Weatherly was a singer-songwriter in his own right, and has worked noticeably in the pop and country genres, but he’s also best known for the songs he penned by other artists, including “Midnight Train to Georgia” for Gladiator Knight and The Pipes.
The legend of the soul, 76, tweeted about her late friend on Thursday.
“I really miss Jim Weatherly. He was talking about life and love.” She said. “Neither of us and the midnight train – I remember he got my Grammy for these. He made for each other. We developed our lives together. I’ll miss him so badly and I’ll always love him.”
He also penned the song “None of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)” for the group.
Weatherley’s death in Tennessee has also been confirmed by the music mogul Charlie Monk.
The star died on Wednesday at his home, and the family attributed the death to natural causes Director Reports.
Unlike Knight’s tweet, Weatherly never won Grammy He was not nominated for “None of Us” but in accordance with the Grammy Award Official Website, Nominated in 1973 for Best Rhythm & Blues, “Midnight Train to Georgia”.
People magazine reported that the song was originally written as “Midnight Plane to Houston,” but was changed by Knight, better known as Soul Empress.
That same year, Knight and Pips won her a Grammy for their vocal performance on the track, as well as for “None of Us.”
According to Tennessee, he has also recorded tunes with country music stars and rock stars with the likes Garth BrooksAnd the Kenny ChesneyAnd the Glenn CampbellAnd the Neil DiamondAnd the Kenny Rogers And the Ray Price.
In 2006, Weatherly was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. It landed a top 10 with the song “I Will Love You” in 1975, according to Nashville Songwriters Foundation.
Fox News reached out to Monk for comment.