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Johnny MacRae

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Johnny MacRae is one of the most successful songwriters of our lifetime, but still hasn’t been named to the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. We’re trying to change that! Johnny “Dog” MacRae served in the Navy for 15 years and started writing songs in his spare time. He eventually left the military to pursue a career in music and was extremely proficient. Some of his awards include:

 CMT‘s 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music: I’d Be Better Off (in a pine box) by Doug Stone

 ASCAPAwards – Most Performed Song of the Year

♪ BMIAwards – Most Performed Song of the Year

♪ NSAIAwards – Most Performed Song of the Year

♪ Music City NewsAwards -Most Performed Song of the Year

Johnny’s wife, Mary has a beautiful tribute on her website. Learn more about his life here.

Enjoy this snapshot of just a few of the MANY hits written by this week’s Songwriter Spotlight, Johnny MacRae.