Buddy Buie, who wrote many songs for the Atlanta Rhythm Section and also served astheir manager and producer, died on Saturday (July 18) at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center after suffering a heart attack. He was 74.
The group broke the news on their Facebook page with the following message. “Buddy Buie passed away today…for those of you that don’t know, Buddy was the force that produced, wrote for, managed, and led the way for us to become The Atlanta Rhythm Section. No Buddy…no ARS. Just last week Buddy shared his enthusiasm, and support, for the band, saying he wanted to come hear the new songs we added to the show. We will miss Buddy’s contributions, musically, professionally, and most of all personally. The guys…..”