Norro Wilson

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Norro Wilson
Birth nameNorris Wilson[1]
Born(1938-04-04)April 4, 1938
Scottsville, Kentucky
DiedJune 8, 2017(2017-06-08) (aged 79)
Nashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1969-2017
LabelsSmash
Mercury
RCA
Capitol
WebsiteOfficial Site

Norris Wilson (April 4, 1938 – June 8, 2017) was an American country music singer-songwriter, producer, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Wilson wrote or co-wrote numerous hit songs during more than 40 years in the industry, including songs for David Houston, Jean Shepard, Charlie Rich, Charley Pride, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette, among many others. He also produced or co-produced songs for dozens of artists, including Joe Stampley, Margo Smith, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney, and Shania Twain.

Earlier in his career, Wilson also charted ten singles on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart. The biggest of his three Top 40 hits was "Do It to Someone You Love," which reached No. 20 in 1970.[1]

He died on June 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee from heart failure, aged 79.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 472. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. Betts, Stephen (2017-06-08). "Norro Wilson, Nashville Songwriter and Producer, Dead at 79". Rolling Stone.