Alex Drew Obituary, Death – A veteran music publisher and son of former US Senator Lamar Alexander and former Tennessee Governor Leslee “Honey” Alexander died on Friday (December 31) after a brief illness. 52. Alexander was born in Washington, DC in 1969, but his family moved shortly to Nashville, Tennessee, where his father started a legal business and a political career. Alexander’s birthplace.
He attended Ensworth School and the University School of Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee, before attending Kenyon College in Ohio for his Bachelor of Arts in Music.
After starting as a receptionist at Curb Records in Nashville in 1994, he became the publishing department’s head, managing personnel and composers. Alexander oversaw the company’s creative and administrative operations, including finances, songwriter signings, contract negotiations, song placement, and catalog acquisition. He became Publishing Vice President in 2010.
He led Curb Music Publishing to 87 ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC performance honors. The corporation also set Billboard Country chart records for the fastest-rising and longest-charting country singles.
After 23 years with Curb Music Publishing, Alexander quit in 2017 but has kept working with the Mike Curb Foundation. He founded Blair Branch Music and volunteered with the Second Harvest Food Bank, Nashville Rescue Mission, Music Health Alliance, and Room at the Inn.
Alexander served on The Recording Academy, Belmont School of Music, Family and Children’s Service, Community Resource Center, Leadership Music, and Tennessee Residence Foundation boards. Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. He joined the Downtown Nashville Rotary Club, Country Music Association, Gospel Music Association, and Academy of Country Music.
Alexander has hosted small groups of songwriters and artists at writing retreats at his family’s Blackberry Farm, Evins Mill in Middle Tennessee, and Bending Lake in Canada. He has hosted songwriters and artists like Lee Brice, Bill Anderson, Kyle Jacobs, Billy Montana, Kelsea Ballerini, and others. These dozens of sessions produced over 1,000 songs, including several hits.
Alexander leaves daughters Lauren Blair Alexander and Helen Victoria Alexander. His parents, Honey and Lamar Alexander, two sisters, Leslee and Kathryn Alexander, his brother, Will Alexander, and seven nieces and nephews survive him. Alexander’s daughters are Lauren Blair and Helen Victoria.