Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Country Songwriter Kye Fleming

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July 28, 2012 - After moving to Nashville in 1977, Arkansas native Kye Fleming wrote numerous #1s including Ronnie Milsap’s “Smoky Mountain Rain” and “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” Sylvia’s “Nobody,” Steve Wariner’s “All Roads Lead to You,” and Michael Johnson’s “Give Me Wings.” Fleming supplied Barbara Mandrell with the chart-toppers “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed,” “ Years,” “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” and many other hits. Fleming is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a three-time BMI Country Songwriter of the Year recipient. “Kye Fleming is a rarity, a bridge between traditional and modern country music and a creative force who helped expand Nashville’s reach,” said BMI President and CEO Del Bryant. Fleming also has achieved success as a song publisher, and has mentored and developed young hit songwriters and artists. This interview and performance is illustrated with vintage photos, film footage, and recordings.


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