SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
Mary Del Scobey
Pi-Gem/Chess Music, Almo/Irving Music
Mary Del Scobey was born and raised in Brentwood, Tennessee, attended Mercer University and graduated from Peabody College/ Vanderbilt University.
In 1977 she met Tom Collins and he hired her to work part time at Pi-Gem/Chess Music, the publishing company he owned with Charley Pride. After graduation in 1978 she joined full-time. Among the writers she worked with were Kye Fleming, Dennis Morgan, Kent Robbins, Archie Jordan, John Schweers. She was Copyright and Royalty Administrator for Pi-Gem until it was sold to Welk Music Group in 1981. She then joined David Conrad to open the Nashville office of Almo/ Irving Music in 1982. Their writers included many in the NSAI Hall Of Fame today: Mike Reid, Craig Wiseman, Paul Kennerley, Thom Schuyler, Craig Bickhardt, Beth Neilson Chapman, John Anderson, Emmylou Harris, and Don Schiltz to name a few. She was Vice President/ General Manager of the Nashville office of Almo/Irving when it was sold to Universal Music Group in 2000. After a short break from Music Row, she reunited once more with Kye Fleming to work her catalogue as well as helping to develop Catt Gravitt, a writer Kye had signed to her company. She also worked the catalogues Hall of Fame writer Layng Martine, Jr. in addition to several others. In 2004, she permanently retired to work in the garden, golf and travel the world! She is the daughter of the late Kitty Frank and retired entertainment attorney Dick Frank. She is married to Nashville native Stan Scobey.