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Published: 2017/12/18

Johnny Cash Songwriter Richard Dobson Passes Away at 75

Songwriter Richard Dobson, who famously had songs recorded by Johnny Cash, David Allan Coe, Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark and many others, passed away over the weekend. He was 75.

Dobson penned a number of tracks over his decades in the music business, including Johnny and June Carter Cash’s duet “Baby Ride Easy” as well as Guy Clark’s tune “Old Friends.” Dobson also previously worked with the likes of Dave Edmunds, Steve Young and many others.

Dobson’s life included many travels outside of the world of music, joining the Peace Corps in Chile before relocating to Nashville with the inspiration of Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan. Dobson has also worked on shrimp boats in the Gulf of Mexico and released more than 20 albums over the course of his life.

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