Singer-songwriter Bryan Wayne Galentine, died after a battle with ALS on Thursday (Oct. 22) in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 53 years old.
Galentine was known in the Nashville music scene as the songwriter behind country hits like Tommy Shane Steiner's "What If She's an Angel" and Chris Cagle's "Country by the Grace of God," which peaked at No. 2 and 33 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2002, respectively. Following his ALS diagnosis, he recorded his first-ever full-length album, While You Wait, dedicated to shed light and increase awareness to ALS.
“Bryan tried to teach each of us to live in the moment and make memories with the ones we love,” his wife, Staci Starnes Galentine, shared in a press statement.