Country Music Legend Passes Away, Best Known for His 1970's and 1980's Classics

October 29, 2018Oct 29, 2018

Country music legend Freddie Hart has passed away at the age of 91. Hart, who is known for his 1971 classic song "Easy Loving," died at his home in Burbank, California on Saturday.

A tribute to Hart was posted on his Facebook page, which summarized his impressive music career. The post included the fact that his hit record "sold millions of copies all over the world and earned Freddie virtually every award in the Country Music industry including “Entertainer Of The Year”, “Male Vocalist Of The Year”, “Album Of The Year”, and “Single Of The Year."

Following his success with "Easy Loving," Hart went on to have several other country music hits in the 1980's. His other popular singles include "You Were There," "Trip to Heaven," "Bless Your Heart," and "My Hang-Up Is You." Following his country music success, Hart later went on to focus his efforts on recording gospel music.

Before his recent passing, the talented artist finished an album named "God Bless You," which will be released in the near future.

According to a news outlet, Hart wasn't only a talented singer but also songwriter. When he began getting into the music industry in the 1950's he was writing songs that would be recorded by others, including Patsy Cline, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, and Carl Smith.

"In 2004, Hart was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2001," reports state.

Hart is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ginger, and sons Freddie Jr., Andy, Joe, and Victor.

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