Hal Ketchum At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Grand Ole Opry member Hal Ketchum was born in April of 1953 in Greenwich, New York. When he was fifteen, he performed as a drummer with a rhythm and blues trio in local clubs. In ’81, he moved to Austin, Texas, where he visited Gruene Hill, a small dance hall near his home. His visits there inspired him to take up singing and songwriting. Four years later, he was playing in small Texas clubs and, by the next year, he had recorded eleven of his songs. He moved to Nashville in the late 80s, where he released his first big album shortly after. Ketchum quickly gained success and fame in the country music industry and, in 1994, he became the 71st Member of the Grand Ole Opry.