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Paul Craft


b. 12 August 1938, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Elevated in rural Arkansas, Art listened to primarily nation music on radio and information, taught himself to try out harmonica, accordion, ukulele and acoustic guitar. Later, and today surviving in Richmond, Virginia, he dabbled with guitar and in addition added banjo to his arsenal of tools. In the first 60s he deserted his academic research for some time to try the street, playing banjo with Jimmy Martin AS WELL AS THE Sunny Mountain Young boys. He then finished his studies, transferred back again to Memphis, examined law, and maintained a music shop meanwhile using a band called the Settlers. Shifting to Nashville, Tennessee, within the middle-70s, Build quickly set up a popularity as an experienced songsmith and for the reason that calendar year had music released and nominated for esteemed honours. In 1976 he produced his very own music publishing firm and likewise to his very own music he released and helped foster function by writers such as for example Bruce Burch, Tag Germino, Henry Hipkens, Jon Ims, Tim O’Brien, Don Schlitz, Don Singleton and John Starling. Over time, Craft provides garnered peer identification due to his music being searched for and documented by leading performers. His music consist of ‘Hank Williams, You Wrote My Lifestyle’ (that was popular for Moe Bandy), ‘It’s Me Once again Margaret’, ‘Maintain Me From Blowing Apart’, ‘Consider Another Golf swing At Me’ (documented by Randy Travis), ‘Blue Heartache’, ‘Elevated BY Railroad Series’ (documented by Tennessee Ernie Ford but unreleased), ‘Arrive As You Had been’, ‘Sibling Jukebox’ (popular for Tag Chestnutt), ‘Midnight Flyer’ (documented with the Osborne Brothers). Other people who possess recorded Build’s music are the Eagles, Clint Eastwood, Howard Keel, Alison Krauss, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Rogers and Linda Ronstadt.

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Full Name Paul Craft
Died October 18, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nationality American
Music Songs Drop Kick Me, Jesus, Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life, Midnight Flyer, Brother Jukebox, It's Me Again, Margaret, We Know Better, Raised By the Railroad Line, Teardrops Will Kiss the Morning Dew, Blue Heartache, My Heart Will Always Be in Caroline, Too Bad You're No Good, The Mighty Midgetts of Chicamacomico, Hatteras Hattie, Step Lightly On the Earth, The Farmer of the Sea, The Wings of Man, The Twelve Days of Olde Christmas, The Outer Banks Ponies, Take Another Swing At Me, Ancient History, Linda Lovelace, I've Got You On My Conscience, My Own Sweet Time, The Legend of Blackbeard, Lovin' You Has Not Been Easy, Fastest Grass Alive, I'm Movin', Honey, Take Your High Heels Off, Whalebone Junction, Buffalo City, Chet Atkins Voice Mail Liner Notes, A Look of Leaving
Albums Too Bad You're No Good, Raised By The Railroad Line, Warnings, Songs And Legends Of The Outer Banks, Brother Jukebox

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1 He is the great-uncle of Frank Craft, producer of the critically acclaimed independent film Loren Cass (2006).
2 At the age of 28, he began writing songs.
3 He taught himself to play various instruments as a kid.
4 He attended and was inducted at the 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony on October 5th. 13 days later, he sadly passed away at the age of 76.



Are You Here 2013 writer: "Dropkick Me, Jesus"
Tremors 1990 writer: "Drop Kick Me Jesus"
The Deer Hunter 1978 writer: "Drop-Kick Me, Jesus Through the Goalposts of Life" - uncredited

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