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Jan Crutchfield (February 26, 1938October 30, 2012) was an American singer and songwriter.

Crutchfield was born February 26, 1938 in Paducah, McCracken County. He is best known for writing "Statue of a Fool", which was first recorded in 1969 by Jack Greene and was a No. 1 hit on the Hot Country Songs charts for him. Versions of the song by Brian Collins and Ricky Van Shelton also charted in the top 10.

Other notable compositions written by Crutchfield include "Tear Time" by Dave & Sugar, "My Heart Is an Open Book", and several singles by Lee Greenwood, including "She's Lying", "It Turns Me Inside Out", and "Going, Going, Gone".

Crutchfield died on October 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 74.

His brother, Jerry Crutchfield, is a record producer who also worked with Greenwood.

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