Country Singer with West Texas Roots Dies

Dan Seals
Dan Seals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pop and country singer Dan Seals has died of complications of cancer in Nashville at age 61. Seals grew up in West Texas.

His longtime manager Tony Gottlieb says Seals died last night at his daughter's home. Seals was diagnosed with lymphoma in April 2007.

Seals was "England Dan" in the pop duo England Dan and John Ford Coley and later had a successful country career. The duo's hits included "I'd Really Like to See You Tonight" and "Nights Are Forever," both in 1976.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Seals had country hits like "Bop," "You Still Move Me," "Love on Arrival," and a duet with Marie Osmond, "Meet Me in Montana."

Seals was born in McCamey, Texas, as the son of a pipefitter and grew up in the West Texas town of Iraan and Dallas. is older brother, Jimmy, was the Seals in Seals & Crofts who recorded the hits "Summer Breeze" and "Diamond Girl" in the 1970s.