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Thu March 5, 2009
Music producer from Cairo, Ill. visits Murray State
By Kate Lochte
Cairo, IL – Cairo, Illinois native Kyle Lehning recently visited Chris Palmer's Music Industry Marketing class at Murray State. In 1976 England Dan and John Ford Coley's "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight," was Lehning's first hit as a producer. Since then he's been working on hit records with many artists, including an 18 year association with Randy Travis which yielded the number one hit of 2003 "Three Wooden Crosses" from the Grammy winning album, "Rise and Shine." Lehning spoke with Kate Lochte before class.
Chuck Berry is just one of a pantheon of recording artists with whom Kyle Lehning has worked. Lehning was a band member of The Counts, The Roadrunners and The Mods at Cairo High School, in the mid to late sixties when music took him to Nashville and the substantial music career which continues to this day, including multiple Grammys, Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards and Dove awards.