James Dexter Weatherly (March 17, 1943 – February 3, 2021) was an American singer-songwriter. He wrote mostly pop and country music. His best-known song is "Midnight Train to Georgia", recorded by Gladys Knight & the Pips. It peaked to number 1 on the pop and R&B charts, and went on to win a Grammy Award.
|Birth name||James Dexter Weatherly|
|Born||March 17, 1943|
|Origin||Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Died||February 3, 2021 (aged 77)|
Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.
He also wrote "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me".
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