Friday, August 8, 2014

Remembering Cowboy Jack Clement

Cowboy Jack Clement passed away this day at age 82 after suffering with liver cancer.  The impact his songs and production had on the music world is staggering.  He recorded Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Billy Lee Riley, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Townes Van Zandt and U2 among many others.  Just a small sampling of songs he wrote include "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen", "Guess Things Happen That Way", "Just A Girl I Used To Know" and more.

"Let The Chips Fall"

"Just A Girl I Used To Know" (with Shawn Camp, Billy Burnette & Dave Roe)

"Guess Things Happen That Way"

Johnny Cash & Jack Clement