Dallas Frazier, born on October 27, 1939, in Spiro, Oklahoma, had considerable success as a musician at such an early age. In fact, at the age of 14, he was able to release his first-ever single, “Space Command.” Over the years, he was able to release songs that charted, with the 1957 tune “Alley Oop” being Dallas Frazier’s first-ever hit song.
He was noted for his emotional range as a songwriter, and he was able to write songs for famous performers like Charley Pride, Tanya Tucker, and the Oak Ridge Boys, and all of the songs he composed for these stars achieved number one on the charts.
Moreover, one of his early accomplishments as a songwriter was the song “There Goes My Everything,” which became a smash hit for Jack Greene in 1966 and garnered him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Song. Today, the song is considered the country music standard for budding country artists.
He was so enamored with his trade of songwriting that, in an interview with Tom Roland in 2018, he remarked that songwriting is a distinct ingredient in total song-making since it can either break or create a song. That is why songwriting is so dear to his heart.
Unfortunately, he will no longer be able to compose amazing songs in the future due to his passing last January 14, 2022. According to reports, the reason for his death was a stroke-related complication. Melody Morris, his daughter, confirmed his death to the publication, saying that her father had had two strokes since August 2021.
Despite everything, Dallas Frazier is indeed a fantastic country music star that everyone looks up to. Regardless of his death, people will continue to listen to his music and the songs he was able to create for others. He will remain an inspiration for the artists of today and the future.