August 18, 1938|
North Little Rock, Arkansas
|Occupation(s)||Record producer and songwriter|
|Associated acts||The Vogues, Hal Ketchum, Crystal Gayle|
Reynolds was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and started writing songs during his college years. Reynolds and a friend, Dickey Lee, continued writing after college and soon moved into production and publishing with their own company.
He wrote the 1965 pop hit "Five O'Clock World" for the Vogues. Hal Ketchum later covered this song on his 1991 debut album Past the Point of Rescue, with Reynolds as co-producer alongside Jim Rooney, and became a Top 20 country single for Ketchum the following year. Reynolds's other writing credits include Crystal Gayle's "Wrong Road Again," "Somebody Loves You" and "Ready For the Times to Get Better," Waylon Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams with You" and Don Williams's "I Recall a Gypsy Woman" and "We Should Be Together." His powerful "Don't Let Me Die on Prison Land" was recorded by Sonny James and the Tennessee State Prison Band for a 1977 live album taped at the Tennessee State Prison.
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