Ray Pennington

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Ramon Daniel Pennington (December 22, 1933 – October 7, 2020)[1][2] was an American country music singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He was known for writing the Waylon Jennings and Montgomery Gentry song "I'm a Ramblin' Man", and for founding the independent Step One Records label. He was born in Clay County, Kentucky.

Pennington died in a house fire in Hendersonville, Tennessee on October 7, 2020 at the age of 86.[3][4]

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  1. U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2006. His birth name in this index is given as Rhymon Pennington, which could be a typographical error or his actual birth name.
  3. Young, Nicole; Paulson, Dave (October 7, 2020). "Ray Pennington, 'I'm a Ramblin' Man' songwriter, dies in house fire at 86". The Tennessean. Nashville. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  4. Hammonds, Rebekah (October 7, 2020). "Country songwriter Ray Pennington killed in house fire". WTVF. Retrieved October 7, 2020.