Lifenotes: Doc Watson Hospitalized; Mark Bright’s Father Passes

Bluegrass legend Doc Watson has been hospitalized in Winston-Salem, NC, and remains in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

“Doc’s condition has somewhat deteriorated this morning. He remains in critical condition,” says a post on, which has been giving daily updates of Watson’s progress.

Watson was listed as critical on Thursday (5/24) after undergoing surgery for an impacted colon. He was originally airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist from Watauga Medical Center in Boone, NC, after he fell at home.

Watson has won seven Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Endowment for the Artist National Heritage Fellowship.

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MusicRow offers its condolences to producer Mark Bright and family, following the passing of his father William Delbert Bright (of Longview, TX) over the weekend. He was 82. Visitation will be held at Rader Funeral Home in Longview on Wednesday (5/30) from 6 – 8 pm, and services will be held Thursday (5/31) beginning at 10 am.


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