Donnie Fritts

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Donnie Fritts
Birth nameDonald Ray Fritts
Born(1942-11-08)November 8, 1942
Florence, Alabama, U.S.
DiedAugust 27, 2019(2019-08-27) (aged 76)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation(s)Session musician, songwriter
InstrumentsKeyboard
Associated actsKris Kristofferson

Donald Ray Fritts[1] (November 8, 1942 – August 27, 2019) was an American session musician and songwriter. In 2008, he was added into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. He was known for working with Kris Kristofferson.

Working closely with Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill, Dan Penn, Arthur Alexander, David Briggs, Jerry Carrigan and Norbert Putnam.

In 2014, he appeared on Country Funk Vol. II, a compilation album from Light in the Attic.[2] In 2015, he signed with Single Lock Records.[3]

Fritts died from heart surgery-related problems on August 27, 2019, at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 76.[1][4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Friskics-Warren, Bill (August 29, 2019). "Donnie Fritts, Who Bridged Soul and Country Music, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  2. "V/A - Country Funk Volume II 1967 - 1974". Light In The Attic Records.
  3. "Donnie Fritts To Release New Album This Fall". Americansongwriter.com. June 25, 2015.
  4. Corey, Russ (August 28, 2019). "Singer/songwriter Donnie Fritts dies at age 76". TimesDaily. Retrieved August 28, 2019.

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