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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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
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