Don Gibson Dies

Nashville songwriter Don Gibson died Mon., Nov. 17 of natural causes. He was 75. Gibson’s work helped to establish the “Nashville Sound,” marking a shift from the traditional instrumentation of bluegrass and country-western to the pressence of drums, electric guitars and pop-like vocals. He is best known as the author of Sweet Dreams, Oh Lonesome Me, and I Can’t Stop Loving You. Gibson is in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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