Famous Nashville Artist Dies After Short Illness

November 06, 2017Nov 06, 2017

One of the biggest songs to ever come out of Nashville was written by Robert Knight. Sadly, Knight has passed away at the age of 72 after suffering from an illness.

At this time, the illness has not been disclosed. Knight was originally a member of the group, “Paramounts,” in high school. Knight went on to continue in the music industry.

He attended Tennessee State University after graduating. It was while he was in college that Knight was officially discovered and sealed a record deal.


Knight is most well known for his classic song, “Everlasting Love.” Fans around the globe have heard his words as they have been covered numerous times by other famous artists. The song even went on to reach #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967.



“It has since been covered by the likes of U2, Carl Carlton, Gloria Estefan, and Love Affair — who reached No.1 in the U.K. with their take the year after Knight’s original release,” according to EW.

Please join us in praying for Knight’s family during this difficult time. Let us know in the comments section if you were a fan of this song! Also, read our breaking news article about the famous TV host who just canceled production after a terrible death hit his family.

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