Steel Guitar Hall of Fame great Weldon Myrick has been hospitalized with a stroke.
Janice Brooks, owner of the great online radio station Bus of Real Country, sent a note last night:
From Pat Coyne Asking prayers for Weldon Myrick and his family. Weldon has suffered a stroke and is hospitalized....it is very serious.
Myrick, 76, has worked with countless country music greats, including Bill Anderson and Connie Smith, over the years. (Anderson said in a 1992 interview that Myrick was responsible for the mention of "Big Spring, Texas" in the Anderson composition "At the Time": Anderson needed a small town to contrast to Paris, and Myrick suggested Big Spring.) Myrick co-wrote the song "Hangin' Around," which was featured on the Wilburn Brothers' album Never Alone. He was the Grand Ole Opry's staff band steel player for over three decades. In 1997 he was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.
Please keep Weldon Myrick in your thoughts and prayers.