Co-Writer of “Swingin’” Dies

Lionel Delmore, who co-wrote “Swingin’” with John Anderson, has died of cancer in Celina, Tenn. He was 62. Delmore’s credits also include Anderson’s hits “Low Dog Blues,” “The Girl at the End of the Bar,” “I Wish I Could Write You a Song” and “Bend It Till It Breaks.” Lionel Delmore was the son of Alton Delmore, of the Delmore Brothers, a popular singing duo in the 1930s, who were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. “Swingin’” was the CMA single of the year in 1983. 05/22/02