Coming up this week on Art of the Song, celebrate your Sunday by hearing songs and interviews with singer-songwriter and guitarist Tony Joe White, who is highlighted.

About the artist:

Tony Joe White (born July 23, 1943, Oak Grove, Louisiana, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his 1969 hitPolk Salad Annie” and for “Rainy Night in Georgia“, which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970. He also wrote “Steamy Windows” and “Undercover Agent For The Blues” both big hits for Tina Turner in 1989; those two songs came by way of Tina’s producer at the time, Mark Knopfler, who’s a friend of Tony. “Polk Salad Annie” was also recorded by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.

ON Art of the Song | January 19, 2014 | 7:00 am

Tony Joe White

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Coming up this week on Art of the Song, celebrate your Sunday by hearing songs and interviews with singer-songwriter and guitarist Tony Joe White, who is highlighted.

About the artist:

Tony Joe White (born July 23, 1943, Oak Grove, Louisiana, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his 1969 hitPolk Salad Annie” and for “Rainy Night in Georgia“, which he wrote but was first made popular by Brook Benton in 1970. He also wrote “Steamy Windows” and “Undercover Agent For The Blues” both big hits for Tina Turner in 1989; those two songs came by way of Tina’s producer at the time, Mark Knopfler, who’s a friend of Tony. “Polk Salad Annie” was also recorded by Elvis Presley and Tom Jones.

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