Another good one gone…

I can’t believe I missed this

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dan Seals, who was England Dan in the pop duo England Dan and John Ford Coley and later had a successful country career, has died of complications from cancer. He was 61.

Just…damn. I didn’t even know he was sick. Dan Seals was one of my favorites from the ’80s, even the more contemporary sounding songs he did. I see his manager said, “They were Hank Williams, Grand Ole Opry people. He was much more of a country singer than a pop singer.”
Listening to the pop vs. the country stuff, I’d believe it. I can’t explain exactly why, but I always thought Seals sounded much more at home singing country music, even if a lot of what he did had more of a pop sound. Of course, the irony of it is that the one song I’d bet more people will remember him for than any other, was the most traditional-sounding country song he ever recorded…

Vaya con Dios, Mr. Seals.


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