'All my Ex's live in Texas' songwriter dies at 84

Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-13 14:37:46-05

A Hall of Fame songwriter from the Central Texas area has passed away at the age of 84

According to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Whitey Shafer, born Sanger Shafer, was known for his work on some of country music's classic hits, such as "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind," "All My Ex's Live in Texas," co-written with his then-wife, and more. 

Shafer was born in Whitney, Texas and wrote songs for Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley and George Strait. Shafer also performed and toured with Willie Nelson in the early days of both men's careers.

Shafer was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989. 

According to the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association, Shafer wrote over 500 songs. 

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