7/19/1937 - 9/17/2014
Country Music Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of George Hamilton IV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77.
A news release from the Opry says Hamilton died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital after a heart attack.
Hamilton had been an Opry member since 1960, when he made the switch from pop music to country. He said the decision came after catching a performance of the Opry at Ryman Auditorium. Hamilton worked with producer Chet Atkins on a...