Thom Bresh

Thom Bresh, a celebrated guitarist and enduring entertainer, died on May 23, 2022. He was 74. Born and raised in Southern California, Bresh entered show business early, working as a movie stuntman as a child. He began appearing on local TV shows at age 11 and performed in Hank Penny’s band in Las Vegas at 16. Although he recorded multiple singles in his early 20s, he earned his first hit in 1976. Released on Farr Records, “Home Made Love” reached No. 6. He earned an ACM nomination for Top New Male Vocalist and charted nine Country singles through 1982. The son of Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Travis, Bresh carried on his father’s famous “Travis-picking” style on records, television, and instructional videos.