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Jim Newberry


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Post Posted 13 Jul 2017 9:09 pm     Reply with quote

I just got word from a good friend of Kayton's that he passed tonight at around 11pm Nashville time. He was a treasure...
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Tommy Detamore


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Post Posted 13 Jul 2017 9:33 pm     Reply with quote

So sad to hear this. I had heard he wasn't doing so well. He was an inspiration to me and many others. R.I.P.
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Clyde Mattocks


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Post Posted 13 Jul 2017 10:54 pm     Reply with quote

Been dreading this news. What a player. What a personality. Prayers and comfort to his family.
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Bob Watson


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Post Posted 13 Jul 2017 11:01 pm     Reply with quote

I am sorry to hear this sad news. His steel playing and his love for music was inspirational. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends.
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Hook Moore


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Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 1:26 am     Reply with quote

So sorry, my condolences...
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Jack Stoner


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Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 2:07 am     Reply with quote

Condolences. Sad day.
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Mike Neer


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Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 2:50 am     Reply with quote

Sincerest condolences to the entire world for this loss. Who didn't love Kayton?
A real gentleman, the kind which you don't see often.
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George Rout


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St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 3:22 am     Reply with quote

Gosh, life is so fragile. A true gentleman steeler. Our condolences to Kayton's family.

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Stan Paxton


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Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 3:26 am     Reply with quote

So sorry; another great one gone. Life is so fragile, gone like a vapor. ...
Sympathy & prayers to his family & friends. ...
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Tony Davis


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Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 3:36 am     Reply with quote

Saw Kayton here in Australia with Hank Snow sometime in the early 70's he kicked off my love for Steel Guitar
R.I.P Kayton
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Steve Green


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Gulfport, MS, USA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 3:38 am     Reply with quote

So sorry to read this. Kayton was truly a one-of-a-kind.

Kayton Roberts - Why Must We Say Goodbye?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSm5m4NOKBo
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C. E. Jackson


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Mississippi, USA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 3:51 am     Reply with quote

Truly a great steel player. He will be missed.

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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 3:57 am     Reply with quote

Sad news. Kayton was a wonderful player and a great showman. I saw him 2 or 3 years ago when I went to the Long Hollow club outside of Nashville with Mike and Joanie Johnson. Previous to that, he came to my home town of Southampton, UK, about 45 years with Hank Snow. RIP big man.
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Terry Barnett


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Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 4:38 am     Reply with quote

The best...so sad to hear.
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Walter Stettner


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Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 5:45 am     Reply with quote

Just saw it on FB. So sad to learn that another icon, a true gentleman is gone.

Thanks for all the music and the great stories you had for us, Kayton.

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Charley Hill


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South Carolina
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 5:50 am     Reply with quote

Peace and Comfort to the family during this emotional time.
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David Thornhill


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 6:11 am     Kayton Reply with quote

Will miss my good friend and fellow musician.
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Sandra Scott-Wall


From:
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 6:41 am     Reply with quote

Kayton Roberts was the 70th Hall of Fame member inducted in 2012. His wonderful music, as well as his many stories, will be greatly missed. RIP Kayton. Our prayers go out to your family.
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Jim R. Harrison


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North Vancouver, B. C., Canada
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 7:31 am     Reply with quote

I am truly saddened in learning of Kayton's passing! Not being skilled with words, I can only agree with the words of those who previously posted their condolences.



What a tremendous loss to us all in the steel guitar community.
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Brad Bechtel


From:
San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 8:01 am     Reply with quote

I was lucky enough to see Mr. Roberts performing with Hank Snow on my first visit to the Grand Ole Opry. He was always an inspiration. May he rest in peace.
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Roger Shackelton


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Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 8:08 am     Reply with quote

Rest in peace Kayton. I truly enjoyed your steel playing over the years.
I met Kayton in Dresser,Wisconsin in 1969 where he was playing a concert with Hank Snow.
Fiddler, Chubby Wise was responsible for getting Kayton the job With Hank.

Roger
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Steve Green


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Gulfport, MS, USA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 8:10 am     Reply with quote

Article posted to Facebook by Kayton's friend Rob McNurlin.

http://garyhayescountry.com/country-music-legend-kayton-roberts-dies/
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 9:06 am     Reply with quote

Kayton was one of the most joyous players I've ever seen. His love of the steel guitar and of music was evident in his playing and his stage presence. He played well into his senior years and was an inspiration to me and many other players. Rest in peace, Kayton.
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Dennis Olearchik


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Newtown, PA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 9:11 am     Reply with quote

Kayton was featured on one of the Marty Stuart TV episodes. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.
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Jerry Overstreet


From:
Louisville Ky
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 9:20 am     Reply with quote

I have Kayton with Hank on video from the Opry a few years back doing Among My Souvenirs. It's one of the most soulful steel guitar solos and one of my all time favorites. I listen to it often.
I'm sorry to hear he has passed, but the music world was made a better place by his presence.
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