Country music legend dies

Country music legend Jack Clement lost his fight with liver cancer and died at age 82 on Thursday August 8. His death came just months after Clement learned that he would be joining the Country Music Hall of Fame for his achievements that include writing songs for best friend Johnny Cash and being the first person to record Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. Songwriter, record producer, film maker, record label executive, song publisher and talent spotter, Cowboy Jack Clement had done it all in a career stretching back to the early 1950s. Amongst the artists he either discovered or helped in their music careers were Charley Pride, Don Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Allen Reynolds, Dickey Lee, Tompall & the Glaser Brothers, Mac Wiseman, the Stoneman Family and dozens more. Amongst the songs he wrote you’d have to mention as “Ballad Of A Teenage Queen” and “Guess Things Happen That Way” for Johnny Cash; “I Know One,” “Just Someone I Used To Know” and “Miller’s Cave.” A full tribute to Jack Clement will be included in the November/December issue of Maverick on sale September 27.

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