US country music star George Hamilton IV dies

  • George Hamilton IV, a renowned country music star, died in Tennessee aged 77 after suffering a massive heart attack.

    The North Carolina-born American singer and guitarist, who started performing in the 1950s, switched to country after dabbling with pop for a short while.

    He soon became famous as a country singer, producing dozens of hits in the sixties and seventies.

    Later in his career he took a keen interest in gospel music. His last album, in 2010, was inspired by gospel music.



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