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Country musician and songwriter Curly Putman dies at 85

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Curly Putman (Source: Nashville Songwriters Foundation) Curly Putman (Source: Nashville Songwriters Foundation)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Country musician and songwriter Curly Putman died at 85 early Sunday morning.

Born in Alabama but based in Nashville, Putman is known for such famous songs as "Green, Green Grass of Home," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today."

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, R-TN, commented on Putman's passing.

In a city of great songwriters, Curly Putman was one of the finest. ‘Green, Green Grass at Home’ was just one of his memorable hits. He wrote a ballad for my campaign for governor in 1978, ‘If the Right Man Was There,’ for which I will be forever grateful. Curly was a great friend, and I will miss him.”

Putman's family is expected to make funeral arrangements Monday afternoon.

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