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Country songwriter and recording artist Nat Stuckey originally worked as a DJ before forming his first country band in the late '50s and becoming a regular on the Louisiana Hayride show. It was during this time that he was signed to the Paula label out of Shreveport, LA, and scored a minor hit with 1966's "Sweet Thang." His next hit came as a songwriter, however, when Buck Owens recorded "Waitin' in the Welfare Line." Stuckey profited from the publishing royalties, and followed up with another big hit, writing "Pop a Top" as recorded by Jim Ed Brown. He recorded a few other hits such as 1968's "Plastic Saddle" and "Sweet Thang and Cisco," but he became known more as a songwriter than a performer in his own right. Stuckey later worked in commercials. ~ Steve Kurutz