Songwriter Ed Setser dies at 77


Songwriter Ed Setser, who wrote tunes for the likes of Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire and Eric Clapton, has died at the age of 77.

According to the Times-Tribune, Setser learned to play the guitar when he as 12 and began performing in dance clubs when he was 19. He eventually settled in Nashville, where he honed his craft as professional songwriter.

Sester’s most recognizable song is “Seven Spanish Angels,” which was performed by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson. He also wrote Eric Clapton’s “I’ve Got a Rock n Roll Heart.”

Sester, a Kentucky native, was an active member of his church. He returned to his hometown of Corbin, Kentucky a few years ago to spend more time with and care for his mother.