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Jan Crutchfield

b. 26 Feb 1938, Paducah, Kentucky, USA. A long lasting and effective songwriter, Crutchfield spent some time working for quite some time in nation music. His tracks include ‘You Simply Don’t Appreciate Me Anymore’ (created in cooperation with Joe Allen, that was documented by Ray Cost), ‘Young lady From Abilene’ (in cooperation with Jerry Crutchfield), ‘This LITTTLE LADY Of Mine’ (documented by Faron Youthful, Ferlin Husky among others), ‘She’s Laying’ (documented by Lee Greenwood), ‘Down FROM THE River’ (a cooperation with Teddy Wilburn from the Wilburn Brothers, that was a 1962 strike for Youthful), ‘Rip Period’, ‘No Guy Should Harm As Bad WHEN I Perform’ (with Wayne Walker documented in 1966 by George Morgan), and another 1966 track, ‘For Better Or For Worse (HOWEVER, NOT For Very long)’ (with Expenses Anderson and Moneen Carpenter, documented by Connie Smith). With Fred Burch, Crutchfield published ‘Desire On Small Dreamer’, that was documented by Perry Como. He also published ‘A Female’s Hands’ (documented in 1970 by Barbara Fairchild), and ‘Will My Ring Harm Your Finger?’ (recorded by Charley Pride). In 1982 his track, ‘It Becomes Me Inside Out’, documented by Greenwood, was nominated for any Nation Music Association honor as Track Of THE ENTIRE YEAR. Greenwood also documented Crutchfield’s ‘Heading, Going, Eliminated’.

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