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Paul Craft dies at 76; songwriter of 'Dropkick Me, Jesus,' other hits
Paul Craft dies at 76; songwriter of 'Dropkick Me, Jesus,' other hits

Paul Craft, a country music songwriter who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this month, has died in Tennessee. He was 76. Craft, who had been in declining health, died Saturday at the Nashville hospital where he had been admitted Oct. 5, after briefly appearing that evening at a Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Music City Center. Among his most well-known songs were "Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)," "Brother Jukebox," "Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life" and "It's Me Again, Margaret," one of comedian Ray Stevens' signature songs. Craft recorded some of his songs, but most were covered by...

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