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Alan Rhody

Award-winning singer/songwriter Alan Rhody has been touring, recording, and writing hundreds of memorable songs, some of which have become huge hits by other artists, for the last three decades. The Louisville, KY native's career actually started in western Canada with network TV and club dates. He settled in Toronto, making his first recordings for London Records in 1973. He and his family relocated to Nashville, TN in the late seventies after learning The Oak Ridge Boys as well as Ronnie Prophet had recorded two of his songs. Rhody’s songs have continued to be covered by a long list of artists, stellar and otherwise, in country, folk, and bluegrass for the last 30 years.

Alan has just produced and released what he calls his best work to date - his brand new CD, "Led by Love" (release date: Oct. 29, 2011). It features New Grass star and world renown musician, Sam Bush and the Steel Drivers' Mike Henderson, along with young hot guitar sensation, Guthrie Trapp. He's added a new touch on certain tracks on this outing as well - high lonesome bluegrass harmonies by Vince Gill harmony vocalist and drummer, Billy Thomas! Alan, a painter and art college graduate, also created the artwork for the cover. This release is sure to thrill his audiences as well as the music media!

His 2008 CD, “Boxcars Of Memories” is also a great example of Alan's simple but punchy production. One critic called "Boxcars" “a seamless mix of grit and softness with engaging lyrics and striking melodies.” And revered music author and journalist, Robert K. Oermann said upon hearing Rhody’s "Journey” (2003, with guests John Prine, the late John Hartford and Maura O'Connell), “For over twenty-five years Alan Rhody has been a wandering minstrel and every lesson he’s learned is ‘in the grooves’ of this remarkable collection.”

Among the many who’ve recorded his songs are The Oak Ridge Boys, Del McCoury, Lorrie Morgan, David Mallett, Ricky Van Shelton, Toby Keith, Tanya Tucker,
Lee Greenwood, George Jones, Murray McLauchlan, The Good Brothers, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Kevin Welch and Kieran Kane.

Alan began playing guitar and learning folk and blues songs for the pure love of it while in art college at The Art Center Association School in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated with a major in painting and is an avid painter today and exhibits whenever possible. His work has also won awards and is in many corporate and private collections including the Nashville Songwriters Assoc., Kentucky Trust Company, Sony ATV Music Publishing, Willie Nelson and Kathy Mattea. Samples of his art work can be found on his website,

Alan's best known songs include the #1 country classic, "I'll Be True To You" (The Oak Ridge Boys), which crossed
into the pop charts as well and has earned a Million-Airplay Award from BMI, along with quadruple platinum
(four million in sales) status. Two more of Alan’s original compositions that launched careers, with heavy airplay and
platinum sales status, include "Trainwreck Of Emotion" (Lorrie Morgan), c/w Jon Vezner, ) and "Wild-Eyed Dream"
(Ricky Van Shelton). His "Christmas To Christmas", c/w Ron Hellard, (Toby Keith/Tanya Tucker/Lee Greenwood)
is now among North America's perennial holiday favorites.

Alan or his music have been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", Sirius XM radio charts, CMT, The Travel Channel, and Country, University and Community stations around the globe.

"He has earned a level of respect and recognition that places him in the vanguard of pioneers of the contemporary roots music movement.”
-Toronto Star

“Rhody carries the resume that would make any fan of solid songwriting sit up and listen. But it’s his
heart-stopping songs and uncluttered playing that will grab you and make you stick around. And fall in love.”
--Performing Songwriter Magazine

"Solid, tough, trim and clear as a bell. He is consistently head and shoulders above the pack."
--Kevin Welch, artist/writer, Dead Reckoner

"You can at once laugh out loud and a few seconds later be put in the most somber of moods."
--American Songwriter