Charlie Black

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Charlie Black
Birth nameCharles Frank Black
Born (1949-11-23) November 23, 1949 (age 69)
Cheverly, Maryland
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Years active1971-present
Associated actsPhil Vassar

Charles Frank Black (born November 23, 1949 in Cheverly, Maryland) is an American country music songwriter.


Black graduated from University of Maryland in 1970 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee the same year. His first cut was "Girl, You Came and Eased My Mind" by Tommy Overstreet. Since then, he has written singles for Anne Murray, Gary Morris, Earl Thomas Conley, Johnny Paycheck, and Phil Vassar.[1] In 1991, the Nashville Songwriters Association International inducted Black into its hall of fame.[2]

Black is married to Dana Hunt, who is also a songwriter. She co-wrote George Strait's singles "Check Yes or No" and "Write This Down".[3]


  1. ^ "Charlie Black". Nashville Songwriters Foundation. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  2. ^ Stambler, Irwin; Laudon, Grelon (2000). Country Music: The Encyclopedia. MacMillan. p. 601.
  3. ^ "Bios". Charlie and Dana Hunt Black. Retrieved 27 June 2013.