Hal Michael Ketchum was an American country music artist. He released eleven studio albums from 1986 to 2014, including nine for divisions of Curb Records. Ketchum's 1991 album Past the Point of Rescue was his most commercially successful, having been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Between 1991 and 2006, Ketchum had 17 entries on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three that reached No. 2, "Small Town Saturday Night", "Past the Point of Rescue", and "Hearts Are Gonna Roll". Ketchum's music is defined by his songwriting and folk music influences. Ketchum retired from the music business in 2019 following a diagnosis of dementia.
|Birth name||Hal Michael Ketchum|
|Born||April 9, 1953, Greenwich, New York, U.S.|
|Died||November 23, 2020, Fischer, Texas, U.S.|
|Instruments||Vocals, Acoustic guitar|
|Labels||Watermelon, Curb, Music Road|
|IMDb||Hal Ketchum's IMDb|
Country music singer who released the 1991 album Past the Point of Rescue, which was certified Gold by the RIAA. He had a #2 hit with his song "Hearts Are Gonna Roll."
He started performing when he was fifteen as a drummer in an R&B band before he moved to Texas where he played local clubs in 1985 and released an independent album in 1988.
He appeared in the 1988 film Heartbreak Hotel.
His mother died of Multiple Sclerosis and later he was also diagnosed with the disease.
He recorded a cover of the song "If I Never Knew You" with Shelby Lynne for the 1996 album The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney.
- Curb Records artists
- Grand Ole Opry members
- Musicians from Austin, Texas
Latest information about Hal Ketchum updated on June 14 2021.