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Showbiz Elvis Presley songwriter Jerry Crutchfield dead at 87 Theviraltime

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Showbiz Elvis Presley songwriter Jerry Crutchfield dead at 87 Theviraltime


LEGENDARY songwriter and producer Jerry Crutchfield died on January 19th, his family announced.

The iconic Nashville music figure – who wrote songs for Elvis Presley – was 87 years old.

Music legend Jerry Crutchfield has died at 87

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Music legend Jerry Crutchfield has died at 87Credit: Crutchfield Family
He wrote songs for countless artists from Lee Greenwood - seen above - to Elvis Presley.

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He wrote songs for countless artists from Lee Greenwood – seen above – to Elvis Presley.Credit: Lee Greenwood

Jerry’s family has confirmed that the songwriter, producer, publishing executive and music industry veteran has died.

The figure wrote more than 150 songs which were recorded by artists like Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Hank Williams Jr., Tanya Tucker, Tammy Wynette and Charley Pride. 

His impressive songwriting resume aside, Jerry launched MCA Music Publishing’s Nashville office and served as its president for 25 years.

He also served as executive VP and GM of Capitol/Liberty Records’ in Nashville from 1989 to 1992.

As a producer, Jerry cut albums for artists such as Tucker, Lee Greenwood (including the signature hit “God Bless the USA”), Campbell, Wynette, Tracy Byrd, – as well as Buck Owens’ collaboration “Act Naturally” with Beatle Ringo Starr.

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