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Jack Clement (Born 1931

Singer, songwriter, and producer “Cowboy” Jack Clement—he picked up his nickname while playing steel guitar during his student days at Memphis State University—is one of the seminal figures in both rock and roll and country music. He was a producer and engineer for Sam Phillips at Sun Records studio in Memphis where he worked with such future stars as Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis. He moved to Nashville in 1959 and went to work for RCA making records for such stars as Charley Pride and Ray Stevens. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, and Elvis Presley, among many others.

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