His career began as a songwriter ("Kentucky Rain" for Elvis and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap). In the '70s and '80s he helped develop the crossover-country sound with such hits as "Suspicions" and "Every Which Way But Loose." His biggest crossover hits were "I Love a Rainy Night," "Driving My Life Away," and "Step by Step." Eddie Rabbitt succumbed to lung cancer May 7, 1998. In his memory, please enjoy his music on these channels.