Nashville songwriter Kenny Beard passed away on Sunday, October 1 of natural causes. His age is unknown.

The Ringgold, Louisiana native moved to Nashville in 1986 and spent much of his career as a songwriter. However, he also toured as part of Tracy Lawrence's backing band "Little Elvis" and was a music manager and record producer.

Among the hits he wrote included Trace Adkins' "The Rest of Mine", "Where The Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly" for Aaron Tippin as well as numerous hits for Tracy Lawrence. Those songs included "As Any Fool Can See," "My Second Home," "If The World Had a Front Porch," and "Is That a Tear".

Beard is survived by his wife Amy, three daughters Cali, Amanda, Alyson and his grandpup "PawPaw's Pretty Girl" Phoebe Beard.