Steel guitar player John Hughey dies at 73 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Steel guitar player John Hughey dies at 73

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Hughey, a steel guitar player who toured for years with country legend Conway Twitty and recorded with Elvis Presley and several other stars, has died. He was 73.

Hughey, who died Sunday night, was credited with developing a unique style of playing that focused on the instrument's high tones, resulting in a distinctive "crying sound."

Hughey recorded songs with Presley, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Willie Nelson, Dickey Betts of The Allman Brothers and others. He recorded and toured with star Vince Gill for about 12 years.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at Hendersonville First Baptist Church.

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