Nashville’s first professional songwriters.  The Rocky Top Originals.

Matilda Scaduto became Felice Bryant, wife and songwriting partner of Boudleaux Bryant. The songs that resulted from their partnership shaped the soundtracks of millions of lives.

“Bye Bye, Love.”

“Rocky Top.”

“Country Boy.”

“Wake Up, Little Susie.”

More than 6,000 songs. More than 1,500 recordings, by artists including Eddy Arnold, Count Basie, the Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Jimmy Dickens, Bob Dylan, the Everly Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Joan Jett, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gram Parsons, Simon & Garfunkel, and Sarah Vaughan.


Tennessean: 5 highlights from the Boudleaux and Felice Bryant celebration in Nashville

Matthew Leimkuehler, The TennesseanPublished 11:37 p.m. CT Feb. 13, 2020 | Updated 7:08 a.m. CT Feb. 14, 2020 The season of love needs a soundtrack. And Nashville doesn’t need to listen any further than historic songwriting couple Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. Thursday at the Schermerhorn Center, acclaimed performers in soul, country and Americana teamed with the Nashville …

The Tennessean: First listen: Two unreleased holiday demos from historic songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean  It’s been quite a year for the legacy of Nashville songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. Ken Burns introduced PBS viewers this fall to the the couple — known best as Nashville’s first full-time songwriting team — during his 16-hour documentary epic “Country Music.” As Burns spread their story to nearly 35 million “Country Music” viewers, the …

Boudleaux & Felice Bryant Centennial Celebration: A Diamond Anniversary Love Story in Song

WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY & SPECIAL GUESTS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 07:30 PM | Schermerhorn Symphony Center   GET TICKETS Using a Promo Code? Click the presale button, then immediately enter your promo code to reveal all pricing options. For Boudleaux’s VIP Birthday Bash, choose the $500 box ticket option labeled “VIP – Bryant” (includes: box seat, reception and commemorative …


February 13, 2020

Boudleaux & Felice Bryant Centennial Celebration: A Diamond Anniversary Love Story in Song

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07:30 PM | Schermerhorn Symphony Center   GET TICKETS

Del & Carolyn Smith Bryant, emcees | Nashville Symphony | Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor | Jamey Johnson | Steve Tyrell | Chris Scruggs, steel guitar | The War and Treaty | Members of the UT-Knoxville Pride of the Southland Marching Band

It’s a one-of-a-kind celebration honoring the lifelong love and legacy of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, featuring your Nashville Symphony and a star-studded lineup of guest artists at the Schermerhorn. Emceed by their youngest son Del and his wife Carolyn Smith Bryant, this evening will honor the legendary couple’s most memorable songs, including “Rocky Top,” “Love Hurts,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and many more, along with the world premiere of Boudleaux’s steel guitar showcase Polynesian Suite.

More special guests may be announced


October 11-12, 2019

Boudleaux Bryant Festival in Shellman, Georgia

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Boudleaux Bryant, the legendary songwriter and Country Music Hall of Famer born in Shellman, Georgia, on Fri. night Oct. 11 and Sat. Oct. 12. Live music by Albany’s Bo Henry Band on Friday night, and on Saturday by Matt Rogers Band, Few Miles South, BACK IN THE SADDLE, Lee Pilcher and more, plus a fiddling contest and Georgia Public Broadcasting screenings of highlights from Ken Burn’s Country Music PBS inside the Depot. MORE INFO

September 28, 2019

Country Music Hall of Fame Panel: The Legacy of Boudleaux & Felice Bryant

With Bill C. Malone, Bobbie Malone, Dennis Morgan, & Del Bryant

Stream HERE


September 26, 2019

Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit Opening Celebration

We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux & Felice Bryant

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April 23, 2019


Franklin Theatre

An Evening To Benefit The Heads Up Penny Foundation

This inaugural event brings some of music’s most acclaimed songwriters/entertainers together and is the work of the young and precocious, Tad Bryant, founder of The Heads Up Penny Foundation.