Ex-Troubadour Dies At 87

Perhaps best known for his back-up band work with the late Ernest Tubb, 87-year-old Chester Alvin Studdard passed away recently in a Gadsden, Alabama, hospital of an undisclosed cause. A former band member of legendary Tubb, Studdard also performed with the Melody Boys of Gadsden and served as master of ceremonies for several Grand Ole Opry shows.