Hal Ketchum's Father Time is the ninth album in a distinguished musical career that includes such indelible Top 10 hits as "Small Town Saturday Night," "Past The Point of Rescue," "Hearts Are Gonna Roll" and "Stay Forever." It may well be his masterpiece. On the 14-song tour de force, the man hailed as "the most exquisite voice in country music" (USA Today) and "one hell of a storyteller" (the9513.com) who "couldn't write a bad song if he tried" (All Music Guide) delivers one hell of an exquisite album that plays from first track to last like the work of a lifetime. It's a musically and lyrically opulent and vibrant opus that is both immediate and timeless.
Father Time is the album that Hal Ketchum's talents have promised ever since he burst onto the country music scene in 1991, hitting #1 with his very first single, "Small Town Saturday Night." His almost instant arrival as a distinctive artistic presence reflected a lifetime already immersed in music.
Ultimately, Ketchum is "thrilled" by what he has achieved on Father Time. And listeners will also feel that thrill as they listen, as well as being impressed and touched and having their lives enhanced by the songs and stories within and the music that accompanies them with a stunning beauty, power and emotional depth. Because with Father Time Hal Ketchum has made an album for the ages.