Songwriter Gerald House, also known as Jerry and Tubman, passed away this last week at the age of 69. House first sang on the Grand Ole Opry stage at the age of 16. He spent his working career in the printing business and he wrote country songs, some of which were made popular by other artists. His “Midnight, Me and the Blues” (1974) and “I Got the Hoss” (1977) both became top-10 hits for Country Music Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis. He also spent a decade learning the art of violin making. He has authored books and invented “Dial-A-Chord,” a way to learn the musical “Nashville Number System.”
He is survived by his wife, Faye Booth House, his son Michael, daughter Lisa, and several grandchildren.