Chet Flippo, Music Journalist, Passes
June 19, 2013 at 10:55 AM (PT)
Our sympathies are with family, friends and co-workers of longtime music journalist and CMT Editorial Director CHET FLIPPO, who passed away TODAY (6/19) in NASHVILLE.
FLIPPO was an early writer for ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE and the author of seven books, including, “On The Road With THE ROLLING STONES.” He also contributed to TEXAS MONTHLY and THE NEW YORK TIMES, and served five years as BILLBOARD Magazine’s NASHVILLE Bureau chief.
FLIPPO had been with CMT since 2001 and penned the weekly “NASHVILLE SKYLINE” column.
CMT Pres. BRIAN PHILIPS said of FLIPPO, “CHET was a fierce advocate for Country music long before Country was cool … We will love and respect CHET forever.”
No information on services was released.