Paul Craft, the songwriter behind hits by Alison Krauss, the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, has died, aged 76.

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee died in Tennessee on Saturday (18Oct14).

Craft was also a member of American Mensa, a group for people whose Iq is in the top two per cent of the population, according to The Tennesseean newspaper.

Among his best-known songs were Dropkick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life) and It's Me Again, Margaret.