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Bobby Russell (19 April 1940, Nashvillemarker, Tennesseemarker19 november 1992) was a Grammy Award-winning Americanmarker singer and songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the crossover pop hit "Saturday Morning Confusion." Russell was also married to singer and actress Vicki Lawrence from 1972 to 1974.


Russell wrote several hits, including "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," his critique of country justice (a major hit for his then-wife Vicki Lawrence, to whom he was married from 1972 to 1974); "Used To Be" (from the movie The Grasshopper); and "Little Green Apples," which won him a Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1968 from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He wrote the song "Honey", which was a hit for Bobby Goldsboro in 1968, spending five weeks at the top of the Billboard Pop Singles Chart. He also wrote and performed a major hit in "Saturday Morning Confusion." Other songs that Russell recorded himself were "For a While We Helped Each Other Out" and "Our Love's Gonna Rise Up Again." He also wrote "Summer Sweet," for the Disney live-action, Rascal (1969).

Russell died in 1992 in Nicholasvillemarker, Kentuckymarker of coronary artery disease, aged 52.



Year Album Chart Positions Label
US Country US
1968 Words, Music, Laughter and Tears Elf
1971 Saturday Morning Confusion 44 183 United Artists


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US CAN CAN Country CAN AC
1966 "Friends and Mirrors" 22 single only
1967 "Dusty" Words, Music, Laughter and Tears
1968 "1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero" 64 36 35
1969 "Carlie" 66 115 singles only
"Then She's a Lover"
"Better Homes and Gardens" 34
1970 "Our Love Will Rise Again"
1971 "Saturday Morning Confusion" 24 28 27 13 14 Saturday Morning Confusion
1973 "Mid American Manufacturing Tycoon" 93 single only


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