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Russell Smith, Amazing Rhythm Aces Singer, Dead at 70

Russell Smith, Amazing Rhythm Aces Singer, Dead at 70

Russell Smith, the gritty-voiced singer, witty songwriter, and co-founder of roots-rock band Amazing Rhythm Aces, died Friday at age 70 after a lengthy cancer battle. In a heartfelt Facebook post by the Amazing Rhythm Aces, known for their pop-country Top Twenty hit, “Third Rate Romance,” Smith was remembered for his “soulful voice and artfully crafted lyrics [which] helped develop the signature Amazing Rhythm Aces sound that defined an era and transcended genre labels.”

Smith was born in Nashville, raised in Lafayette, Tennessee, and launched his music career in Memphis. Blending country music,

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