Buddy Merriam health update

We are delighted to report that Buddy Merriam has come successfully through his surgery of yesterday (October 16, 2017).

Kathy DeVine, guitarist with Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, gives today’s news and praises his medical team for all their efforts so far …..

“Buddy Merriam is doing great after his quadruple bypass. I want to thank you for all the expressions of love, prayers and for sharing your stories with him before his surgery. It was very encouraging to him. The world is a better place today because of the skilled hands of his surgeon Dr. Joanna Chikwe and her medical team; nurses, technicians and all the staff who made this easier on all of us.

Thank you again and keep him in your thoughts and prayers. He has a long road ahead of him but now he’s got the heart to do it.”

Just before going to press Kathy shared the very latest bulletin ..

“He is doing so well. We are so pleased. The outreach from the community is propelling his spirit!”

We hope that Buddy has a speedy recovery and that he soon returns to good health.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.