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Remembering Fred Foster - Ten Songs From Throughout His Career

Fred Foster, the Country Music Hall of Famer and founder of Monument Records, died on Wednesday (February 20, 2019) at the age of 87.

Among Foster's accomplishments was founding and advancing the careers of such luminaries as Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson (with whom he wrote "Me and Bobby McGee") to the founding of Monument Records and the associated Combine Music Publishing.

Here are musical highlights from throughout the career of Fred Foster:

Gotta Travel On - Billy Grammer (first hit for Monument Records)

Only the Lonely - Roy Orbison (first hit produced for Orbison)

Crying - Roy Orbison (produced)

Oh! Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (produced)

I Never Cared For You - Willie Nelson (produced)

Dumb Blonde - Dolly Parton (produced)

Don't Touch Me - Jeannie Seely (produced)

Mr. Businessman - Ray Stevens (co-produced)

Me & Bobby McGee - Kris Kristofferson (co-wrote, produced)

That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine - Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price (produced)