Donald Alan "Don" Schlitz, Jr. (born 29 August 1952 in Durham, NC, USA) is a country music songwriter. For his song-writing efforts, Schlitz has earned two Grammys, as well as four ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year awards. Since 1993, Schlitz has also been a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Schlitz' first hit as a songwriter was Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler", which became a crossover country hit upon its release in 1978, later becoming one of Rogers' signature songs. Since then, Schlitz has…
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