Our condolences go out to the family of songwriter Harley Allen who passed away early this morning. He had recently been diagnosed with stage four cancer. The son of bluegrass legend Red Allen, Harley was a three-time Grammy winner and wrote hits “The Baby,” “Tough Little Boys,” “High Sierra,” “The Little Girl” and many more. He penned songs for the likes of George Jones, Alison Krauss, Linda Ronstadt, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Hal Ketchem, Rhonda Vincent, Joe Nichols, Dierks Bentley and John Michael Montgomery. Harley also released an excellent solo CD called Another River in 1996. He will be sorely missed by the Nashville community and his many fans.