Country Music Hall of Famer Hargus “Pig” Robbins, a well-know Nashville session pianist has passed away at the age of 84.
According to a post on Facebook, his family says he died in his sleep Sunday, noting he had several health issues, including a bacterial infection, kidney disease and heart disease. “It all became too much for his body to handle. But he had a strong mind til the end,” said the family. “He had a great life and was loved by many. His musical legacy will live on.”
Robbins played on such classic country tunes as George Jones’ “White Lightning,” Pasty Cline’s “Crazy,” and “I Fall To Pieces,” Crystal Gayle’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Loretta Lynn’s “You’re Looking at Country” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” and many many more.