Billy Sherrill, Record producer, Died at 78

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Dead, Billy Sherrill born November 5, 1936 and died August 4, 2015, he was an American record producer and arranger, who is most famous for his association with a number of country artists, most notably Tammy Wynette and George Jones.

Sherrill and business partner Glenn Sutton are regarded as the defining influences of the countrypolitan sound, a smooth amalgamation of pop and country music that was popular during the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s.

In 2008, Billy Sherrill was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN.

On February 23, 2010, Sherrill was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Don Williams, Ferlin Husky, and Jimmy Dean.

In the 1981 made-for-television movie based on Wynette’s book “Stand By Your Man”, Sherrill was portrayed by James Hampton.