(CNN) Country music singer Hal Ketchum passed away at the age of 67 on Monday night due to complications from dementia, his wife said.
Ketchum, who was known for country music hits such as "Small Town Saturday Night" and "Long Haired Country Boy," released his first album in 1988.
He would go on to release 10 more albums, according to his website"I've known Hal Ketchum since 1985, when I first booked him at Gruene Hall," Ketchum's longtime friend and personal manager Tracie Ferguson told CNN.
"He played his first official gig in the front room of the old Hall for about 25 people.
He only had to sing one note for everyone to realize that he had something special and it didn't take long for the country music world to notice him."
Hal Ketchum, Hal, Andrea, Ketchum, Ketchum's, Tracie Ferguson
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