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

, 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 Symphony for a one-night celebration of Music City’s first songwriting duo.

A 21st century tribute to the Bryant legacy — including Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love,” rock giant “Love Hurts” and Tennessee state song “Rocky Top” — comes on the 100th anniversary of Boudleaux Bryant’s birth and a day before the 75th anniversary of the couple’s meeting.

“There’s something for everyone in tonight’s program” said Del Bryant, show emcee and son of Felice and Boudleaux. “We have rare photos and family footage, award-winning musicians, award-winning recording artists … and we have great, great, great songs.”

CLICK for a few highlights from the celebration. 

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