Dan Seals and Coley had a string of pop hits in the 1970s, including “Nights Are Forever” and “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight.”

He also had several country hits during the ‘80s and ‘90s, including “Bop,” “You Still Move Me,” “Love On Arrival,” and a duet with Marie Osmond, “Meet Me In Montana.”

Seals had often been described as a pop singer who turned country, but his longtime manager – Tony Gottlieb – disputed that portrayal, according to The Tennessean.

“He was raised in a very rural part of West Texas. His father was an amateur country singer, and he used to play with his dad. They were Hank Williams, Grand Ole Opry people. He was much more of a country singer than a pop singer.”

Seals wasn’t the only aspiring hitmaker in the family. Brother Jim was the Seals in Seals & Croft, the ‘70s duo whose hits included “Hummingbird,” “Summer Breeze” and “Diamond Girl.”

Brothers Dan and Jim had been working as a duo, according to The Tennessean, and were recording an album, but never released it. The completed tunes, 8 in all, will eventually be released.

Seals is survived by his wife Andi, children Jimmy, Jeremy, Holley and Jesse, brothers Jimmy and Eddie, sister Renee and five grandchildren.

For The Tennessean’s article, click here.