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06-15-2016, 11:45 PM
Garth's studio bass player has died; Garth has canceled his Winnepeg presser.

Sharing Mike's formal obituary:

Michael “Mike” Leo Chapman, age 63 of Franklin, TN passed away June 13, 2016 at his home. Mike’s greatest joy was his family. Among his many achievements Mike was a National Guardsman, received his BS in Business from Athens State University, was an accomplished musician and a world renowned bass player, he recorded over 30 #1 Hits and played on over 170 million records sold. Mike is a 2016 inductee of the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum with musical credits too numerous to list. His contribution as a musician, husband, father, papaw, friend and his talent is legendary. His Christian walk was evident to all who knew him, and his life was truly a witness to the Glory of God.

Preceded in death by his parents, Mabin & Mable Brown Chapman. Survived by wife, Connie Chapman of Franklin, TN; sons, Lee (Sara) Sartin of Franklin, TN and Clinton Chapman of Denver, CO; daughter, Allison Chapman of Franklin, TN; sister, Faye (Cliff) Wise of Sterling, IL; grandson, Wyatt Sartin. Celebration of Life will be held 2:00PM Friday, June 17, 2016 at Church of the City Franklin (formerly the Peoples Church) 828 Murfreesboro Rd. Franklin, TN. Pastor Jay Strother officiating. Visitation will be 4-8PM Thursday at the church and one hour prior to the service. Private Interment will be 10:00AM Monday, June 20, 2016 in Williamson Memorial Gardens. Donations for Meals for Heath & Healing and the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum can be sent to Williamson Memorial, 615-794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com.