Born on a mountain named for his family in Princeton, Al., Curly Putman has written songs recorded in every major language of the world.
After signing with Tree Publishing Company his first major recording, "Green, Green Grass of Home," was recorded by over 400 artists. The most successful version by Tom Jones has sold between 10 and 12 million copies worldwide.
His song "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was named the "Song of the Year" twice by the Country Music Association, and he has earned a total of 36 BMI awards for songs like "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and "My Elusive Dreams."
Putman is the 1993 Lifework Award for Non-Performing Achievement recipient.