Country Songwriter Barnes Dies

Wrote for Jones, Twitty, Gill

Songwriter Max D. Barnes died Sunday at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. He was 67.
Merle Haggard referred to Barnes as "one of the greats." Barnes wrote such hits as George Jones' "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?," Conway Twitty's "Don't Take It Away," Vern Gosdin's "Chiseled in Stone" and Vince Gill's "Look at Us," co-written with the singer.

The latter two songs won Country Music Assn. Awards for song of the year in 1989 and 1992, respectively. Barnes was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Assn. in 1992.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, Tenn.