Guy Clark, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame whose songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and many others, died May 17 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 74. Chesney, who covered Clark's "Hemingway's Whiskey" on his 2010 album of the same name, remembers the singer-songwriter.
When I got to Nashville, Guy Clark was one of those names you knew. It meant a level of songwriting few attained, but it also meant songs that contained the heart of real life.