by Jim Cassey | May 18, 2016
Guy Clark dies at age 74: Iconic singer/songwriter penned «L.A. Freeway», «Desperados
Waiting for a Train»
Texas troubadoour Guy Clark passes away in Nashville this morning (May 17) after a long illness. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer was 74 years old.
Born in Monahans, Texas, in 1941 Guy moved to Nashville in 1971 where he became a prolific songwriter penning such tunes as ≫Desperado Waiting for a Train≪, ≫L.A. Freeway≪, ≫That Old Time Feeling≪, ≫She Ain't Going Nowhere≪, ≫Let Him Roll≪, ≫Rita Ballou≪ and ≫Texas 1947≪. His songs where recorded by a Who's who of country legends, including Johnny Cash, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and more. Ricky Skagg's scored a No. 1 song with Guy's ≫Heartbroke≪in 1982.
Guy was preceded in death by his wife, Susanna, in 2012. He is survived by son Travis and daughter-in-law Krista McMurtry-Clark; Manager and friend Keith Case; and many more beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.