James “Slim” Hand, Country Singer And Songwriter, Dies At 67 – James “Slim” Hand, who was best known for songs like “In the corner, at the table, by the jukebox” and “Floor to crawl,” has died at 68.
James “Slim” Hand, Country Singer And Songwriter, Dies At 68 | Cause Of Death:
James “Slim” Hand has died early Monday morning, June 8th, after complications due to issues with congestive heart failure.
James Hand was in a Waco, TX hospital and his former wife and mother of his two sons, Kayla Allen, was by his side and holding his hand as he passed on. James Hand was 68-years old, according to Slim Hand Music.
His family made the announcement on his Facebook page saying, “Dear friends, this is one of the hardest announcements I have ever had to make. Our hero and friend James passed away early this morning. He passed peacefully, with Kayla Allen holding his hand. His sons Shane Machac and Tracer Hand, his brothers Ty and Bimbo Hand, and nephew Cody Hand appreciate all the love and prayers, and need them now more than ever. They are absolutely devastated and overwhelmed at this time, and wanted to ask that everyone please respect their privacy at this time as they grieve this devastating loss. We will let everyone know information regarding any memorial services or things of that nature as that information becomes available.
We love you James!”
Born in Waco, Texas, United States, James Hand started singing and playing guitar when he was twelve years old.
As a teenager, Hand performed in honky-tonks and roadhouses across the state of Texas.
James Hand began to write and perform his own songs after learning a valuable lesson from his long nights playing endless sets for dancers in honky-tonks.
Texas Musician James Hand Died:
After years of continuous traveling and live performances, James Hand released his first album “Shadows Where the Magic Was” on Crystal Clear Sound in 1999, and, the next year, he released his breakout sophomore LP Evil Things. Six years later, Hand signed to roots music powerhouse Rounder Records, which issued “The Truth Will Set You Free” and 2009’s “Shadow on the Ground.”
He released his first nationally-distributed album in 2006, “The Truth Will Set You Free,” produced by Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson and legendary Texas producer and multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines.
After two years from the release of the critically acclaimed album, “Mighty Lonesome Man,” on Slim Hand Music, James “Slim” Hand released a 14 song album, titled “Stormclouds in Heaven,” with heart-felt songs like “Why Oh Why”, “Devil Ain’t No Quitter,” “Baby’s Promise” And “No One Ever Dies.”
James “Slim” Hand is survived by his wife Kayla Allen, sons Shane Machac and Tracer Hand, his brothers Ty and Bimbo Hand, and nephew Cody Hand. His family will let the public know when the memorial service is planned.
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