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Butler - Two time Grammy winning Producer
"I'm truly at home at Lucky K studio
here in Pensacola."
Larry had recorded five of his own CD's and recorded
and produced many of his clients here at LuckyK's.
Larry Butler (March 26, 1942 – January 20, 2012) was
a country music producer/songwriter. From the mid-1970s
through the 1980s, he worked with Kenny Rogers. Many of his albums
Rogers went either gold or platinum and accumulated many millions of sales
around the world. These albums include Kenny Rogers (1976), The
(1978), Gideon (1980) and I Prefer The Moonlight (1987). Rogers and Butler
maintained a friendship outside of show business.
Butler also produced Rogers'
1993 album If Only My Heart Had A Voice. He
also participated in Rogers
2006 retrospective DVD The Journey.
Moving to Memphis in the late 1960s,
Butler hooked-up with Chips Moman. Butler played
keyboards in the rock group Ronny and the
Daytonas, who had a hit song with "GTO". Later, as a member of The
Gentrys, they hit the pop charts with "Keep on
Dancing" and "Every Day I
Have to Cry Some". During that same perid, Butler co-wrote the
Poppies hit single "Lullaby Of Love". He was signed as a solo artist and
served as Bobby Goldsboro's pianist and music director.
Butler returned to Nashville to join Capitol Records as an
in-house producer. The first single he produced, "Seven Lonely Days", became a
Billboard Top-20 Country single for Jean Shepard in 1969.
Moving on to CBS Records at the urging of
legendary producer Billy Sherrill, Butler
worked closely with Johnny Cash producing some of "the man in black"'s biggest
hits. So successful was the partnership that Butler became Cash's producer,
pianist, musical director and studio manager.
In 1973 Butler made one of his most significant career moves by
joining United Artists Records as head of the label's Nashville division. His
leadership and vision brought in such acts as Kenny Rogers, Crystal
Gayle, Dottie West and The
Kendalls and established the label as one of the most successful and
respected in Nashville.
Butler teamed again with Chips Moman and penned the number 1 hit
"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song". Topping the
charts for both Pop and Country, the song became one of B. J. Thomas' greatest
career hits. It was a BMI 3 million performance song and earned Butler a Grammy
for Song of the Year.
Eventually Butler left UA and started his own independent
company, Larry Butler Productions. His acts included
Unquestionably, Butler's biggest success was producing Kenny
Rogers. Their studio collaboration yielded many of Kenny's greatest hits
- "Lucille" (1977)
- "Love Or Something Like It" (1978)
- "The Gambler" (1978)
- "She Believes In Me" (1979)
- "You Decorated My Life" (1979)
- "Coward Of The County" (1979)
Butler was also behind teaming Kenny and Dottie West to record
the duets "Everytime Two Fools Collide" and "'Til I Make It On My Own". Butler
also worked with Kenny and Kim Carnes on their smash hit "Don't Fall
in Love with a Dreamer".
1980 brought Butler to the spotlight again with his Grammy for
Producer of the Year and solidified his reputation as a hit maker. Tammy Wynette
cut Butler's "Only The Strong Will Survive" while Billie Joe Spears cut "
Standing Tall" which was also released by Lorrie Morgan in 1996.
Butler writing credits include songs for Tree, United Artists music, April
Blackwood, Great Cumberland, EMI and, most recently, his own Larry Butler
1984 was the year Butler formed his music company, Larry Butler
Music Group, Inc. He signed writers Mickey Newbury, Dean
Dillon and Julie Didier. CBS Songs administered his catalog. Butler's new
group quickly produced a string of hits for George Strait including "The Chair",
"Ocean Front Property" and "It Aint Cool". LBMG produced songs for Keith
Whitley, Eddy Raven, Kenny Rogers, Vern
Gosdin, and Butler wrote "Wonder What You'll Do When I'm Gone" for Waylon Jennings, putting
the company on the map. During a period of two years LBMG produced eight Top Ten
cuts and numerous Top Forty chart records.
Butler died in his sleep in
Pensacola, Florida on January 20, 2012. Before passing away he collaborated with
Goodenough to write a book entitled "Just For the Record." It contains many
of Butler's humorous anecdotes from the music industry and a plethora of advice
for those aspiring to succeed in the various aspects of the music business, as
well as life in general. It includes contributions from many of the top people
in the music business, along with a foreword by Kenny Rogers. The book was
published in November 2012.
Lucky the people who work with you are the ones
"Lucky", You are a good man and you make good
Butler - Memories
Produced by: Lucky Kelson
Butler is the first and only Nashville Producer to win the coveted
Grammy Award for Producer of the year. He won this prestigious
award in competition with elite Producers like Quincy Jones and
others from all genre's of music. Larry has recorded five of his own Piano CD's and many demo's of songs he has written with LuckyK Recording Studio. "In loving memory you will be missed".
Will was sixteen years old performing with the Pensacola Childrens Chorus December 2003, I happen to dropped in to catch a performance and shortly there after made a call to Larry Butler who was at the time recording one of his own CD's at LuckyK, I ask would he go and check out Will Hedgecocks performance. Shortly after, Larry, Will and myself headed to Nashville to recorded his first CD called "Will Hedgecock Sings Roy Orbison". Larry called in top session players he personaly knew to record on his new CD.
