Monday, August 29, 2011

Songwriter George Green Passes Away

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, "My friend for 23 years, George Green- husband, father and renowned songwriter who wrote the words to songs like HURT SO GOOD, RAIN ON THE SCARECROW, MINUTES TO MEMORIES, HUMAN WHEELS, SPEED OF LIFE, HOLLOWED GROUND and many more, died of lung cancer last night. To my friends in the industry, please help me get the word out. Donations for his favorite children's charity to follow. RIP George, You were a gifted and humble gentleman."

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