Music Row Luminaries Turn Out For Cox

Former disc jockey and TV host Ralph Emery and Garth Brooks’ producer, Allen Reynolds, were among the prominent music industry figures who turned out May 28 to support the Congressional candidacy of Adam Cox. The rally was held at Reynolds’ recording studio on Music Row. A doctoral student in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University, Cox is running for the fifth district seat being vacated by Rep. Bob Clements. He is the son of Nashville journalist Patsi Bale Cox, who co-authored bestselling autobiographies for Emery, Tanya Tucker and, most recently, Loretta Lynn. His sister, Tracy Cox Nath, is manager of the artist & repertoire department at Capitol Records. In brief remarks to the approximately 50 people in attendance, Cox said his platform included protecting intellectual property rights, providing better access to post-secondary education, establishing primary health care programs for children and eradicating health care disparities for minorities. Noting that “songs are a major part of this district’s economy,” Cox promised he would appoint a “music specialist” to his staff if he wins the election. Following Cox’s remarks, singers James Talley, Benita Hill, Joe Sun and Leigh Robbins entertained the crowd. 06/04/02