Saturday, June 20 2020
The Beach Music community is mourning the loss of Hugh "Tuff" Blanton as it was shared by his band Cat5 that he passed away earlier this morning at his home. In their Facebook post the band continued: "Hugh was a staple in our industry having played for the Entertainers, Breeze Band, Spare Change, Unknown Hinson, The Embers, Jim Quick and The Cat5 Band. People will remember him more for his personality and being a great family man and good husband. That smile was always on display to help make the world a better place. Our Hearts and Prayers go out to his wife Tammy, Daughter Nicole and sons Derrick and Braden, and all the Blanton family during this most difficult time. Arrangements are still being made and will be announced once finalized. We are going to miss you Tuff. You were an inspiration to everyone you came in contact with and forever will be a Cat5 StormChaser.Much love to you our brother."
So many in our community have prayed for Tuff since it was announced in October and he certainly leaves a huge void in the Beach Music industry. Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as his close friends and band mates during this time. Once service information has been announced we'll be sure to include that information on our website.