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Long-time Chesney, loveless band member dies

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – Tim Hensley, 50, a long-time member of both Kenny Chesney's and Patty Loveless' bands, died Tuesday of liver failure, The Tennessean reported.

Hensley was with Chesney for 11 years, Loveless 10 and Ricky Skaggs 1. He sang on Chesney's "When The Sun Goes Down" and "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," Skaggs' "Comin' Home To Stay" and Loveless' "When Fallen Angels Fly" and "Trouble With The Truth."

Hensley also released a solo album in 2008, "Long Monday," which grew out of jam sessions on the Chesney tour bus. Chesney and Buddy Cannon, who is Chesney's produced, helmed the Hensley disc.

CD reviews for Tim Hensley

Long Monday CD review - Long Monday
From the plaints of the homeless in New York City ("Ridin' Out the Storm"/Rodney Crowell) all the way to "Shady Grove", Tim Hensley covers a lot of territory in this debut. Hensley, who plays in Kenny Chesney's band, is equally at home on traditional gospel numbers like "Working On A Building" and well known Stanley-influenced numbers such as "Two Coats" as he is with Crowell. Backed by a superb group of musicians (including Adam Steffey, Rob »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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