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Mel McDaniel, singer of 'Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On,' dies at 68
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NASHVILLE -- Mel McDaniel, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter with hits like Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On and Louisiana Saturday Night has died.
He was 68.
A publicist for the Grand Ole Opry confirmed Friday that Mr. McDaniel had died.
Mr. McDaniel's other hits, most in the early and mid-1980s, included Stand Up, Big Ole Brew and Let It Roll (Let It Rock).
The native of Checotah, Okla., sang for oil field workers in Alaska in the 1970s before becoming successful in Nashville. He was a regular on the Grand Ole Opry beginning in 1986.
Mr. McDaniel said Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On related to average Americans: "The main thing everybody says to me is, 'I can picture that in my mind.'"