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Dennis Linde (b. March 18, 1943, Abilene, Texas - d. December 22, 2006, Nashville, Tennessee) was an American country music singer-songwriter.
Although he is best known for writing the 1972 Elvis Presley hit, “Burning Love”, Dennis Linde has written numerous hit songs for mainly country music singers, beginning with hits for Roger Miller and Roy Drusky in 1970. In 2000, his song for the Dixie Chicks, “Goodbye Earl”, stirred some controversy for its take on spousal abuse. Linde has also written tunes recorded by Tanya Tucker, Gary Morris, Don Williams, The Judds, Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks, among several other acts.

He was known as one of the more reclusive figures on the Nashville scene, rarely attending industry events. Nashville manager Scott Siman described him as a “mystery man,” explaining, “If you ever saw Dennis Linde it was amazing, because you didn’t get that opportunity very often.”[1]
In 2001, Linde was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.[2]
Linde died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on December 22, 2006. He was 63.[3] His song Linde Manor was extensively sampled by DJ Shadow for his album Endtroducing

His daughter, Lisa Linde, is married to actor James Marsden.

1970 - Linde Manor
1971 - Surface Noise (unreleased)
1973 - Dennis Linde
1974 - Trapped in the Suburbs
1977 - Under the Eye


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