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May 6, 2013

The greatest singer sang the greatest song

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He said that made it real and millions of fans apparently agreed with him because it earned him a Grammy, revived his career and perhaps saved his life.

Much has been written about his awards, his four marriages and his escapades, especially driving his lawnmower to a liquor store when his wife hid the car keys or trying 83 times to get a song right in a recording session.

His 1997 autobiography was entitled “I Lived to Tell It All.”

As his lifelong fan, I’m glad that he lived to sing it all.

 

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Keith Kappes is a columnist for The Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at kkappes@cnhi.com.

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