Whitey Shafer

Sanger D. "Whitey" Shafer came to Nashville as a songwriter in 1967 and started writing songs for artists like Lefty Frizzell and Connie Smith, his greatest hit as writer being "That's The Way Love Goes" (#1 for Merle Haggard in 1984). He also teamed up with fellow writers A.L. Owens and Dallas Frazier for a large number of songs.

His singing career wasn't quite as successful, but his recordings for RCA and Hickory still have a good reputation among the fans of pure honky tonk singing style, reminiscent to Lefty Frizzell.