Music Journalist Chet Flippo Dead at 69

By Sara Morrison LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Chet Flippo, a former Rolling Stone editor who had been serving as editorial director of CMT since 2001, died Wednesday morning in a Nashville hospital. He was 69. CMT said Flippo had been suffering from a “lengthy illness.” Billboard, where Flippo served as Nashville Bureau Chief from 1995 to 2000, reported that he had pneumonia. Flippo, best known for his writing about country music, authored several books about musicians including Hank Williams and the Rolling Stones. He started writing for Rolling Stone while a student at the U. …