Curly Putman

Curly Putman composed numerous enduring classics in the country canon, including Do
lly Par
ton’s “D
umb Blo
nde,” Port
er Wag
ner’s “Gre
en G
reen Gra
ss of H
ome,” also recorded by pop icon Tom Jones and turned into an international hit, recorded in several languages, as well as Geo
rge Jon
es’ signature hit “He Stop
ped Lovi
ng Her T
oday.” The latter title, written with Bobby Braddock, was named 1980 ACM Single and Song of the Year. Tam
my Wyne
tte recorded Putman’s “D-I-V
-O-R-C-E” (also written with Braddoc
k) and “M
y Elus
ive Dr
eams” (written with Bi
lly Sher
rill). Putman was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1976.