Pedal Steel Guitarist Bill Johnson Dies

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• March 23, 2009

William Donald “Bill” Johnson, acclaimed pedal steel guitarist for artists including Red Sovine, George Jones and Marty Robbins, died March 17 in Tallassee, Alabama. In addition to his steel playing, Johnson made his mark as a songwriter, most notably with “A Wound Time Can’t Erase,” which was recorded by over 150 artists, including Jack Greene, Johnny Cash, Stonewall Jackson and Ricky Skaggs. Funeral services were held Saturday (3/21), in Camp Hill, Alabama.

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