Poets and Prophets feat. Kye Fleming

When: Sat., July 28, 1:30 p.m. 2012

Kye Fleming, you may have noticed, is one of the few women in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Throughout the ’80s and into the ’90s, the Arkansas native was one of the most successful songsmiths in town. In recent years she’s branched out into other ventures, including managing the young coed country trio Eden’s Edge. One of her most notable accomplishments as a writer — often achieved in collaboration with Dennis Morgan — was delivering songs that didn’t only lean toward traditional country or toward pop, but blended both sensibilities without diluting either. That sort of thing was perfect for early ’80s behemoths like Barbara Mandrell (“I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”), Ronnie Milsap (“Smoky Mountain Rain”) and the duo of Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius (“Morning Comes Too Early”).

Jewly Hight

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