Country singer and songwriter Lorene Mann died in Nashville on Saturday after suffering a stroke earlier in the week.
Born January 4, 1937, Lillian Lorene Mann was a founding member of the Nashville Songwriters Association and coined their slogan "It All Begins With a Song." Her biggest hits as a songwriter were "Don't Go Near the Indians," a hit for Rex Allen, and "Left to Right," a hit for Kitty Wells.
Mann was also a recording artist, performing "Hurry Mr. Peters" with Justin Tubb (the answer song to "Yes, Mr. Peters") and recording an album of songs with Archie Campbell, Archie and Lorene Tell It Like It Is.
Lorene Mann was 76.
Lorene Mann's Tennessean obituary