John Jeff Mercer
Scored a No. 2 hit with his recording of "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive."
Founded both Capitol Records and the far less iconic Cowboy Records.
Found success in Hollywood for the first time by penning "I'm an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande)," sung by Bing Crosby in Rhythm on the Range.
In 1969, Johnny Mercer co-founded the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Johnny Mercer's great grandfather was Confederate General Hugh Weedon Mercer.