Glenn Sutton

Country, Songwriter

1937 – 2007

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Who was Glenn Sutton?

Glenn Sutton was a country music songwriter and producer. Born Royce Glenn Sutton in Hodge, Louisiana, he was one of two chief architects of the countrypolitan sound.

Sutton wrote or co-wrote many of Tammy Wynette's early hits including, "You're Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad", "Take Me to Your World", "I Don't Wanna Play House", "The Ways to Love a Man", "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and "Bedtime Story". He also wrote the Jerry Lee Lewis and Rod Stewart recording "What's Made Milwaukee Famous", as well as the David Houston classic "Almost Persuaded". Sutton won a Grammy Award for the latter composition. "Almost Persuaded" has been covered by artists from all genres of music, including Jazz legend Etta James. He also sang his own hit called "The Football Card" which nearly made the top forty on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sutton is also well known for his personal and professional association with Lynn Anderson, his wife from 1968 to 1977. He produced many of her hit recordings, including her signature song " Rose Garden". The album, by the same name as the single, reached number one in 16 countries around the globe and was the biggest selling album by a female country artist from 1971 until 1997. Sutton received a RIAA Platinum Award for producing " Rose Garden". Although he did not write " Rose Garden", he did write several of Anderson's number one hits.

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Born
Sep 28, 1937
Hodge
Also known as
  • Sutton, Glenn
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Apr 17, 2007
Nashville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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