Producer Kyle Lehning Honored By Legal Aid Society

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Lehning, Gary Houspian

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Lehning, Gary Houspian

Nashville producer Kyle Lehning received the Bob Sullivan Service Award for his long-standing commitment to connecting Music Row and Legal Aid Society during this yesterday’s (10/29) annual Bob Sullivan Memorial Breakfast. The award honors those who have provided significant assistance to Legal Aid Society in promoting the services provided by the organization.

Lehning, producer for Randy Travis, George Jones, Dan Seals, Restless Heart among others, has assisted the society since 2009.

“Kyle has worked vigorously behind the scenes to connect Nashville’s entertainment industry to the work we’re doing at Legal Aid Society,” said Gary Housepian, Legal Aid Society’s executive director. “He is actually one of the reasons we started this annual breakfast and his efforts continue today. We are grateful to have such a passionate supporter and a true friend to assist us in providing more civil legal assistance to low-income Tennesseans.”

“Bob’s dedication to the work of Legal Aid Society was truly inspiring, and in his memory, I hope we can continue forging stronger ties between Music Row and Legal Aid Society,” said Lehning. “I don’t have a law degree and I never will, but I believe in the work Legal Aid Society does. It fights for justice for every person, but not only that, it fights for hope, and I think that’s something we can all stand behind.”

The award is named for the late Loeb & Loeb entertainment attorney who was a Legal Aid Society board member and long-time supporter of collaboration with Music Row before his untimely death in 2011.

The host committee for the breakfast included Vic Alexander, Jeff Bradford, John Briggs, Ron Cox, Derek Crownover, Kevin Doherty, Tim DuBois, Tiffany Dunn, Peter Erikson, Chris Farren, Richard Green, Daniel Hill, Amy Kurland, Danielle Lares Bouharoun, Kyle Lehning, Sam Lipshie, Mike Milom, Ralph Murphy, Robert K. Oermann, Sherod Robertson, Cathy Sullivan and Tim Warnock.

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is a non-profit law firm that offers free civil legal representation, educational programs and advice, advocating for fairness and justice under the law. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge, and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way.

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Lehning, Patrick Clifford, Fred Mollin

Pictured (L-R): Kyle Lehning, Patrick Clifford, Fred Mollin


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