Friday, March 18, 2016
– Steve Young, who wrote "Seven Bridges Road" and ""Lonesome, On'ry and Mean," died today at 73.
Young also enjoyed a career as a recording artist in his own right.
Young's son, Jubal, posted on Facebook, on Thursday "My father, Steve Young, passed peacefully tonight in Nashville. While it is a sad occasion, he was also the last person who could be content to be trapped in a broken mind and body. He was far too independent and adventurous. I celebrate his freedom, as well, and I am grateful for the time we had. A true original."
No cause of death was given.
Young was born July 12, 1942 in Newman, Ga. and grew up in Gadsden, Ala, Georgia and Texas. He wrote songs while still in high school and worked with Van Dyke Parks in the late 1960s.
Waylon Jennings covered "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" with "Seven Bridges Road" a hit for the Eagles. Alan Jackson often sang the song in the concert. Joan Baez, Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth and Rita Coolidge also covered the song. Hank Williams Jr. recorded Young's "Montgomery in the Rain."
Young released his first disc, "Rock Salt & Nails" in 1969. In 1984, Young made the charts with the single "It's Not Supposed to Be That Way." He released his last album, 'Stories Round the Horseshoe Bend," in 2007.
He also was featured in the '70s documentary "Heartworn Highways," which chronicled the Outlaw Country movement.