By Dana Getz
Updated May 17, 2016 at 03:43 PM EDT
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Country singer Guy Clark died Tuesday morning in Nashville from a lengthy illness. He was 74.

Best known for standards like “L.A. Freeway” and “Desperados Waiting for a Train,” the Texas-born troubadour first rose to prominence in the early ’70s after settling in Nashville. He churned out more than 20 albums throughout his four decade career, most notably penning songs for country titans like Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and more.

Clark scored high acclaim in recent years, earning induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and winning a Best Folk Album Grammy in 2014 for My Favorite Picture of You.

The news was announced via an obituary posted to Clark’s Facebook page. According to the Tennessean, he had been battling cancer for several years. Read the full obituary below.