In August 6, 2005 Will performed his first sold out concert in Pensacola, Florida spearheaded by Larry Butler, Kipling Records and LuckyK to raise money for the Rebuild Northwest Florida after the damage left by Hurricane Ivan. This concert was recorded, mixed and edited by LuckyK and was released on DVD.
Hedgecocks new single release "I Don't Know" is playing on many adult contemperary stations. Hedgecock, in summer of 2007 spent three weeks in Nashville at The Tracking Room Recording Studio with Larry Butler Producing his new 18 song CD "Reflections" under (Kipling/Aspirion
Will's new concert was filmed in H-D for PBS TV September 19th, 2009 at the Saenger Theater Pensacola, Fl. First showing on the local Pensacola, Florida WSRE-PBS went so well, PBS has excepted the concert and will be playing on many PBS stations accross the United States of America. Produced by Lucky Kelson, Filmed and edited by Barns/West Productions, recorded and mixed by Billy Sherrill.
Mike Diamond - Old School Back In Session
Produced By: Lucky Kelson & Mike Diamond
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by: Lucky Kelson
Diamond, a well known song writer in Pensacola, has just finished his new CD of original style old country music that will have you tapping your foot. Diamond is one of Merle Haggard's true faithful fans because of Haggards style of songwriting and heart felt country music. Some of Pensacola's finest musicians are featured on Diamonds tracks. True country fans you are sure to enjoy his CD. as in the audience& Mike diamond
John Nanni- Life's Windows Nashville,TN
Ten of the fifteen rhythm tracks on LIFE'S WINDOWS were recorded in beautiful Pensacola Florida at LuckyK Recording Studio. The others were recorded at Henry Beckett's Transcendent Audio in Nashville. Overdubs have been completed at Nanni's Three Creeks Studio in Franklin, TN.
The performers include some of Nashville's and Pensacola's finest musicians, along with John Nanni on lead vocals and guitars. Key musicians include: Bob Hatter (Keith Anderson Band) on guitars; Mike Wheeler (Wildwood) on bass; Henry Beckett on grand piano and keyboards; Peter Young (Loretta Lynn/Chely Wright) on drums and percussion; Lucky Kelson on Hammond B3 organ. Also, the project features: Nashville Star's Jamey Garner on smooth harmonica (Hear Jamey on Buddy Jewell's Sweet Southern Comfort); special guest star, NYC-based Lance Doss (John Cale band) as cowriter and guitarist; John Foster (Steve Holy Band & Beach Boys) on guitars. Gary Talley (The Boxtops' original and current lead guitarist). A high-profile horn section is featured including Jimmy Bowland (Sax), Michael Fair (Trumpet) and Roy Agee (Trombone). The lovely and amazing Jonell Mosser made a background vocal appearance on three of the cuts.
Larry The Cable Guy
While on tour in Pensacola stopped by to do a little recording:
Thanks again to all my fans in Pensacola and now that the movie and vacation is over I'll keep my web page updated more often. As far as the regular fall tour schedule goes, it's pretty much set so be sure and check the dates to see if I'm rolling back your way. I'm hitting some new places and some old favorites as well.
LuckyK is one of the nicest studios I've recorded at. (Git-R-Done Lucky)
Cade - Reformed Innocent
Produced by: Lucky Kelson & Nathan Cade
Now living and working in sunny California.
Seering - Seering Sings Sinatra
Produced by: Lucky Kelson & David Seering
Seering, a popular and gifted entertainer, has accumulated an
impressive list of recording, performances, and accolades during
his career. A natural musician who has been performing professionally
virtually all of his life. David began playing the piano without
lessons at the ripe old age of three and had developed a style
and technique that was uniquely his own by the time he was five. Lucky
K Studios is pleased to work with David Seering who is privileged
enough to be one of a very few to be allowed to use the "Sinatra" name
on an album. Tony Bennet also holds this honor. To
be able to record a perspective album on Frank Sinatra is certainly
a dream come true. With this selection of Sinatra Songs, you will enjoy some of his biggest hits.
Produced by: Larry Butler
Engineering, Mixed and Mastered By Lucky Kelson
love of traditional Celtic music, American old time fiddle music
from Appalachia and lively contra-dance tunes led to the formation
of Sweet Prospect. The band plays a varied repertoire that includes
jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes, and slow airs, as well as American
folk tunes. Two hammered dulcimers and guitar are played along
with other instrumentation. Although the hammered dulcimer
arrived in Scotland and Ireland in the 18th century from England,
its association with Celtic music seems recent because of the
American Folk Tradition inFLuence.
