Songwriting legend Hal Ketchum returns in top form with genre-pushing new album “I’m the Troubadour.” In contrast to the pure country hits he’s famous for, the new album finds Ketchum letting his songwriting expand into folk, blues, rock and soul.
According to Ketchum, he’s had this musical renaissance in him all along. “I like to say that I’ve been successfully misunderstood for 30 years. I mean, I was a cabinet-maker from Gruene, TX. I got a record deal and I had a number one record out of the box, and suddenly I was a ‘country’ singer,” he says. “The genre served me very well, and I’m really grateful for the opportunities that the country music world brought to me. But creatively, this record was a really beautiful departure for me. It’s really opened me up again.”
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