Correction: Obit-Johnny Gimble story

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 11, 2015 at 3:32 p.m.



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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — In a story May 9 about the death of fiddler Johnny Gimble, The Associated Press erroneously reported Gimble's age when he died. He was 88 years old, not 89.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Famed country fiddler Johnny Gimble dies at 88

Country fiddler and top session artist Johnny Gimble dies in Texas at 88

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Renowned fiddler Johnny Gimble, who gained fame for his backup work with country stars from Merle Haggard to Carrie Underwood, has died.

He was 88.

His daughter, Cyndy, said Gimble died Saturday morning near his home in Dripping Springs, near Austin, "finally rid of the complications from several strokes over the past few years."

Gimble grew up on a farm near Tyler, in East Texas, spent two years with Wills' group beginning in 1949, and later became a much-requested session musician in Nashville performing with country giants such as Haggard, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. He won six Country Music Association awards as best instrumentalist.

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