Alexander Statement on the Passing of Curly Putman

Posted on October 31, 2016

MARYVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2016 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement today about the passing of songwriter Curly Putman:

“In a city of great songwriters, Curly Putman was one of the finest. ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’ was just one of his memorable hits. He wrote a ballad for my campaign for governor in 1978, ‘If the Right Man Was There,’ for which I will be forever grateful. Curly was a great friend, and I will miss him.” 

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