BMI is saddened by the loss of one of music’s most celebrated songwriters, Dallas Frazier. Frazier was a driving force behind mega-hits for icons that include Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Ross, Engelbert Humperdink, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Jack Greene, George Jones, Charley Pride, Emmylou Harris, Connie Smith, Gene Watson and Tanya Tucker, among others. He wrote countless classic songs such as “There Goes My Everything,” “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me),” “(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again,” “I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me,” “If My Heart Had Windows,” “Ain’t Love a Good Thing.” “Beneath Still Waters,” “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” and “Then Who Am I.” Frazier’s most renowned song, “Elvira,” which was the BMI Country Song of the Year in 1982, became a signature smash for The Oak Ridge Boys, earning him three of his 11 BMI Million-Air Awards. In total, the three-time GRAMMY nominee won 23 BMI Country Awards and 6 BMI Pop Awards. In 1976, he was honored with induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Frazier will be greatly missed by his many fans and friends at BMI