Lew DeWitt

Infobox musical artist
Name = Lew DeWitt

Img_capt =
Background = solo_singer
Born = birth date|1938|3|12|mf=y
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Died = death date and age|1990|8|15|1938|3|12
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Genre = Country
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter
Instrument = Guitar, Vocals
Associated_acts = The Statler Brothers
Label = Columbia, Mercury, Compleat
Years_active = 1955 – 1990

Lewis Calvin "Lew" DeWitt (March 12, 1938 - August 15, 1990) was an American country music singer and composer.

For most of his career DeWitt sang tenor for The Statler Brothers. Songs he wrote for the group include "Flowers on the Wall," "Things," "Since Then," "The Strand," "The Movies," and "Chet Atkins' Hand." He retired from the group in 1982 due to health problems stemming from Crohn's disease, from which he had suffered since adolescence. (Jimmy Fortune subsequently assumed DeWitt's place in the group as tenor.)

DeWitt made a brief comeback as a solo artist, releasing two albums: "On My Own" (1985) and "Here to Stay" (1986). He worked on a third album for Compleat Records, but before he could finish it, his health problems resurfaced. He died of heart and kidney failure at the age of 52.

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