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Hal Ketchum

Hal Ketchum (1953–2020), “Small Town Saturday Night” singer

by Kirk Fox

Hal Ketchum was a country music star known for the song “Small Town Saturday Night.”

  • Died: Monday, November 23, 2020. (Who else died on November 23?)
  • Details of death: Died at the age of 67 from dementia.
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Country music star

Ketchum had three songs make it to No. 2 on the Billboard country charts with “Small Town Saturday Night,” “Hearts Are Gonna Roll,” and “Past the Point of Rescue.” He wrote the song “Stay Forever” with Benmont Tench of Tom Petty (1950 – 2017) and the Heartbreakers, which reached the country top ten in 1995. Ketchum collaborated with country greats Dolly Parton and Shelby Lynne. He also acted, appearing in the films “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Maverick.” Ketchum released nine albums for Curb Records and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1994.

Tributes to Hal Ketchum

Full Obituary: Syracuse.com


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