It’s An ‘Awful, Beautiful Life’ at the Top for Harley Allen

Posted in News on March 13, 2005
Triple Grammy-winning songwriter Harley Allen was honored with a party at BMI Nashville to celebrate the rise of his latest hit, "Awful, Beautiful Life," to the top of the charts. Co-written with and recorded by DreamWorks artist Darryl Worley, the song appears as the lead cut on Worley's latest self-titled album. Producer Frank Rogers and Allen's publisher Ten Ten Music were also honored for their contributions to the song's success.

(back) Ten Ten Music's Barry and Jewel Coburn, Harley Allen, BMI's Joyce Rice, and (front) Allen's daughters Katie and Maggie.

Other #1 hits penned by Allen include Blake Shelton's "The Baby," Gary Allan's "Tough Little Boys," and John Michael Montgomery's "The Little Girl."

DreamWorks' Bruce Shindler, Barry Coburn Alan Brewer, Jewel Coburn

Frank Rogers and son Manny

Judy Harris, Karen Sturgen, Debbie Zavitson

Robert Lee Castleman, Harley Allen

Harley Allen, BMI's Joyce Rice, CMA's Ed Benson

photos by Beth Gwinn