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'Outlaw Country' Legend Dies At 73

Classic country Songs | 'Outlaw Country' Legend Dies At 73 | Country Music Videos
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Known for his most famous song, "Seven Bridges Road" that became a pop hit for the Eagles in the early 80s, Steve Young was a legend in many country music circles. Tragically, the 73-year-old legend passed away in Nashville, Thursday night, March 17th. 

 A Georgia-born southerner, Young struck out on his journey toward a career in music when he moved to Los Angeles in the '60s and began playing as both a soloist and taking part in various groups like Richard & Jim, the Gas Company, and Stone Country. 

Beyond the success of "Seven Bridges Road", Young crafted hits for other country stars like Waylon Jennings and Travis Tritt, both of which sang "Lonesome, On'ry and Mean" for one of their records. Tritt's cover was issued in 2003 and landed midway in the chart's Top 100. Jennings once told a reporter that the singer/songwriter "has no earthly idea how great he is".  

Young was a fan of many different genres of music and even issued a few different albums of his own over the years. 

Young's son, Jubal Lee Young (also a singer/songwriter), made headlines last fall when he proposed to his longtime sweetheart after performing a stunning audition for NBC's The Voice

The entire country music community is at a loss with the passing of Steve Young and he will be greatly missed by many.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. 

Watch his son, Jubal Lee, perform his dad's hit song "Seven Bridges Road" and propose to his girlfriend in the video below. 

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