Johnny Russell

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Birthday
23, 1940
Birthplace
Moorhead, MS
Death Date
Jul 3, 2001 (61)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1940
Birthplace
Moorhead, MS
Death Date
Jul 3, 2001 (61)

About

Country singer who worked with headline acts like The Beatles and Jerry Garcia. He also wrote the song "Act Naturally," which was a hit for Buck Owens.

Before Fame

He wrote "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and was the first one to record it, but his label refused to release it and the song became a huge hit for George Jones.

Trivia

His only recording to reach the Top 10 was "Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer," which shot to #4 in October of 1973.

Family Life

He was born in Moorhead, Mississippi. He married Beverly Heckel in 1977, but they eventually divorced.

Associated With

He wrote Linda Ronstadt's song "Making Plans," which was released in 1963.

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