Award-winning producer, songwriter, and studio-musician Larry Butler passed away in his sleep on January 19th at home in Pensacola, Florida. He was 69 years old.

The first Nashville producer to win the Grammy for Producer of the Year, Butler experienced his greatest successes as Kenny Rogers’ producer. Their collaboration resulted in landmark hits for Rogers, including  “She Believes In Me,” “The Gambler”, “Lucille,” “Love Or Something Like It,” and “Coward of the County.”