1937 – 2007
Who was Glenn Sutton?
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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