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."
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|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