLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
As an ode to her own small town roots she sang "Famous in a Small Town" and closed it out with a verse from Hal Ketchum's "Small Town Saturday Night." She also announced the show was only her fourth since officially becoming Mrs. Shelton
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Mark Stuart, Texas Culture, and the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - San Diego Reader (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Less than stoic, he has been compared favorably to pop and alt-country oriented artists such as Hal Ketchum. “So far I have just been taking it slow and trying to trying to find where we fit in musically and what venues would be right
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The Weekend: morning markets, night music and Wonderland at EmilyAnn - Newstreamz San Marcos
Google News - over 5 years
Also appearing are Hal Ketchum, Jason Marbach and Barbarossa, the Joel Hoffman Band, Katy Whitbeck, Michael Myers, the Rusty Brothers and Scott Wiggins. Members of Ace in the Hole will play in Texas Jamm Band today, as well
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ERIN JAMES - Frederick News Post (subscription)
Google News - almost 6 years
He's toured with Hal Ketchum and guitarist Johnny Hiland, among others. Some of Leppo's family played in the bluegrass band Salem Bottom Boys. "(Cody's) always been a disciplined drummer, growing and getting better," James said
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The Irish Times - Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Irish Times
Google News - almost 6 years
The Limerick singer-songwriter Mick Hanly wrote Past the Point of Rescue , which reached number two in the US charts when it was covered by Hal Ketchum, in 1981. Paul Brady has had his songs covered by Santana, Dave Edmunds and Tina Turner
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Mick Hanly, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey play The Dock - Leitrim Observer
Google News - almost 6 years
His songs have been recorded by such luminaries as Hal Ketchum, Christy Moore, Mary Black and Dolores Keane. Arty McGlynn is one of the finest and most sought after guitar players in Ireland, with a unique understanding of the music he performs
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CONNECTICUT; CALENDAR
NYTimes - over 8 years
Film NEW LONDON Garde Arts Center New London Film Festival. Through Aug. 17 .$10 and $40. Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street. (860) 444-7373; www.gardearts.org. For Children NEW LONDON Lyman Allyn Art Museum ''Honks, Beeps, Whistles: Getting Around New London,'' featuring paintings, antique toys, wagons and tricycles. Through Aug. 17. $8; seniors
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CALENDAR; CALENDAR
NYTimes - over 8 years
Comedy UNCASVILLE Mohegan Sun Chris Rock. Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. $65 and $85. Rob Bartlett with Tony Powell and Karith Foster. Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. $60. Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard. (888) 226-7711; www.mohegansun.com. Film NEW LONDON Garde Arts Center New London Film Festival. Through Aug. 17. $10 and $40. Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street.
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CALENDAR
NYTimes - about 11 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items should be submitted by mail at least three weeks in advance to New Jersey Cultural Calendar, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. THEATER ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS ''California Suite,''
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - over 11 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to New Jersey Cultural Calendar, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. THEATER GLASSBORO ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'' by Dale Wasserman, based on
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - over 12 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. Theater BURGDORFF CULTURAL CENTER ''The 1940's Radio Hour,'' by Walton
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Berlin Journal; Germany's Cowpokes, Longing for the Big Sky
NYTimes - about 15 years
Lars Bethke, an elevator repairman, rides wild horses in the rodeo. Dressed in full western regalia -- jeans, fringed shirt, cowboy boots -- he joined hundreds of other Germans at this year's Country Music Fair, where cowpokes roam freely beneath the gray Berlin sky. Mr. Bethke, now 33, fell in love with rodeo in 1989, when he and his friends found
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JERSEY FOOTLIGHTS; Great Adventure Goes Country
NYTimes - over 15 years
The country singer Pam Tillis has released her seventh album, ''Thunder and Roses,'' which includes a duet with her father, Mel Tillis, and one with Vince Gill. In the 10 years since she was first nominated for American Country Music's top female vocalist, she has piled up awards: the Country Music Association top female vocalist in 1994, single of
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POP AND JAZZ GUIDE
NYTimes - over 18 years
Here is a selective listing by critics of The Times of new or noteworthy pop and jazz concerts in New York City this weekend. * denotes a highly recommended concert. * ARCHERS OF LOAF, Tramps, 51 West 21st Street, Chelsea, (212) 727-7788. Singing about underdogs and underachievers, the Archers of Loaf, from Chapel Hill, N.C., are die-hards of the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hal Ketchum
    FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 48
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He also is a master carpenter and enjoys making toys.
  • 1998
    Age 44
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He had to relearn basic tasks, including how to walk and play the guitar. His mother died at an early age from multiple sclerosis, the sister disease to acute transverse myelitis, from which he also suffers.
  • 1994
    Age 40
    Ketchum also made a cameo appearance as a bank robber in the 1994 film Maverick.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Hal was also inducted as the 71st Member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. Two years later came a greatest-hits package entitled The Hits. This album included the non-charting single "Hang In There Superman." Ketchum did not appear on the charts again until 1998, when he reached number 36 with a cover of Todd Rundgren's "I Saw the Light", from his next album, also entitled I Saw the Light. Awaiting Redemption followed in 1999 without a charting single. He covered "If I Never Knew You" with Shelby Lynne for The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney. In 2001, Ketchum released Lucky Man. This album included only one charting single in the number 40 "She Is". King of Love followed in 2004 with only the number 60 "My Love Will Not Change" to its credit. One More Midnight, released only in the United Kingdom, produced a number 47 country hit in the United States with "Just This Side of Heaven (Hal-Lelujah)", although the album itself never was released in the U.S. His most recent US releases are Father Time in 2008, and I'm the Troubadour in 2014.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 37
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This album was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. He released the album Sure Love the following year, with the title track reaching number 3 on the country charts, scoring another number 2 with "Hearts Are Gonna Roll", and "Mama Knows the Highway" charting at number 8.
  • 1986
    Age 32
    In 1986, Ketchum recorded 11 of his self-penned songs under his full name Hal Michael Ketchum.
    More Details Hide Details This album, Threadbare Alibis, was released in 1988 under the small Texas label Watermelon Records.
  • 1985
    Age 31
    This influenced him to try his hand at singing and songwriting, and by 1985 he was playing at small Texas clubs.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 27
    In 1981, Ketchum moved to Austin, Texas, where he began to visit Gruene Hall, a small dance hall near his home.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on April 9, 1953.
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