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Grammy-Winning Country Icon Dead at 87

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Working with legends like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, and many more – this extremely talented record producer, engineer, and song publisher truly had a hand in crafting some of the best country music.

Born in 1931, Jim Malloy moved to California to start a career in electronics and, from there, he began engineering discs for various artists like Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Ike & Tina Turner, Ann-Margret, and more.

He later moved to Nashville at the encouragement of Chet Atkins and began working with country musicians. Throughout his time at several Nashville-area record companies, Malloy began producing hit songs – like Ray Stevens’ “Gitarzan,” Sammi Smith’s Grammy-Winning “Help Me Make It Through The Night,” and many others.

In 1964, Malloy won a Grammy Award for engineering Henry Mancini’s “Charade” and earned nominations for his work on Elvis Presley’s “How Great Thou Art,” Eddy Arnold’s “The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me,” the “Pink Panther” theme song and “The Addams Family Main Theme.”

Malloy passed away on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at the age of 87.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Malloy and his family during this difficult time.

Watch Elvis Presley sing “How Great Thou Art” below.