Sad news coming out of Tennessee this week.  According to ET Online, country artist Randy Howard was killed in a shoot-out with a bounty hunter at his home on June 9.

ET is reporting that

The 65-year-old singer, who performed alongside Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings and cracked the country singles chart in 1988 with his take on Johnny Cash’s "Ring of Fire," was reportedly at his home in Lynchburg, Tenn. on Tuesday night when a bounty hunter arrived and attempted to detain Howard for missing a court appearance.

 

 

According to Billboard magazine, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said,

that the bounty hunter was trying to take Howard into custody on a warrant charging him with fourth-offense DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and driving on a revoked license.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.