For the third time this week, country music fans are in mourning.
Jerry Wallace, the man who had 1960s pop and 1970s country hits including "In the Misty Moonlight," died of congestive heart failure Monday (May 5) in Victorville, California.
Wallace scored a number of pop hits in the 1960s including the aforementioned Cindy Walker song, "Swingin' Down the Lane," "Shutters and Boards," and "Primrose Lane." In 1972, he recorded a song for an episode of Rod Serling's NIght Gallery. The song, "If You Leave Me Tonight, I'll Cry," was a #1 country hit and a top 40 pop hit and served to revive Wallace's career and transform him to primarily a country performer.
Jerry Wallace was 79.