Hal Ketchum Tickets
Hal Ketchum Tickets
Several songs on the Hot Country Songs chart, along with landing roles in Hollywood movies, is no small feat for a guy who started his career at 15 playing drums for a rhythm-and-blues band. Hal Ketchum managed to pull it off in style. With a career that spans four decades, Ketchum is a force within the country music world.
Even though he hails from New York, Hal Ketchum is a country boy at heart. This hasn't stopped him from touring cities large and small across the globe. Fans with Hal Ketchum tickets have seen this artist in venues ranging from the Kessler Theatre in Dallas, Texas to the Robin 2 in Bilston. Upcoming shows will also have him travelling. He plans to stop at the Highline Ballroom in New York, the One World Theatre in Austin, Texas, Rams Head on the Stage in Annapolis, Maryland and Sellersville Theatre 1894 in Pennsylvania.
Some Hal Ketchum fans don't realise the star has taken on acting roles, but even fewer know he's also a painter. In fact, he had a 2002 art show opening at the Pena Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Amazingly, he accomplished this after an acute transverse myelitis diagnosis, which left him without the use of his body's left side. After this diagnosis, Ketchum relearned tasks such as playing the guitar and even walking. Now he's back with a vengeance.
Meagre beginnings included playing drums in local New York clubs. Afterwards, Ketchum moved down to Austin, Texas to focus on songwriting and singing. The mid 80s had him playing clubs throughout the Lone Star State. He released his first album, Threadbare Alibis, through Watermelon Records, a small record label. He eventually moved to Nashville, home of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and put out the album, Past the Point of Rescue, with popular singles such as Small Town Saturday Night and I Know Where Love Lives. He went on to release several successful singles, eventually inducted into the Grand Ole Opry for his contributions to the genre.
While Ketchum gained considerable notice from Threadbare Alibis, it was undoubtedly his 1991 record label debut, Past the Point of Rescue, that launched him into fame. Fans loved the unique Americana feel that Ketchum was able to convey through his songs, and this led to the album's commercial success. The RIAA would go on to certify the album as Gold.
Although the most successful, Past the Point of Rescue was not Ketchum's only hit album. Sure Love came out one year later, and it produced No. 2, 3 and 8 hits on the country charts, with Hearts Are Gonna Roll, Sure Love and Mama Knows the Highway, respectively. In 1994, Ketchum released Every Little Word, with the hit Stay Forever. Coincidentally, this is the same year Ketchum would become member 71 in the Grand Ole Opry.
Those with Hal Ketchum tickets will get a chance to experience exactly what a small town honky-tonk feels like, regardless of the size of the venue. One could imagine sitting at a barroom table, cradling a glass of whiskey, and listening to the country star speak from the stage. Ketchum talks directly with the audience, and it's almost as if fans have been close friends with the star for years. The singer even jokes around with the attendees, and in the end, this rounds out a Hal Ketchum show with a unique Americana experience.
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