Legendary American country songwriter Harlan Howard had been writing songs since he was twelve years old.
This prolific Detroit-born country songwriter’s were recorded by Charlie Walker, Ray Price, Guy Mitchell, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kitty Wells, Willie Nelson, Kitty Wells and others.
Among Harlan Howard’s many popular songs which he wrote and co-wrote are:”Heartaches by the Number”, “Everglades”, “I Fall To Pieces”, “Cry Softly Darling”, “Foolin’ Around”, “He Called Me Baby”.
He died at the age of 74 in 2002.
Harlan Perry Howard was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.
Here are more famous Harlan Howard quotes:
“I usually start with a title or maybe a little rhyme or phrase.”
“I take a whole life story and compress it into three minutes.
“I’m always collecting emotions for future reference.”
“A lot of songs you write are just for exercise — just pencil sharpeners.”
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