Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas is an accomplished country music songwriter. He describes, “I view myself as a ‘songwriter/singer’ rather than a ‘singer/songwriter’ because I fell in love with the song first…So out of my love for the song comes the singing.”

 

After enjoying a 13-year career in commercial real estate, Douglas emerged in the country music world at the age of 41 following the success of his first co-written single. “Little Rock,” recorded by Collin Raye, reached #1, earned a nomination for CMA Song of the Year and won the Million-Air award from BMI for receiving one million spins on country radio. Since then, Douglas has written numerous number one hits, including: “I Run to You” (Lady A), “Southern Voice” (Tim McGraw) and “The House That Built Me” (Miranda Lambert). The Grammy Award-winning song “The House That Built Me” remained at number one on the Billboard charts for four weeks and earned ACM’s first ever “Song of the Decade” award.

 

Douglas has written countless well-received songs for a wide range of country artists including: John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, LOCASH, Carrie Underwood, Parmalee, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, Drake White, George Strait, Luke Bryan and Brett Eldredge among others. In 2011, Douglas’s song, “Coming Home” received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for music (Original Song). In 2014, Douglas was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, subsequently receiving a Grammy Nomination for his song “Meanwhile Back at Mamma’s” recorded by Abby Anderson and “Drunk Girl” recorded by Chris Janson, the latter of which received the 2018 MusicRow Award for Song of the Year. He also penned the song “Dear Hate” recorded by Maren Morris and Vince Gill, earning the Grammy nomination for the 2019 Country Song of the Year. Douglas is currently signed to Sony ATV Music Publishing and lives in Nashville with his wife, Katie.

 

#1 Songs:
“The Gift” by Jim Brickman (ft. Collin Raye and Susan Ashton)
“Grown Men Don’t Cry” by Tim McGraw
“I Run to You” By Lady A
“Southern Voice” by Tim McGraw
“The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” by Tim McGraw
“Raise ‘Em Up” by Keith Urban and Eric Church

 

Grammy Awards:
2009 – Nominated – “I Run to You” by Lady A – Country Song of the Year
2010 – Nominated – “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert – Country Song of the Year
2010 – Nominated – “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert – Song of the Year
2014 – Nominated – “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” by Tim McGraw – Country Song of the Year
2018 – Nominated – “Dear Hate” by Maren Morris (ft. Vince Gill) – Country Song of the Year

 

CMA Awards:
1994 – Nominated – “Little Rock” by Collin Raye – Song of the Year
2010 – WON – “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert – Song of the Year
2018 – Nominated – “Drunk Girl” by Chris Janson – Song of the Year

 

ACM Awards:
2010 – WON – “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert – Song of the Year
2015 – Nominated – “Raise ‘Em Up” by Keith Urban and Eric Church
2019 – WON – “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert – Song of the Decade

 

Academy Awards:
2011 – Nominated – “Coming Home” by Gwyneth Paltrow – Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song (Country Strong)

 

Golden Globe Awards:
2011 – Nominated – “Coming Home” by Gwyneth Paltrow – Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Country Strong)

 

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame:
2014 – Inducted

 

Other Hit Radio Singles:
“Little Rock” by Collin Raye – #2
“Hello World” by Lady A – #6
“Love’s the Only House” by Martina McBride – #3
“God’s Will” by Martina McBride – #16
“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw – #3
“Let It Go” by Tim McGraw – #2
“I Got a Car” by George Strait – #17
“Love Remains” by Collin Raye – #12
“Another Nine Minutes” by Yankee Grey – #15
“Livin’ the Dream” by Drake White – #12
“Love Me Anyway” by Pink (ft. Chris Stapleton) – #20
“Drunk Girl” by Chris Janson – #7

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