John Hughey passed away last sunday at the age of 73 in Henderson, TN. John was known as one of the best steel guitar players in the USA and was inducted in the Pedal Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. He also was a session musician for the album 'From Elvis in Memphis', with classics as 'In The Ghetto' and 'Long Black Limousine'.
He started playing professionally in the early 1950s with a Memphis-based band, Slim Rhodes and The Mother's Best Mountaineers, before playing for about 20 years with Twitty, who was a school mate of Hughey's when his family lived in Horn Lake, Miss.
Hughey later 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.
A visitation was scheduled for Tuesday at Hendersonville Funeral Home, with a funeral on Wednesday at Hendersonville First Baptist Church.