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Max Duane Barnes
Birth: Jul. 24, 1936
Hard Scratch
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 2004
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Country Music Songwriter. He was a two-time winner of the Country Music Association's Song of the Year award, and co-writer of such classics as "Chiseled In Stone," "Look at Us" and "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes." Respected and honored writer in the Country music genre, he was a writing partner of many writers such as Harlan Howard, Merle Haggard and Vince Gill. He wrote hits for country music giants like George Jones, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Vern Gosdin, Randy Travis, Keith Whitley and Waylon Jennings, during a career that spanned nearly 40 years. After leaving school at age 16, he began singing in an Omaha nightclub, and later formed his own band. The lead singer of the band he formed, Patsy, became his wife and a songwriting collaborator. (bio by: Rebecca) 
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  Patricia C. Barnes (1935 - 2004)*
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Beloved husband, father
Grandfather, greatgrandfather
Legendary songwriter
Known for his jokes,
Funny and otherwise,
Married nearly 50 years.
Hendersonville Memory Gardens
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.3113, -86.59132
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rebecca
Record added: Jan 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8283550
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