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Red Lane

red laneRed Lane has been composing bluesy, deeply personal country classics for over four decades, penning hits for Eddy Arnold, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty and FaronYoung. Throughout the 1970s and ’80s Lane wrote classics such as “’Til I Get It Right” (Tammy Wynette), “The World Needs a Melody” (The Carter Family with Johnny Cash), “Miss Emily’s Picture” (John Conlee) and “New Looks from an Old Lover” (B.J. Thomas). Lane also collaborated with Dottie West (“Country Girl”) and Merle Haggard (“My Own Kind of Hat”). More recently, his songs have been recorded by George Strait (“Tell Me Something Bad about Tulsa”) and Lee Ann Womack (“He’ll Be Back”). Won 8 BMI performance awards and received a BMI One Million Performance Award for "New Looks From An Old Lover" Red Lane is also a highly regarded session guitarist who has contributed to classic recordings by Bobby Bare, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Cash, Haggard, Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Keith Whitley and many more. 

Sadly, we lost Red on July 21, 2015. I had the privilege to spend time with Red and Hank on several occasions. Rest in peace our friend!