Famed music journalist Chet Flippo dead at 69 - WSMV News 4

Famed music journalist Chet Flippo dead at 69

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The music industry is mourning the loss of a man who covered the industry for several decades.

Chet Flippo, 69, died Wednesday morning at a Nashville hospital.

Flippo was a well-known journalist who worked for Rolling Stone and Billboard magazines. He wrote seven books, including On the Road with The Rolling Stones.

Flippo served as editorial director of Country Music Television and CMT.com until his death.

CMT President Brian Philips released the following statement:

Chet was a stoic Texan, fiercely loyal and intensely private. He was honest to the core and widely regarded as a bit enigmatic, even among his closest colleagues. For all, it was a terrific privilege to work with Chet Flippo.

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