On March 4, Rhodes passed away at his residence in Nashville, Tennessee.

Inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2019, bassist and session musician Michael Rhodes passed away. He was 69.

A Billboard spokesman confirmed Rhodes’ demise. In Nashville, Tennessee, Rhodes passed away on March 4 at his residence. There was no listed cause of death at the time of publication.

Rhodes was born in Monroe, Louisiana, in 1953. He started playing the guitar when he was eleven and eventually switched to bass.

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After residing in Austin and Memphis, he relocated to Nashville in 1977, where he joined the local rock group Nerve and the house demo band for Tree Publishing. There, he received “a fantastic crash education in the technique of playing a song, and what was needed for a song,” he told Nashville Arts.

He later enjoyed a prosperous session career, playing on hit songs by Shawn Colvin and Lee Ann Womack, including “Sunny Came Home” (1996) and “I Hope You Dance” (2000).

He even had the honour of being included in the 1997 versions of Diane Warren’s “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood. “.

Recordings by Willie Nelson, Etta James, Mark Knopfler, Alan Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Brian Wilson, Joss Stone, Dolly Parton, the (Dixie) Chicks, J. J. John Oates, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Bob Seger, Dave Stewart, Keith Whitley, Joan Baez, Lionel Richie, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Cash, Lonnie Mack, Cale, Wynonna, Merle Haggard, Randall Bramblett, Amy Grant, Hank Williams Jr., the Highwaymen, John Oates, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, and the Highwaymen.

He has frequently joined Joe Bonamassa’s band in recent years.

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Bonamassa penned “Rest in Peace, dear friend” on Twitter. “Right now, I’m having trouble understanding it. “.

Plans for the memorial service will be finalized later.

His family requests donations to the Music Health Alliance, which aids musicians in need of healthcare and assistance, rather than flowers. Checks may be sent by mail to Music Health Alliance at 2737 Larmon Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 or electronically at musichealthalliance . com.

The family of Rhodes also advises taking in meaningful music; Rhodes listened to John Coltrane just before he passed away. According to his wife, John Coltrane, jazz, and all those musicians were favorites of Rhodes, according to his wife. “That always gave him food. “.