Richard Dobson

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Richard Dobson
Birth nameRichard James Joseph Dobson II
Born(1942-03-19)March 19, 1942
Tyler, Texas, United States
DiedDecember 16, 2017(2017-12-16) (aged 75)
Diessenhofen, Switzerland
GenresCountry, folk
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1970s – 2017
LabelsButtermilk, Rinconada, RJD, Brambus, Sundown
Associated actsState of the Heart, Dick & the Dirt, Earthmover
Websitewww.richard-j-dobson.ch

Richard Dobson (March 19, 1942 – December 16, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter. Some of his songs were recorded by famous artists such as David Allan Coe ("Piece of Wood and Steel"), Guy Clark ("Forever, for Always, for Certain"; "Old Friends"), Lacy J. Dalton ("Old Friends"), Nanci Griffith ("Ballad of Robin Winter-Smith"), and Kelly Willis ("Hole in My Heart"). His song "Baby Ride Easy" was recorded as a duet by Carlene Carter and Dave Edmunds as well as by Billie Jo Spears and Del Reeves.

Dobson died on December 16, 2017 of esophageal cancer in Diessenhofen, Switzerland at the age of 75.[1]

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  1. "Revered Songwriter and 'Heartworn Highways' Performer Richard Dobson Has Died". Savingcountrymusic.com. Retrieved December 18, 2017.

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