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Country Singer/Songwriter Mack Vickery Dead At 66

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

Country music singer/songwriter Mack Vickery died on December 21 in
Nashville, reportedly of a heart attack, at age 66. Generally as a co-writer, he penned numerous hit songs, including, "The
Fireman" (for George Strait), "Rockin' My Life Away" (Jerry
Lee Lewis) and "The Jamestown Ferry" (Tanya Tucker). Faron Young recorded Vickery's
first hit "She Went a Little Bit

Vickery recorded for Sun Records and for MCA Records, using the alias Altanta James for the latter, and having a hit with "That Kind of Fool," in 1974. In 2003, he was honored by the Alabama Music
Hall of Fame. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen