|Birth name||Richard James Joseph Dobson II|
|Born||March 19, 1942|
Tyler, Texas, United States
|Died||December 16, 2017 (aged 75)|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Years active||1970s – 2017|
|Labels||Buttermilk, Rinconada, RJD, Brambus, Sundown|
|Associated acts||State of the Heart, Dick & the Dirt, Earthmover|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Revered Songwriter and 'Heartworn Highways' Performer Richard Dobson Has Died". Savingcountrymusic.com. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Guide to the Richard J. Dobson collection, 1962-2014 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA)