Legendary bluegrass musician Melvin Goins dies

(WYMT) - A close family friend tells WYMT legendary bluegrass musician Melvin Goins died while touring in Canada Friday.

He was 83 years old.

Goins played for most of his career with his brother, Ray, who died in 2007.

Goins was inducted into the 2011 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame with notable artists John Michael Montgomery and Patty Loveless.

Goins was once a member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. August 8th at the Steen Funeral Home in Ashland. Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

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