Bobby Russell (19 April 1940, Nashville, Tennessee — 19 November 1992) was an American singer and songwriter. Between 1966 and 1973, he charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the crossover pop hit "Saturday Morning Confusion." Russell was also married to singer and actress Vicki Lawrence from 1972 to 1974.
Russell wrote many hits over quite a few genres, the most notable being "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", his critique of country justice (a #1 hit for his then-wife Vicki Lawrence, to whom he was married from 1972 to 1974); "Used To Be" (from the 1970 film The Grasshopper); and "Little Green Apples", which won him a Song of the Year Grammy Award in 1968 from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He wrote the song "Honey", which was a hit for Bobby Goldsboro in 1968, spending five weeks at the top of the Billboard Pop Singles Chart.