Monday, March 14, 2011

"Good Morning Beautiful" Songwriter Todd Cerney Passes Away

57-year-old songwriter Todd Cerney has passed away after a four-month battle with cancer. Among country circles, he is best known for writing Steve Holy's "Good Morning Beautiful" and Restless Heart's "I'll Still Be Loving You."

He has had songs recorded by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad English, Eddie Money, Cheap Trick, Loverboy, The Four Tops / Aretha Franklin, Martika, The Cover Girls, Lita Ford, Joy Lynn White, Ty Herndon, The Purify Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Giant, Levon Helm, Jason And The Scorchers, Little Anthony, Bill Medley, Twiggy, John Anderson, Brigette Nielson, David Hasselhof, Sylvia, The Kendalls, and The Whites.

In addition to his songwriting talents, Cerney played mandolin with the Dixie Chicks and sang background vocals on numerous albums, including releases by Kenny Rogers and Levon Helm.

Below is his final performance of Holy's hit song.

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