from Louisiana who started out performing at venues throughout the American
Southeast with a variety of bands, including Swampfox. He made the great egress to L.A.
when he was twenty-one years of age and eventually wound up in Nashville,
where he fashioned a career for himself as a country and western
Some of the
songs he has had a hand in writing include “Only Game in Town”,
released by America in 1979; “Christmas Rock” for Toby Keith,
from the CD, Christmas to Christmas;
“That’s the Thing About a Memory”, which was recorded by
Tracy Byrd; and, the title track from Conway Twitty’s
1983 album, Lost in the Feeling,
which featured Ricky Skaggs on background vocals and went to #2 on the
and groups who have recorded his songs include: Susie Allanson,
The Association, Bobby Bare, Shirley Bassey, The
Carpenters, Mark Chesnutt, Mark Collie, The Forester Sisters, Jim Horn, David
Houston, Charlie McClain, Ronnie Milsap, Michael
Martin Murphy, The Neville Brothers, Helen Reddy, Kenny Rogers, Seals &
Crofts, Ricky Van Shelton, B.J. Thomas, Pam Tillis,
Tanya Tucker, and Gene Watson.
efforts, he has received a President’s award and a song award from The
Nashville Songwriters Association International and several awards from BMI,
including Songwriter of the Year.
administrative capacity, he worked as an Artist and Repertory consultant at
MCA Records Nashville for several years, was instrumental in helping launch
Chrysalis Music Group, Inc., and was on the NSAI board for nearly a decade,
championing the cause of composers’ rights.
information on this prolific songwriter, please see his website, listed