Hal Ketchum

Birth Day April 9th, 1953
Birth Place Greenwich
Age 71 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

About Hal Ketchum 

Hal Michael Ketchum shortly named Hal Ketchum was an American country music artist who had released eleven studio albums during his career timespan. His 1991 album "Past the Point of Rescue" was his most commercially successful, having been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. His top singles include "Small Town Saturday Night", "Past the Point of Rescue", and "Hearts Are Gonna Roll". Between 1991 and 2006 Ketchum had 17 entries on the Hot Country Songs charts. As an actor, he has also appeared in the 1988 film "Heartbreak Hotel" and in the 1994 film "Maverick". What's more, he was also inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in the year 1994. At the age of 67, he left this world on 23rd November 2020 due to complications of Dementia. 

Country music singer Hal Ketchum passed away at the age of 67 on Monday night due to complications from dementia, his wife said. "With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of dementia," Ketchum's wife, Andrea, confirmed in a post on the late singer's Facebook page and website. "May his music live on forever in your hearts and bring you peace."

Hal Ketchum was famous for being a country music artist. He was best known for releasing eleven studio albums since 1986. His music is defined by his songwriting and folk music influences. 

Hal Ketchum, a famous musician

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On 9th April 1953, Hal Ketchum was born in Greenwich, New York, the USA with the birth name/real name of Hal Michael Ketchum. He held American nationality and his ethnic background was American-White. His race was white. He lastly celebrated his 67th birthday in Fischer, Texas, the USA. Aries was his Zodiac sign and his religion was Christian. He was born to his parents; Frank Ketchum (father) and Janet Ketchum (mother). His mother passed away at an early age from multiple sclerosis, the sister disease to acute transverse myelitis, from which he also suffers. Information about his sibling's details along with his educational background is still to get publicized yet. 

Hal Ketchum was a famous musician who stood tall at the height of 5 ft 7 in and his balanced weight consisted of 74 KG. His body build was average and his other body measurements such as biceps size, waist size, and more have not been disclosed yet. In June 1998, Hal 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. He had to relearn basic tasks, including how to walk and play the guitar. His wife, Andrea announced on his Facebook page that early-onset senile dementia including Alzheimer's disease had progressed to the point that he could no longer perform. Hal Ketchum passed away at his home in Fischer, Texas on 23rd November 2020 at the age of 67 after a battle with dementia and Alzheimers. 

Hal Ketchum's Music and Acting Career

  • Moving towards the career of Hal Ketchum, he began performing in clubs as a drummer with a rhythm and blues trio when he was only fifteen. 
  • He then moved to Austin, Texas in the year 1981. There he became engaged in singing and songwriting. He then played at small Texas clubs by 1985. 
  • Later, he recorded 11 of his self-penned songs under his full name Hal Michael Ketchum in the year 1986. 
  • In the year 1988, the album, "Threadbare Alibis" was released on the Watermelon Records label. Later, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and signed a record deal with Curb Records. 
  • He also released his Curb debut album "Past the Point of Rescue" in the year 1991. The album's singles include "Small Town Saturday Night", "I Know Where Love Lives", "Five O'Clock World", "Past the Point of Rescue". 
  • He then released the album "Sure Love" in the year 1993. He next released the album "Every Little Word" in the year 1994. Five singles were released from the album out of which he wrote the "(Tonight We Just Might) Fall in Love Again" and "That's What I Get for Losin' You", with former NRBQ member Al Anderson. He was also inducted as the 71st Member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. 
  • He came a greatest-hits package entitled "The Hits" after a couple of years. He 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". 
  • He also covered "If I Never Knew You" with Shelby Lynne for The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney. He released "Lucky Man" in the year 2001. This album included only one charting single in the number 40 "She Is". 
  • His most recent US releases are "Father Time" in the year 2008, and "I'm the Troubadour" in the year 2014. 
  • Additionally, he also made his appearance in the 1988 film "Heartbreak Hotel". He also made a cameo appearance as a bank robber in the 1994 film "Maverick".
  • He was 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 the year 2002. He was also a master carpenter and enjoyed making toys. 

Hal Ketchum passed away due to complications of Dementia

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Hal Ketchum's Personal Life

Hal Ketchum was a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife, Andrea. Prior to his death, the couple is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. He married his first wife, Barbara; his second wife, Terrell Tye, and his third wife, Gina Ketchum. He married his third wife from the year 1998 to 2009. He then married his second wife from 16th September 1991 to 1997. His sexual orientation was straight and he was not gay. 

Talking about his kids, he has a son named Graham and a daughter named Sarah with his first wife, Barbara. He had another three kids from his third wife Gina whose name goes by Fana Rose, Ruby Joy Ketchum, and Sophia Grace. 

Hal Ketchum and his wife

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Hal Ketchum's Net Worth 2020

Hal Ketchum was a famous country music artist. As of 2020, his net worth was estimated to have $9 Million. Whereas the details about his exact salary figure are still to get unfold yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he was making a good amount of money from his music career. His yearly income will be surely in millions. His main source of wealth was from a music career. 

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