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Biography of Hal Ketchum
Hal Ketchum teams up with Shelby Lynne to sing the duet "If I Never Knew You," from Pocahontas. Ever since the release of his '91 gold-selling debut, Past the Point of Rescue, the Curb Records' recording artist has established himself as one of the leading performers in country music.
Songwriter Pat Alger and producer Jim Rooney discovered Ketchum while the artist was living in Austin, Texas working as a cabinetmaker by day and a musician by night. At Alger and Rooney's request, Ketchum moved to Nashville, and he signed with Curb shortly thereafter.
Working with Grammy®-winning producers Jim Rooney and Allen Reynolds, Ketchum released Past The Point Of Rescue and Sure Love. His first single, "Small Town Saturday Night," catapulted him into the spotlight -- the song was named the top country radio song of 1991 by Radio & Records.
Since the auspicious debut, Ketchum has released a series of hit songs, including "I Know Where Love Lives," "Past the Point of Rescue," "Five O'Clock World," "Sure Love," "Mama Knows the Highway," "Hearts Are Gonna Roll," and "Someplace Far Away." He has been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and headlined one of the most successful concert tours in country music.