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 Post subject: RIP, Russell Smith, singer, song writer, Amazing Rhythm Aces
PostPosted: Jul Mon 22, 2019 9:27 pm 
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This month we lost Russell Smith ((from Wikipedia - "(June 17, 1949 – July 12, 2019) was an American country music singer-songwriter. Formerly the lead singer of the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Smith launched a solo career in 1984. He was signed by Epic Records in 1988, and the music label released his debut album, This Little Town, the following year. His highest-charting single, "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight," peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1989. In 1993, Smith became the lead singer of bluegrass novelty group Run C&W.

Smith also found success as a songwriter, penning Number One songs for Randy Travis ("Look Heart, No Hands"), T. Graham Brown ("Don't Go to Strangers"), Don Williams ("Heartbeat in the Darkness"), and Ricky Van Shelton ("Keep It Between the Lines"). In addition, he wrote "Big Ole Brew" which became a No. 3 country music hit for Mel McDaniel in 1982.))

There's no mention there of the many great tunes written and performed while with the Rhythm Aces, including eight tunes on the album "Stacked Deck" such as "Third Rate Romance," and "Amazing Grace (Used to Be Her Favorite Song)".

Other great albums - Burning the Ballroom Down, Too Stuffed to Jump.
There are lots of memorable tunes there, (Dancing the Night Away, The Spirit Walk) and they will live on. RIP, Russell Smith.

(Della's Long Brown Hair).

Watch the doughnut, not the hole.
Burl Ives, RIP, oldtimer.

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