Well Heaven's added one more to its band today.
Country Music Hall of Fame inductee-elect Cowboy Jack Clement passed away at his home in Nashville today after a long battle with liver cancer. He was 82.
Clement was born in Memphis in 1931. After a time in the Marines, he began his musical career in 1956 when he hired on at Sun Records as a producer and engineer. There he worked with Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. During his career, Clement produced Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," worked with George Jones, and had songs he wrote recorded by Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Elvis, and Charlie Pride, just to name a few.
Cowboy Jack Clement is survived by his daughter Allison and son Niles. He will be officially inducted into the Country Music HOF along with Kenny Rogers and Bobby Bare on October 27.
Funeral and/or memorial services have not been announced yet.