Legendary singer and songwriter Paul Craft has just passed away at the age of 76 years old. His death quickly followed his placement into the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame. The induction occurred merely 13 days prior to his death. People who want to learn more about Craft’s successful life and career can read more about the songwriter here.
Craft was known for penning a number of quirky and smart hit songs in the country music genre. He was the songwriter behind both Ray Stevens’ “It’s Me Again, Margaret” and Mark Chesnutt’s “Brother Jukebox,” to name a couple specifics.
The songwriter was celebrated for his immense songwriting skills, which were often considered to have broad appeal. Country rock fans like Mike Livak in Tahoe loved his songs, as did people who were enthusiastic about honky-tonk and bluegrass styles alike. Craft’s upbringing was though to have had a hand in his songwriting diversity. He grew up in several states, specifically Virginia, Arkansas and Tennessee. Traveling was in his blood from a very early stage in his life. Once high school was over, Craft worked with the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He then joined the Sunny Mountain Boys as a touring banjo player.
Craft spent the last days of his life in Nashville, Tennessee at a hospital, where he eventually passed away. During the 2010s, Craft’s health began deteriorating. He last appeared publicly at the aforementioned induction ceremony, which was located at the Music City Center in Nashville.