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Aderholt Statement on Death of Percy Sledge

April 14, 2015
Press Release
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released a statement on the death of Colbert County native Percy Sledge.

“I was saddened by the news of Percy Sledge’s death.  His great songs like 'When a Man Loves a Woman' have not only added to America’s rich music history, they have brought tremendous pride to his native Leighton, the Shoals and Alabama as a whole.

“Sledge’s voice is one of the rich tones that created the “Muscle Shoals Sound.”  He rightfully has a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

“I send my sincere condolences to Sledge’s family and friends."

In Washington Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

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