Mel McDaniel — the country singer who was a member of the legendary Grand Ole Opry — has died at the age of 68.
The singer died from cancer on yesterday (March 31), reports Nashville.com.
Born in Checotah, Oklahoma, McDaniel moved to Nashville and signed a deal with Capitol Records in 1976.
His 1985 hit ‘Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On’ went to Number One in the Billboard Hot Country singles chart and was nominated for a Grammy and a Country Music Award.
In 1996 McDaniel almost died after he fell off stage into the orchestra pit at a show in Lafayette, Louisiana.
• Mel McDaniel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_McDaniel
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