Journalist Chris Neal Passes

MusicRow sends its condolences to friends and family of music journalist Chris Neal, who passed away at his Nashville home on Sun., June 17. He was 40 years old.

A veteran journalist, Neal was serving as a Senior Editor for M Music & Musicians magazine and was part of the team that launched the publication in January 2010. He previously spent 10 years with Country Weekly, and freelanced for a variety of publications such as Village Voice,, Nashville Scene, Performing Songwriter, American Photographer and many others. Over his 12 years in Nashville he interviewed hundreds of artists that hailed from every musical genre.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Dodd Neal.

Visitation will be held Thurs., June 21, 4 – 8 pm at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home (429 Donelson Pike). Funeral services will be held Fri., June 22 at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Humane Society.


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