Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

About Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

Felice Bryant (August 7, 1925--April 22, 2003) and Boudleaux Bryant (February 13, 1920--June 25, 1987) were a US wife and husband country music and pop songwriting team best known for songs such as 'Rocky Top,' 'Love Hurts', and numerous Everley Brothers hits including 'All I Have to Do Is Dream' and 'Bye Bye Love'. Boudleaux was born Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant in Shellman, Georgia, and was trained as a classical violinist. He performed with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra during its 1937-38 season, but had more interest in country fiddling and joined Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys, an Atlanta-based western music band. In 1945 he met Matilda Genevieve Scaduto while performing at a hotel in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and they were later married. Felice, as her husband affectionately called her, came from an Italian family of music lovers.

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