Kye Fleming

Kye Fleming's songwriting helped define an era of country music through radio-friendly material recorded by Bar
bara Ma
ndrell, Ron
nie Mil
sap, and Syl
via, among many others artists of the 1970s and 1980s. Fleming grew up in a Navy family and toured as a folk artist before turning to professional songwriting. Following a move to Nashville in 1977, she teamed up with songwriter Denn
is Mor
gan for major cuts like Mand
rell's "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," "In Times Like These," "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed" and "Years," as well as Mils
ap's "Smoky Mountain Rain" and "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World." Mor
gan and Fleming also co-wrote Sy
lvia's No. 1 hit, "Nobody," which received an ACM nomination for Song of the Year. Fleming earned multiple Songwriter of the Year distinctions from BMI (1981-1983) and NSAI (1981-1982). She continued to land singles like A
my Gr
ant's "What About the Love," Mich
ael John
son's "Give Me Wings," Wil
lie Ne
lson's "There You Are," Cha
rley Pri
de's "Roll on Mississippi" and Ste
ve Wari
ner's "All Roads Lead to You." She was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009 and participated in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Poets & Prophets series in 2012.