A legend in the music business has passed on after a bout with pneumonia. His song have been covered by an array of artists. His own hit streak lasted three decades.
The one and only Freddie Hart has passed away at 91. He won multiple honors including CMA Song of the Year in 1971 and 1972.
The hit maker got an early career break when singer Carl Smith covered his song “Loose Talk” in 1955. Other artists who recorded his songs included Patsy Cline (“Lovin’ In Vain”), George Jones (“My Tears are Overdue”) and Porter Wagoner (“Skid Row Joe”).
In later years he turned to religious music, recording his final just this year with it set to be released later in the year.
He was born to sharecropper parents in Alabama. his parents has 11 children. He lied about his age to join the military seeing action in World War II.
Between 1965 and 1968 he scored a number of hits. The biggest of these hits included “Hank Williams’ Guitar” (1965), “Born A Fool” (1968) and “Togetherness” (1968).