Biography

2013 NASHVILLE SONGWRITER HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
2010 CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD “HERE”, “EVERYDAY”, AND “LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING”
2009 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG “I THOUGHT I LOST YOU” BOLT
2007 CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD “BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND”, “MY WISH”, AND “WHAT HURTS THE MOST”
2007 BMI SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
2007 BMI SONG OF THE YEAR “WHAT HURTS THE MOST”
2006 NSAI WRITER OF THE YEAR
2005 NSAI WRITER OF THE YEAR
2003 BMI WRITER OF THE YEAR
2003 NSAI WRITER OF THE YEAR
OVER 80 TOP 10, 5, 2, AND #1 SONGS COMBINED
RECENTLY:
“RAISE EM UP” ON KEITH URBAN’S  ALBUM “FUSE” AND “I HOPE YOU FIND IT” ON CHER’S RECORD “CLOSER TO THE TRUTH” COLT FORD “IT’S ALL” off the #1 Country Album DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

ONE OF BILLBOARD MAGAZINES TOP 5 WRITERS 8 YEARS IN A ROW
OVER 35,000,000 AIRPLAYS ON RADIO AND TELEVISION
OVER 500 SONGS CUT IN AN 8-YEAR PERIOD
BY OVER A 100 ARTISTS
WITH 100 SINGLES RELEASED
OFF MORE THAN 75 GOLD AND PLATINUM RECORDS
WITH OVER 50 MILLION RECORDS SOLD
MORE THAN 50 WRITERS AWARDS
2010 & 2007 CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD (3 NO 1 SONGS IN A YEAR)
2010: “HERE”, “EVERYDAY”, “LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING”
2007: “BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND”, “MY WISH”, AND “WHAT HURTS THE MOST” 2010: “HERE”, “EVERYDAY”, “LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING”
2007: “BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND”, “MY WISH”, AND “WHAT HURTS THE MOST”
3 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AS A WRITER AND AS A MUSICIAN
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG “I THOUGHT I LOST YOU”
1991 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD BAND OF THE YEAR
HONORED IN 2008 BY THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AS A POET AND PROPHET

JUDGE/MENTOR ON SEASON 6 OF NBC’S “NASHVILLE STAR”
STAR OF THE G.A.C. TV REALITY SHOW “THE HITMEN OF MUSIC ROW”

MULTI PLATINUM PRODUCER OF ARTISTS LIKE: MONTGOMERY GENTRY, KEITH ANDERSON, AND JOHN WAITE, WITH 2 NO 1 SONGS AND 6 TOP 10 SONGS. INCLUDING;
“I STILL MISS YOU” KEITH ANDERSON AND “WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT” MONTGOMERY GENTRY.

AND THEN THERE ARE THE SONGS…SONGS THAT HAVE BECOME MODERN DAY CLASSICS FOR A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF COUNTRY FANS!

MY TOWN, SPEED, SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF, HELL YEAH, GONE, CHROME, I’M TRYING, BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND, WHAT HURTS THE MOST, MY WISH, ME AND MY GANG, THESE DAYS, EVERYDAY, THE COWBOY IN ME, WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN, UNBELIEVEABLE, BIG DEAL, SHE’D GIVE ANYTHING, A COWBOYS BORN WITH A BROKEN HEART, THEY DON’T MAKE EM LIKE THAT ANYMORE, EVERYTIME I HEAR YOUR NAME, COULDN’T LAST A MOMENT, HELP SOMEBODY, LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING, INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER…

SONGS THAT HAVE EARNED HIM ACCOLADES FROM ICONS LIKE, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, JIMMY WEBB, AND DAVID FOSTER, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE FANS! AS PART OF THE MUSICAL HISTORY THAT HAS HELPED TO SHAPE NASHVILLE’S CONTINUING MUSICAL GROWTH AND POPULARITY!
A LOVER OF WORDS AND STORIES OF LIFE AND TRADITION. – JEFFREY STEELE