Dobie Gray

gray1July 26, 1940 – December 6, 2011

Dobie Gray was a singer/songwriter who’s career spanned a number of genres. His biggest hit was 1973’s “Drift Away” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard pop chart. Later in his career he found himself in Nashville writing successful songs for many other artists like Ray Charles and George Jones. He was also wildly popular in South Africa for some reason and successfully toured there. Which was odd, because…well, apartheid. Nevertheless, Gray continued to record modest hits on the pop and country charts well into the 1990’s. In 2003, “Drift Away” was resurrected by Uncle Kracker (with Gray also appearing on the recording) and found a whole new audience. Some times, you just get one song. But, in Dobie Gray’s case, he made the most of it. Dobie died in Nashville at the age of 71 following a long battle with cancer.

Burial

Woodlawn Memorial Park – Nashville, TN

Specific Location

Everlasting Life;  Four rows down (west) and about 15 spaces right (south) of a white statue of a seated Jesus.

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