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Paul Craft Dies: Nashville Songwriter, Hall of Famer Was 76

By    |   Monday, 20 Oct 2014 06:57 AM

Paul Craft, the Nashville songwriter and Hall of Famer, died in Tennessee over the weekend. He was 76.

The Tennessean reported that Craft died Saturday at a Nashville hospital "after years of deteriorating health."

Craft penned the words to songs made famous by the likes of Ray Stevens, Mark Chestnutt, Alison Krauss, the Eagles, and Linda Rondstadt.

He was inducted earlier this month into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame after being nominated numerous times over the years.

The newspaper said Craft was also a member of American Mensa, a group for people whose IQ is in the top 2 percent of the population.

Among his most well-known songs were "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life," "Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)," "Brother Jukebox," and "It's Me Again, Margaret," one of Stevens' signature songs.

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