The Nashville star helped changed the fortunes of an impoverished songwriter.
The Liberty Records single only reached No. 25, but the composition was another important addition to Willie's expanding songbook.
'Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young' was a 1955 No. 1 in Faron's incredible chart catalogue.
Remembering the man that his longtime collaborator Neil Young called "one of the last of the original country greats."
Buddy Emmons, one of the great steel guitar players with many great names in country, folk and pop, passed away July 29 at 78.