Country music mourns loss of songwriter from Harlan County

NASHVILLE, TN (WTVQ) – A Harlan County native, who wrote his way into the Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall of Fame, died over the weekend in Nashville, according to a social media post by his family.

Jerry Chesnut, from Loyall, wrote hit songs for country music legends like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and George Jones.

His hit song, “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” was performed by Elvis Presley and Travis Tritt.

He was a regular on the long-running hit TV show “Hee Haw.”  He was an accomplished singer.

Jerry Chesnut is survived by his wife and three daughters.  He was 87-years old.

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