“Treat Her Right” Singer Roy Head’s Death was Confirmed at 79

2 min readSep 21, 2020


The country music legend Roy Head, singer of the “Treat Her Right,” goes into the arms of the Lord at 79. Roy Head’s death was confirmed this morning.

Roy Head’s death was confirmed this morning.

Roy was the father of country music’s Sundance Head, who passed away in his wife’s arms. He underwent surgery to over a ruptured aorta in 2016; he called it a miracle when recovered.

Sundance Head is his beloved son, who is also a music legend. Sundance confirmed the news on social media.

“I take what he says and divide by two,” singer Sundance Head, once said. “Then maybe something’s right with it.”

Head was a treasure of old ’60s rock and soul and ’70s country music. He was distinguished on the oldies circuit and a legend to Houston.

San Marcos musical member Roy Head’s death

Roy Kent Head died in peace reportedly. He was born on January 9, 1941, in Three Rivers, Texas, and passed away on September 21, 2020.

He scored “ Treat Her Right “ pop hit in 1965 to adding to his achievements in the country music genre.

Son, Sundance

His boy, 41-year-old Sundance Head, also a legendary singer is known for winning The Voice in 2016. He was a member of Blake Shelton’s team. Later in 2019, Sundance released an album called; “Stained Glass and Neon” as part of Dean Dillon’s Wildcatter Records.

Jason “Sundance” Head grew prominent in his own right during Season 6 of “American Idol,” after which he signed a recording contract with Universal Motown Records.

“Come to Me” track was the highest-ranked of his four Top 40 country hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. His cover song of Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s the Night” moved to №28 on the HCS chart in Sept. 1978.

He found a way through stardom and his music group “Roy Head and the Traits” in 1965. He also had 31 other songs that were on the country-western list between the years 1965 and 1982.

He continued singing country hits although never came back to the same star status he had become in the ’60s. “I spent a lot of time-fighting myself,” he said.

Roy’s Head is survived by his wife and son. He was in the music industry for over 60 years.

His albums;

1965; “Roy Head and the Traits” and “Treat Me Right”
“Same People,” 1970
“Dismal Prisoner,” 1972
1976; “Head First” and “A Head of His Time”
“Tonight’s the Night,” 1978
“In Our Room,” 1979
“The Many Sides of Roy Head,” 1980
“Living For A Song,” 1985

Originally published at https://usdaynews.com on September 21, 2020.




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