« Back to Collection
Download PDF

Alan L. Mayor Collection

Agency History/Biographical Sketch

Alan Leslie Mayor was born in Clarksville, Tennessee on August 21, 1949.  Alan began photographing professionally in the mid-1980s until his heath declined in 2013.  Mayor was a well known music row photo journalist of Nashville, TN. He worked with many up and coming artist as well as generations of stars in the music industry.  Mayor documented countless number one parties, Fan Fair (now known as CMA Fest), industry award ceremonies and other industry events and personnel. In his free time Alan was an avid fisherman and enjoyed time with friends and family. Alan Mayor passed away on February 22, 2015 from stroke related complications. 

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of 159 linear feet of photographic materials documenting Nashville and the music industry from about 1970 to 2013. The collection includes photographic prints, negatives, slides, digital photographic files, datebooks, press passes, and other various manuscript material.


Country music -- 2001-2010, Country music -- 1981-1990, Country music -- 1991-2000, Country music -- 1971-1980, Country music--Pictorial works., Fan Fair, Country Music Association (U.S.) , CMA Fest, Country Radio Seminar , Country music festivals

Associated Files

facebookinstagramtwitterspotifyYouTube Logo

newsletter button
CPM Store Button


Hedrick Collection Link

American Vernacular Music Manuscripts

Kenneth S. Goldstein

My Homeland Tennessee

Charles K. Wolfe

Sam T Lucas



MTSU Box 41
1301 E. Main Street
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Room 140
Bragg Media & Entertainment Bldg.

CME Logo

CPM logo