4.20.15 Photographer Alan Mayor’s Public Memorial
Derek Crownover with Dickinson Wright law firm welcome, Theresa Mayor Smith introduction, Leslie Montgomery lead a short devotion and then spoke on their friendship; Heather Lawrence eulogy. Misty Loggins, Jamie Floyd, Marc-Alan Barnette, Jimbeau Hinson and Leo Adames all contributed wonderful musical tributes.
Celebration of Life Event for Beloved Music Industry Photographer at BMI
Alan Mayor, who passed away February 23, 2015 and was laid to rest with a private ceremony, was celebrated on April 20, 2015 at BMI from 4 -7p.m. with a public memorial.
The renowned photographer had an extensive archive of country music’s elite that cannot be rivaled. He captured images of nearly every country music singer to enter the scene in the past 30 years, both legends and up-and-comers. He worked for music industry news outlet Music Row, contributed photos to multiple books, and established lasting relationships with artists, labels, managers and publicists up and down “The Row.”
Some of his many career highlights include when he captured Paul and Linda McCartney on stage with Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner and his photographs of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's wedding. Mayor took great pride and pleasure in the trusted relationships he built in the music community over the years and none was more substantial than his relationship with Garth Brooks. He was the principal photographer of Brooks’ early career. Mayor collected many of his most historically significant photographs in his 1999 book, The Nashville Family Album: A Country Music Scrapbook, for which Brooks wrote the introduction.
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