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Legendary Country Producer Billy Sherrill Dead at Age 78

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By Music News Group

BMICountry Music Hall of Fame member Billy Sherrill died Tuesday morning following a short illness. He was 78 years old.

Sherrill is best known for producing country standards such as Charlie Rich‘s “Behind Closed Doors,” George Jones‘ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and Tammy Wynette‘s “Stand by Your Man,” which he co-wrote with Tammy. He is credited with bringing a lush, orchestrated sound to country music.

Born in Phil Campbell, Alabama on November 5, 1936, Sherrill got his break in 1962 when Sun Records’ Sam Phillips hired him as a producer and engineer in Nashville. He went on to Epic Records …read more      

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