Country Songwriter Peter McCann Dead At 74

Country Songwriter Peter McCann Dead At 74 | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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According to Music Row, singer-songwriter Peter McCann passed away at the age of 74 on January 26, 2023. The publication writes that he passed away in his sleep at his home.

McCann started his music career in the band The Repairs and cut three albums with them before signing a deal with ABC’s publishing division. There, he wrote “Right Time of the Night,” which was recorded by Jennifer Warnes.

After writing that Top Ten hit, he signed his own recording contract and released “Do You Wanna Make Love.” It became a Top Five pop hit for him, and was later recorded by Bobby Smith, Buck Owens and David Wills.

He had continued success as a songwriter including “Wall of Tears” by K.T. Oslin, “Treat Me Like a Stranger” by Baillie & The Boys, “The Star” by Kathy Mattea. One of his most famous songs is Whitney Houston’s “Take Good Care of My Heart,” which sold over 20 million records.

He has written hit songs fo many country artists including  Con Hunley, Lynn Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Michael Johnson, Reba McEntire, Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius, Anne Murray, Rodney Carrington, Nicolette Larson, Eddie Rabbitt, Kenny Rogers, Lisa Brokop, Shelly West, Mickey Gllley, Louise Mandrell and Pake McEntire.

Nashville has lost one of its shining stars, and we mourn with the community.

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