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Jamie O’Hara (1950–2021), country singer-songwriter

by Kirk Fox

Jamie O’Hara was a country music singer-songwriter who won a Grammy for writing The Judds’ hit song “Grandpa (Tell Me Bout the Good Old Days).”

  • Died: Thursday, January 7, 2021. (Who else died on January 7?)
  • Details of death: Died at the age of 70 from cancer.
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Longtime country music singer-songwriter

O’Hara was in the duo The O’Kanes with Kieran Kane. They charted seven singles on the Billboard country charts, including the No. 1 country hit, “Can’t Stop My Heart from Loving You.” He had more success as a songwriter, winning a Grammy for “Grandpa (Tell Me Bout the Good Old Days),” which was a huge hit song for the Judds in 1986. He also wrote songs for Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, and Randy Travis.

Tributes to Jamie O’Hara

Full Obituary: Taste of Country

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