Songwriter Danny Morrison Passes [Updated w/ Arrangements]

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• February 15, 2012

Songwriter Danny Morrison, who also produced and managed country singer Joe Diffie, has died. He had a heart attack yesterday (2/14) while visiting his country home in Erin, Tennessee.

Among his hits as a writer are “Blaze of Glory,” Kenny Rogers; “Is It Cold In Here,” Diffie; “You’ve Got A Good Love Comin’ On,” Lee Greenwood; “Loving Up A Storm,” Razzy Bailey; “I Ain’t Got No Business Doin’ Business Today,” Alabama; and “She’s Got A Drinking Problem,” Johnny Paycheck.

His career included music publishing, as a partner of Johnny Slate and Larry Gatlin in publishing company API.

Tom Long, Morrison’s longtime golfing buddy, says, “Danny was a very unique and creative individual. He had an inspiring wit, a huge heart, and a love for music and especially songwriters. He carved his own notch in Music Row history.”

Survivors include wife Sherri West.

Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 19, 2-6 p.m. at Phillips Robinson Funeral Home (2707 Gallatin Rd. Nashville), and Monday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-12 noon at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. The funeral will follow at noon at the church.

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