Songwriter George Michael Green passed away yesterday after a long battle with lung cancer. Green went to school with John Mellencamp in Seymour, Indiana and as a result, was a frequent collaborator with him. They wrote over a dozen songs together that appeared on his albums over the years including Billboard Top 10 Billboard hits "Crumblin' Down" and "Hurts So Good".
Green also wrote hits for Van Zant, Lacy Dalton, Kenny Chesney ("Hook in the Heart" and "Girl in the Coffee Shop"), Gary Morris, Jude Cole, Hall and Oates, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dwight Yoakam and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. ASCAP has a list of many of the song titles HERE.
Jude Cole, singer/songwriter/producer said this on his Facebook page this morning, "