Singer, Songwriter Dobie Gray Passes Away

Singer, songwriter and Nashvillian, Dobie Gray, famous for his 1973 hit song “Drift Away” passed away Tuesday.

Gray’s website confirmed his death late Tuesday evening.

Dobie Gray was born in Texas and after a successful career in California retreated to the peaceful hills of middle Tennessee. Gray was famous for many songs, from his first hit in 1965 ‘The In Crowd” to his most popular song “Drift Away”, he was a talented musician who earned the respect of many in his field.

Gray owned a studio in Nashville, Quadrafonic Studios, on 18th Avenue. It was here that he recorded three albums for MCA Records.

In 2003 Gray partnered with artist, Uncle Kracker, to sing an updated version of Gray’s hit “Drift Away”. The song stayed in the charts at # 1 for twenty-eight weeks.

Dobie Gray was 71 years old.