LifeNews: Pete Huttlinger Benefit; Billy Lynn’s Brother

Pete Huttlinger. Photo by Paul Schatzkin

MusicRow’s thoughts are with musician Pete Huttlinger, publisher Billy Lynn, and their families.

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Musician Pete Huttlinger is suffering from heart failure and his friends are organizing an all-star benefit to help with the cost of treatment.

Vince Gill, John Oates, The Long Players, John Jorgenson, Mark Selby, Joe Robinson, Baillie & the Boys, Sean Della Croce and others will perform Tues., July 26 at the Mercy Lounge at the event called For Pete’s Sake: You’ve Gotta Have Heart. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via TicketWeb and at the door.

Huttlinger, husband of publicist Erin Morris Huttlinger, was born with a congenital heart defect and has been in extreme heart failure since March. As his condition worsened, he was life-flighted April 29 to St. Luke’s Texas Heart Institute in Houston where he underwent surgery to have a heart pump installed. When Huttlinger recovers, he will return to Nashville and await a heart transplant which will take place at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. To make an online donation go to

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Condolences go out to Billy Lynn, VP of Creative at Cal IV Entertainment, on the passing of his brother Charles Lynn, Jr. yesterday (7/12). He died from complications following heart bypass surgery. Funeral services are pending, but will take place in Paducah, KY.

Charles Lynn was 58, a resident of Wellington, Fl., and is survived by wife Patsy, and children Michael and Molly.


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