Ben Peters, songwriter
birth name: Benjamin James Peters

Ben Peters

June 20, 1937, Hattiesburg, MS ~ May 25, 2005, Nashville, TN

Songwriter Ben Peters reigned among the most successful Nashville tunesmiths of the country-pop era. ~ Allmusic: Ben Peters ~ retrieved June 24, 2013 © Allmusic

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As a singer, Ben Peters recorded a handful of country pop singles for Liberty, Mercury, and Capitol Records (1969-1973), and he headed his own successful recording studio for decades. But it is as an extraordinary songwriter that he's best remembered, with songs recorded by everyone from Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, Kitty Wells, and George Jones to Dean Martin, Lou Rawls, and Ella Fitzgerald. ~ Mississippi Country Music Trail: Ben Peters ~ retrieved May 5, 2014 © Mississippi Country Trail

Ben Peters ~ Inducted in the 1980 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

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