b. 26 February 1938, Paducah, Kentucky, USA. A durable and successful songwriter, Crutchfield has worked for many years in country music. His songs include ‘You Just Don’t Love Me Anymore’ (written in collaboration with Joe Allen, which was recorded by Ray Price), ‘Girl From Abilene’ (in collaboration with Jerry Crutchfield), ‘This Little Girl Of Mine’ (recorded by Faron Young, Ferlin Husky and others), ‘She’s Lying’ (recorded by Lee Greenwood), ‘Down By The River’ (a collaboration with Teddy Wilburn of the Wilburn Brothers, which was a 1962 hit for Young), ‘Tear Time’, ‘No Man Should Hurt As Bad As I Do’ (with Wayne Walker recorded in 1966 by George Morgan), and another 1966 song, ‘For Better Or For Worse (But Not For Long)’ (with Bill Anderson and Moneen Carpenter, recorded by Connie Smith). With Fred Burch, Crutchfield wrote ‘Dream On Little Dreamer’, which was recorded by Perry Como. He also wrote ‘A Woman’s Hand’ (recorded in 1970 by Barbara Fairchild), and ‘Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger?’ (recorded by Charley Pride). In 1982 his song, ‘It Turns Me Inside Out’, recorded by Greenwood, was nominated for a Country Music Association award as Song Of The Year. Greenwood also recorded Crutchfield’s ‘Going, Going, Gone’.
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