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13 Years Ago

It was thirteen years ago that we lost a great artist!  Talking about the legendary Johnny Paycheck who johnnypaycheck09-280x210died on February 19, 2003 at the age of 64.  He had been in a nursing home, suffering from emphysema and asthma.  Due to his long legal and financial troubles, there was not enough money to cover his burial expenses.  However, his long time friend George Jones stepped up and donated his burial plot.

During his career, Paycheck recorded 70 albums and had more than two dozen hit singles, the biggest of which was the working man’s anthem, “Take This Job and Shove It.”  But he had so many other hits including “Slide Off Of Your Satin Sheets” and “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised).”

On a personal side note, my 12 year old son has several songs of Paycheck’s on his phone and that definitely makes me proud!

Here’s a great version that Texas artist Kevin Fowler did of “I’m The Only Hell:”



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