Library Rock's Backpages

Buddy Killen, 1932-2006: Nashville record man and music publisher

John Broven, Now Dig This, December 2006

BUDDY KILLEN, the highly successful Nashville music publisher, songwriter and record man, died of liver and pancreatic cancer on November 1, 2006 at age 73.  On the record front, he headed the Dial label and was responsible for reviving the flagging career of R&B/soul artist Joe Tex in the 1960s. Killen also had close affiliations with country music and rock 'n' roll.

Total word count of piece: 494


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.