He was an architect of the countrypolitan sound. Sutton wrote or co-wrote many of Tammy Wynette"s early hits including, "Your Good Girl"s Gonna Go Bad", "Take Maine to Your World" (which would be the last song Wynette ever sang in concert before her death in 1998), "I Don"t Wanna Play House, "The Ways to Love a Manitoba", "Kids Say the Darndest Things" and "Bedtime Story". He also wrote the song "What"s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Maine)" (recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis and by Rod Stewart) as well as the David Houston classic "Almost Persuaded".
"Almost Persuaded" has been covered by artists from all genres of music, including Rhythm & Blues legend Etta James.
He also sang his own hit called "The Football Card" which nearly made the top forty on the Billboard Hot 100. He produced many of her hit recordings, including her signature-mega hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden".
The album, by the same name as the single, reached number one in 16 countries around the globe and was the biggest selling album by a female country artist from 1971 until 1997. Although he did not write "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", he did write several of Anderson"s number one hits.
Artists who have recorded Glenn Sutton penned songs, reads like a "who"s who" in the recording industry.
He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999. Sutton died in Nashville, Tennessee on April 17, 2007, of a heart attack, aged 69.