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Wrote more than 6000 songs including  "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Suzie"


A legendary husband-and-wife songwriting team, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote some of the most renowned songs in the history of rock n’ roll and country music. In Nashville, they are considered an institution.

Together, they likely contributed more successful songs to Nashville's music scene than any other songwriting team. Their prolific output includes more than 6,000 songs and more than 1,000 recordings. In the pop world, Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Johnnie Ray, Frankie Laine, Tony Bennett, Al Martino, The Grateful Dead, Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine, Della Reese, Simon and Garfunkel, Dean Martin, Dinah Shore, Percy Faith, Al Hirt, Rosemary Clooney, Roy Orbison, and Herb Alpert are indebted to the Bryants for successful records.

Boudleaux met Felice in Milwaukee. Although she had no musical training, she and her entire family sang and played instruments by ear. In her quiet hours, she also wrote song lyrics. It was only after their marriage in 1945 that they combined their gifts and began writing songs that took the musical world by storm.

Perhaps the Bryants' most famous affiliation has been with two brothers from Kentucky whose talents assimilated the best of southern music: The Everly Brothers. Their first great hit was "Bye, Bye Love," followed by "Wake Up Little Susie." The Bryants co-wrote most of the Everly Brothers' big hits: "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Take A Message to Mary," and "Devoted to You." They also wrote "Raining in My Heart," recorded by Buddy Holly, and the infectious “Rocky Top," which was adopted as a Tennessee state song in 1982.

In 1987, Boudleaux died at the age of 67 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.…

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Discography Highlights

ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM Boudleaux Bryant
House of Bryant Publications

WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant
House of Bryant Publications

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