Brad Schmitt, Staff
Hal Ketchum's looking good and feeling better. His multiple sclerosis is in remission, he has a new single, The King of Love, on alternative radio, he's selling his paintings at a ritzy gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., and he lives in Nashville with his extraordinarily cool wife, Gina. If he's not busy creating his art, you might catch the ever-mellow Ketchum listening to his Miles Davis albums or munching on a burger at Brown's Diner.
WriterFive deserted-island discs
1. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison. Recorded in three days and yet eternal.
2. Led Zeppelin (I), Led Zeppelin. It's the first record that scared me a little.
3. This is Sinatra!, Frank Sinatra. Three Coins in the Fountain is my wedding song.
4. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis. Daring.
5. Lake Placid Blues, Tony Joe White. Just one of those great records that gets me through.
Three favorite restaurants
1. Tin Angel. I'm a freak for good lighting, and the service is always great, as is the food.
2. Wild Iris Cafe. See Tin Angel.
3. Brown's Diner. The songwriter's home away from home.
The three sexiest people alive
1. Gina. Any questions?
2. Sophia Loren. My boyhood crush continues.
3. Jessica Lange. Classy, smart and graceful.
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