RECORDING ACADEMY™ STATEMENT RE: KENNY O’DELL
MARCH 30, 2018
GRAMMY® winner Kenny O’Dell was a renowned songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for musicians’ rights. He was a force in the country music field, best known for having penned hit tracks for artists including Charlie Rich, the Judds, and Kenny Rogers, among others. He earned three GRAMMY nominations for his songs: “Mama He’s Crazy” (recorded by the Judds) and the Charlie Rich-sung “Behind Closed Doors,” which won the GRAMMY for Best Country Song for 1973 and also earned a Song Of The Year nod. Kenny leaves a lasting legacy as a proponent for songwriters and dedicated member of the Nashville music community. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and collaborators during this difficult time.
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