Dr. Ben Bullington, who gained national attention for recording a song telling the story of an uninsured farmer caring for a wife with cancer, has succumbed to the disease himself. The family physician from White Sulphur Springs, Mont., died Nov. 18. He was 58.
His song “ Twangy Guitars” was featured on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Midnight Special” in 2009 and host Rich Warren introduced it by telling his audience to stop whatever it was they were doing so they could pay attention to the lyrics. Bullington told Modern Healthcare at the time that he devoted “an hour or two” each day to music with the rest of the day focused on his practice. He went on to record five albums which included guest appearances by country music artists Rodney Crowell and Mary Chapin Carpenter.