Tim Surrett hospitalized for testing

Tim SurrettTim Surrett, bass player with popular North Carolina band Balsam Range, and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been hospitalized near his home in western North Carolina.

He was taken to the emergency room after complaining of lightheadedness yesterday, and the doctors there discovered that he is suffering from internal bleeding from an as yet undetermined gastrointestinal problem. Further testing is ongoing today.

Surrett is said to be feeling better following a blood transfusion and his doctors hope that x-ray tests today will reveal the root of his illness.

Tim is also involved with the Mountain Home Music Company in Arden, NC, a subsidiary of the Crossroads Label Group, where he serves as a producer for many of their studio sessions.

Hopefully this will be a brief skirmish and Tim will be back in the saddle with Balsam Range right away. They have a busy schedule leading up to the IBMA World of Bluegrass convention at the end of next month, a super busy week for the organization’s staff and leadership.

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