He also remained a prolific songwriter. Characteristically one of his final compositions was titled When I Die, Just Bury Me at Wal-Mart (So My Wife Will Come Visit Me).
Actually rather too much musical talent for a rather weak song.
Reminds me of Lewis Grizzard (and yes, if you haven’t, you want to read some of him). Where the game is to write a country song. Which is to write just the title, from which you now know everything about how the song is going to go.