Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2013: Lorene Mann
Legendary songwriter Lorene Mann died in May 2013. In addition to a solo career and being a popular duet partner to Justin Tubb, Mann co-founded the Nashville Songwriters Association International. She came up with their slogan, "It all begins with a song."
Mann's solo singles include 'Have You Ever Wanted To' and 'Hide My Sin,' a song about abortion. With Tubb, she cut 'Hurry Mr. Peters' and 'We've Gone Too Far Again.' She also wrote songs for Kitty Wells, Jerry Wallace and Norma Jean, including 'The Apron Tree,' a song that had its plot lifted to become 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.' The '60s hitmaker and actress is survived by her husband, a daughter and two grandchildren.