Dallas Frazier a country songwriter who died at the age of 82.

After penning hit songs for Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, country songwriter Dallas Frazier died at the age of 82.

Dallas Frazier, a country songwriter, died on Friday at the age of 82 at a care facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, after suffering two strokes in late 2021.

Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Ross, Engelbert Humperdink, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jack Greene, George Jones, Charley Pride, Emmylou Harris, and Tanya Tucker have all recorded songs by the three-time Grammy nominee.

Elvira, a song written by Dallas in 1961, was covered by The Oak Ridge Boys in 1981 and became one of their signature songs.

In a statement released on Friday, the five-time Grammy-winning band said, “We lost a dear friend today.”

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‘From the beginning, Dallas Frazier had an impact on our country music career.’

He was the author of Jesse Taylor’s Baptism.

But after we recorded his song (hashtag)Elvira in the 1980s, his influence grew even more.

Dallas, rest in peace.

We’ll see you on the other side,’ says the narrator.

In a 2018 interview with journalist Tom Roland, Frazier said, “I’ve noticed this all my life in writing songs, there’s a thing called feel, and it’s magic when you get ahold of it.”

‘It has the potential to make or break a record.

You can have a great song but it won’t do anything if it doesn’t have that feeling.

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Elvira had a sense of it.

What a fantastic cut from The Oaks.

It had so much magic in it, it’d just raise the hair on your arms, with Richard Sterban doing his thing on it and the horns just making it first class.’

Between 1966 and 2021, Connie Smith, an 11-time Grammy nominee, recorded 72 of the hitmaker-turned-minister’s songs.

‘The world has lost a wonderful Christian man and one of country music’s most successful songwriters,’ the 80-year-old singer’s representative said in a statement.

‘Musical soulmates and great friends, Connie and Dallas were.

Connie spoke fondly of her friend Dallas during her appearance on the Grand Ole Opry [on Saturday], making last-minute changes to her three-song setlist to include Frazier’s I Love Charley Brown, If It Ain’t Love (Let’s Leave It Alone), and Where is My Castle?

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‘Our hearts go out to his wife Sharon and the Frazier family.’

Dallas will be missed greatly.

While we are deeply saddened by his death, we honor his life, legacy, and the many, many wonderful songs he has left us.’

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