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Johnny Russell
Birth: Jan. 23, 1940
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 2001
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country singer, songwriter. Member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1985. As a singer, one of his hit songs was "Catfish John", which reached the country Top 20 in 1972. As a songwriter, he is most famous for co-writing "Act Naturally", a song that was recorded by both Buck Owens and The Beatles. He was known by many as "the big man with the big heart" for both his girth (over 300 pounds) and pleasant, unselfish demeanor both on and off stage. He would start many of his performances by quipping, "Can everybody see me all right?". (bio by: Steve Williams) 

Cause of death: Complications from diabetes
 
Burial:
Hendersonville Memory Gardens
Hendersonville
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.31268, -86.59171
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Williams
Record added: Nov 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5919118
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