Musician Jim Weatherly has died on the age of 77.
Weatherly was a singer-songwriter in his personal proper, notably working within the pop and nation genres, however was additionally identified for the songs he penned for different artists, together with “Midnight Practice to Georgia” for Glady Knight & The Pips.
The soul legend, 76, tweeted about her late pal on Thursday.
“I’m lacking Jim Weatherly already. He was about life and love,” she stated. “Neither One in all Us and Midnight Practice – I keep in mind him getting his Grammys for these. We have been simply made for one another. We grew our lives collectively. I’m gonna miss him terribly and love him all the time.”
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He additionally penned the music “Neither One in all Us (Desires to Be the First to Say Goodbye)” for the group.
Weatherly’s demise was additionally confirmed to the Tennessean by music mogul Charlie Monk.
The star died Wednesday at his dwelling and the household has attributed the demise to pure causes, the outlet experiences.
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Opposite to Knight’s tweet, Weatherly by no means gained a Grammy and was not nominated for “Neither One in all Us,” however in response to the Grammy’s official web site, he was nominated in 1973 for greatest rhythm & blues music, “Midnight Practice to Georgia.”
Individuals journal experiences that the music was initially written as “Midnight Airplane to Houston,” however was modified by Knight, generally referred to as the Empress of Soul.
In the identical yr, Knight and her Pips gained a Grammy for his or her vocal efficiency on the monitor, in addition to for “Neither One in all Us.”
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In accordance with the Tennessean, he additionally recorded tunes with nation and rock stars with the likes of Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers and Ray Worth.
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In 2006, Weatherly was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Corridor of Fame. He had a high 10 nation hit with “I am going to Nonetheless Love You” in 1975, in response to the Nashville Songwriters Basis.
Fox Information has reached out to Monk for remark.