Songwriter Frank Dycus, whose chart successes included
Born Dec. 5, 1939 in Hardmoney, Ky., Marion Frank Dycus moved to California in 1955 and soon after joined the Air Force. During his enlistment, he teamed up with Don Gonsalez to form the singing duo Don and Frank, which enjoyed a short period of regional fame and opened shows for such national acts as
Dycus first ventured to Nashville following his discharge from service in 1962. That visit paid no dividends, however, prompting him to take a job at an aircraft factory in Wichita, Kan. He returned to Nashville in 1967 and got his first songwriting job with Pete Drake's publishing company. Dycus formed his own company in 1970 and sold it two years later to
He scored his first hit in 1970 with
Dycus was twice voted SESAC's songwriter of the year.