In Pictures: Memorial Service For Photographer Alan Mayor

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood with Alan Mayor’s sister, Theresa Smith.

Photos by Bev Moser, Moments By Moser

The life of music photographer Alan Mayor was celebrated last night (April 20) during a memorial service at BMI, co-hosted by BMI and Dickinson Wright. Misty Loggins and friends performed and loved ones spoke to the crowd, while a carousel of photos displayed in the background.

Mayor passed away February 23, 2015 and was laid to rest during a private ceremony.

Over the past 30 years, the renowned photographer accumulated an unrivaled archive of country music’s elite. Some of his career highlights include capturing Paul and Linda McCartney on stage with Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, and photographing the wedding of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He was the principal photographer of Garth Brooks’ early career, and the two developed a strong friendship. Mayor was the longtime photographer for MusicRow magazine and released the 1999 book, The Nashville Family Album: A Country Music Scrapbook.

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Heather Lawrence remembers Alan Mayor fondly.

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(L-R): Marc-Alan Barnette and Jimbeau Hinson perform.

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Misty Loggins performs.

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Unique bookmarks were handed out at the service.

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