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.