"I Go Crazy" songwriter Paul Davis dies

April 22, 2008 6:37:47 PM PDT
Singer-songwriter Paul Davis, who had a hit with the soft rock hit "I Go Crazy," has died.

Davis died today at a hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, the city where he grew up. He died of a heart attack, according to his cousin, James Edwards. Davis was 60.

"I Go Crazy" peaked at number seven in 1977 eight months after its release. It then stayed in the Top 100 for 40 more weeks, according to Billboard.

Davis also had hits with "65 Love Affair," and "You're Still New To Me," a country duet with Marie Osmond.

Edwards says Davis came back to Mississippi after living in New York and Nashville so he could retire. He says Davis "was living life at the slow pace that suited him."