Created in 1953 in Gainesville, GA, John Jarrard scored 11 chart-topping nation hits like a songwriter for others. The child of a natural cotton mill employee, Jarrard was launched to music from the choir that his dad used to carry out when he was a young child. He eventually started writing original tunes, but didn’t relocate to the united states capital of the globe, Nashville, until 1977. Soon thereafter, he started penning his string of strikes, including songs for Alabama (“THERE IS NO Method,” “YOU HAVE the Contact”), George Strait (“Blue Crystal clear Sky”), and Tracy Lawrence (“Is definitely That a Rip?”), amongst others. But despite his achievement, Jarrard was stricken with health-related tragedy during his mature life — because of diabetes, he dropped his eyesight in the past due ’70s and needed both his hip and legs amputated in 1997. Jarrard passed on due to problems from diabetes on Feb 1, 2001, in Nashville.