Del Bryant is the President and CEO emeritus of BMI. He is also the son of legendary songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who are considered the first professional songwriters in Nashville. Together, his parents sold over half a billion records and wrote hits for artists like The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Buddy Holly. Today, Del is one of the most respected and influential leaders in the music industry, and spends a lot of his time focusing on preserving his parents legacy. There are few people as closely tied to the foundation of Music City as Del.