Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — Hugh X. Lewis, who wrote poems under the headings “Ain’t It the Truth” and “A Way with Words” for the Baptist and Reflector since 2006, died Dec. 29 at the age of 90.
In 2006, the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives passed a resolution designating Lewis as the state’s poet laureate of Christian country music. He was the first person to hold that designation.
A native of Kentucky, Lewis wrote more than 250 country songs recorded by legends such as Charley Pride, Lynn Anderson, Jim Ed Brown, Del Reeves, Kitty Wells and more. He penned the words to Stonewall Jackson’s “B.J. the D.J” which soared to number one on country charts in 1963. [Read more…]