Music: Allen Pote
Words: Tom Long
Performance: Pensacola Children's Chorus
Produced: Lucky Kelson
Allen Pote and Tom Long's new musical for young voices tells the story of
Esther with its powerful message that the smallest person acting bravely
can make an enormous difference, and that God has placed us where we are
for a reason. This 45-minute program is filled with humor, pathos and inspiring
music. A minimum of costumes, props and scenery are required. Mark Kellner's
upbeat, contemporary sounding accompaniment track is sure to delight young
performers and audiences alike. Life of the Party and Chimes in the Night were also recorded at LuckyK and are in the top six selling musicals at Hope Publishing Company.
from Other Mothers
engineered and mixed by: Lucky Kelson
in the spring of 1999, the rhythm-driven music of Brothers from
Other Mothers begins with a blend of mellow, tasty rhythms, and
builds into funky hip-shaking R&B. Their unique sound has
undercurrents of soul, funk, R&B, rock and a touch of jazz
thrown in for good measure. The band performs as a cohesive unit,
placing the sounds and moods of their music at top priority,
and leaving plenty of room for fun. Music that strokes the funky
engineered and mixed by: Lucky Kelson
for the ride is being played in Houston, TX. Several local musicians
played on this CD. Anthony Michael artist and writer of
This CD is available locally in Sam Goodie's at Cordova Mall.
Tim Veazey after recording two CD's of his own material has gone back to Nashville to live
and perform his music for music fans to enjoy.
Howard - Bless These Hands.
This inspirational album steered by LuckyK and
Produced by Larry Butler offers an incredible legacy to Terrie's children
and inspiration to us all. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to
order a CD. Terrie's second CD ( A Soft Place To Fall ) a master piece of her writing talent is ready for all to enjoy.
Madison Avenue - Produced By Larry Butler
Engineered By Lucky Kelson
Music has always played a huge role in my life. As a little girl from a small, North Alabama town, classic country and southern gospel music filled our home like the smell of biscuits baking. Though I was constantly influenced by music throughout my childhood, I had no idea I could sing until participating in my high school chorus. I've been singing ever since! Thank you Larry and Lucky for making my dream come true.
Produced By: Schwayne Bradley & Lucky Kelson.
Live recording with additional tracks added in the studio for an incredible praise and worship experience.
Contact info: Swan Records 206-2a Halsey St.
Brewton, AL 36426 334-809-2844
Produced By: Herman Crosby
Gospel at it's best...
Marcia Johnston - Visions of the Past
Produced By Lucky Kelson
Music written by Lucky Kelson and Marcia Johnston.
The songs are an echo of the past. Songs of the peoples telling us how the Great Spirit would have us live. A journey of triumphs and hardships of the Native American Indian. Songs with very emotional flute melodies and with voice narrations that will move your spirit and touch your heart. Marcia came to LuckyK and said, "she was laughed at about her vision to record a CD of this type". No one is laughing at her anymore, her vision was real and now can be enjoyed by everyone.
us that will move you
Darren J. Trio
Darren J formed the The Darren J. Trio in 2006. Homebased in Pensacola Florida, the the group was best described as a hard working traveling band that played all through Northwest Florida averaging more than 100 shows a year. New CD soon to be recorded .
The New Canadian River Four : Where We Will Never Grow Old
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Just To Name A Few
Session Musicians Available
Swivill, Navarre, FL.
Roy Jones Jr.
Mellisa J. Tanner
Key Ford, Inc. Pensacola, FL
Lena M. Crawley
Fry Comm Vidio
Wade T. Gillis
Kenneth M. Troutman
Darren J. Fallas
Waylen Hockemier, Washington St.
Brothers from Other Mothers
Tina Marie Wenders
Jay Brown, Nashville, TN
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Main Street Band
Amy Pauline Gaither
United Way of Escambia County, Fl.
Sacred Heart Hospital
Mr. Big Party Band
Ted Scallan Band
Ed & Rosie Butler
Hanan & Howard Ready
Tammie Lee Carry
Jim Roark lll
Kellie Cooper Malone
Larry & Linda Barker
Bear With Me-trio
Ellen W. Vinson
Bobby van Deusen
Zodiak USA, Beverly Hills, Ca
Thank all of you for your support......
KJ Kelson III
Bell Tones-Foley, AL.
Bay Tones- Foley, AL.
Schwayne Bradley, Brewton, AL
Sweet Prospect Celtic Band
Adiel Elgi, Israel
Phil Jones, Australia
Sara Norby, Daytona, FL
Nathan Wise, Pennsylvania
Matt Bartoli, Mobile, AL
John Nanni, Nashville
Darren Long- Nashville
Jennifer Del Gallo
Pensacola Children's Chorus
David Seering, Destin, FL
Local Cheerleading Groups
Southern Tone Gospel Singers
The Fantastic Singing Echo's
Badluck Star, Birmingham, Al.
The Legend Band
Darryl "LaCurtis" Smith
The High Horse Band
Larry The Cable Guy
Darren J. Trio
The Gills Band
Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church
Said Simple Group
Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria
Dusty Bones Band
Escambia County State Attorney Office
Escambia County Sheriff's Department
Liars & Listeners
Libby Kephart Hargrave
Skin Wiggin Band
Success It's Up To Me
Whyte Caps Band
Larry T Wilson
Bring On The Benjamins
Jason Abel Band
McKenzie Kaylyn Fleming
Beverly Jo Scott
Heidi Harris Branch
Music Mill Entertainment
Time Travelers Band