FLAT ROCK, Mich., (CelebrityAccess) — Pete Goble, a noted bluegrass performer, and songwriter has passed away. He was 86.
Goble died on July 25th after a battle with pneumonia at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, where he had been since July 5th.
Goble released five albums of his own recordings over the course of his career, including “Tennessee 1949” (with Bill Emerson – 1987), “Dixie in My Eye” (with Bill Emerson – 1989), “Webco Classics Vol. 1: Emerson and Goble” (with Bill Emerson – 1994), “When I’m Knee Deep in Blue Grass” (2005), and “Back to Jubilee Road” (with Andy Ball – 2013).
He was also a noted bluegrass songwriter, and along with his longtime friend and collaborator, Leroy Drumm, he penned hits for Alison Krauss, The Bluegrass Cardinals, The Country Gentlemen, Dailey and Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Glen Campbell, Hot Rize, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, The Osbourne Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, and 111rd Tyme Out, among others.
Goble was the recipient of several industry awards, including the IBMA Song of the Year award (1991), SPBGMA Song Writer of the Year award (1997), IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (2002), and the SE Michigan BGMA Hall of Honor Award (2017).
Artist Tim O’Brien won a Grammy (2006) for Traditional Folk Album “Fiddler’s Green.” The title track was co-written by Pete and Leroy Drumm.
Pete was included in the Pioneers of Bluegrass Exhibit of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
Pete is survived by his wife, Beulah, and his children.