Larry Gottlieb

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Larry Gottlieb
Birth name Lawrence Bennett Gottlieb
Born (1951-06-09) June 9, 1951 (age 63)
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York
Origin Port Washington, New York, USA
Genres Country, rhythm and blues, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 1973–present

Lawrence Bennett "Larry" Gottlieb (born in 1951 in Jackson Heights, New York) is an American songwriter. Though he is mainly a country music songwriter, he has also written songs for various other music genres.

Gottlieb has penned songs for Trisha Yearwood, Kim Richey and Kevin Montgomery, as well as penning "Dancin' in the Ruins" with Jason Scanlon. The song came to BÖC through the publisher, and was recorded for "Club Ninja."[1] Gottlieb has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: one in 1982 for Best R&B Song, with his song, "When She Was My Girl", performed by the Four Tops, and the other in 1997 for Best Country Song, with his song, "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)", performed by Trisha Yearwood.

Major songwriting contributions[edit]

Year Artist Song Album Collaborator
1981 Four Tops "When She Was My Girl" Tonight! Marc Blatte
1982 Rachel Sweet "Voo Doo" & Then He Kissed Me: Blame It on Love
1986 Marie Osmond "Read My Lips" There's No Stopping Your Heart
Kenny Rogers & Nickie Ryder "The Pride is Back" Through The Years: A Retrospective Marc Blatte & Alan Monde
Blue Öyster Cult "Dancin' in the Ruins" Club Ninja Jason Scanlon
Joe Cerisano "Hands Across America" Marc Blatte & John Carney
1992 Four Tops "Sad Hearts" When She Was My Girl Marc Blatte
Pirates of the Mississippi "Till I'm Holding You Again" Walk the Plank Bill McCorvey & Rich Alves
1993 Kevin Montgomery "Red-Blooded American Boy" Fear Nothing
"Everybody's Girl"
"Code of Honor"
"I Won't Close My Eyes"
"Which Way Is It Gonna Be"
"I Want You"
"Fear Nothing"
"Softer Years"
"Don't Make Me Hate the Things I Love"
1996 Trisha Yearwood "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)" Everybody Knows Kim Richey & Angelo Petraglia
1997 Martina McBride "I Won't Close My Eyes" Evolution Kevin Montgomery
Kim Richey "I'm Alright" Bitter Sweet
"To Tell the Truth"
"The Lonesome Side of Town"
1998 Terri Clark "I'm Alright" How I Feel Kim Richey & Angelo Petraglia
2001 Bill Deasy "Good Things are Happening" Bill Deasy
2004 Kevin Montgomery "Melrose" "2:30am"
"She Don't Wake Me Up"
"Thank You Very Much"


  1. ^ "Bios". 

External links[edit]

Larry Gottlieb – Allmusic artist entry