Tuesday, December 8, 2015
– Don Pfrimmer, who wrote such hits as "Meet in the Middle" and "Mr. Mom," died Dec. 7 at 78 of leukemia.
The Montana native moved to Nashville in 1973. His first top 10 hit was Mickey Gilley's "The Power of Positive Drinking."
Diamond Rio scored a hit with "Meet in the Middle" in 1991 as did Lonestar with "Mr. Mom," one of several Pfrimmer songs recorded by the band. Tim McGraw recorded his "All I Want Is a Life."
Other songs that Pfrimmer wrote were "My Front Porch Looking In," a number 1 hit for Lonestar in 2003; "Come In Out of the Pain," a 1992 hit from Doug Stone; "You're the Last Thing I Needed Tonight," a number 1 hit in 1986 for John Schneider; and "She's Sure Taking It Well," a hit for the late Kevin Sharp in 1997. He also had songs recorded by Ronnie Millsap, Barbara Mandrell, Steve Wariner, Eddie Rabbit, Lorrie Morgan, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Louvin and Canadian singer Sylvia.
Pfrimmer was a 2015 nominee for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also won 14 ASCAP awards.