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Remembering Cowboy Jack Clement

Cowboy Jack Clement passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013 in his Nashville home at the age of 82. Here is a collection of photos remembering Cowboy Jack and his contributions to country music.

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    Jack Henderson Clement was born April 5, 1931, in the Whitehaven suburb of Memphis, Tenn.

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    Cowboy Jack Clement built his first recording studio in 1956, and worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and numerous others.

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    Among all the artists he worked with, he is known for producing Johnny Cash's iconic song "Ring of Fire."

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    Jack Clement opened Jack Clement Recording Studios, the first 16-track studio in Nashville, hosting recording sessions for artists such as Merle Haggard.

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    Clement wrote songs artists such as Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, and George Jones. Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, shown here at the Academy Of Country Music Honors in 2007, also performed songs written by Cowboy Jack.

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    On April 10th, 2013, the CMA announced that Jack Clement would be a 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, along with Kenny Rogers and Bobby Bare, whom Jack Clement wrote songs for.

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    In 1987 Clement was approached by U2 to record at legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN. A portion of the U2 album "Rattle and Hum," has Clement's touch, including the songs "When Love Came to Town," "Angel of Harlem," and "Love Rescue Me."

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    Cowboy Jack Clement and Kris Kristofferson attend the premiere of 'Bloodworth' during the 2011 Nashville Film Festival.

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    Clement has also been a producer for artists such as Townes Van Zant and Hank Williams, Jr., pictured above.

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    Jack Clement plays the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Exit/In, a legendary Nashville music venue on September 7, 2011.

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    Jack Clement performs during the Tribute to Cowboy Jack Clement at War Memorial Auditorium on January 30, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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