Thom Schuyler

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Thom Schuyler
Birth name Thomas James Schuyler
Born (1952-06-10) June 10, 1952 (age 62)
Origin Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1983-present
Labels Capitol (solo), MTM (in Schuyler, Knobloch, & Overstreet)
Associated acts S-K-O

Thomas James "Thom" Schuyler (born June 10, 1952 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American songwriter. Schuyler wrote songs recorded by more than 200 various artists including "16th Avenue" for Lacy J. Dalton, "Love Will Turn You Around" for Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" for Michael Martin Murphey.

In 1983, Schuyler signed to Capitol Records and released the album Brave Heart. Its title track was a No. 43 single on the Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts.[1] Later, he founded the trio S-K-O (originally known as Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) with Fred Knobloch and Paul Overstreet.[2] S-K-O charted seven singles in the mid-1980s, including the Number One hit "Baby's Got a New Baby". Overstreet later assumed a solo career and the trio was renamed S-K-B when Craig Bickhardt replaced him.

After S-K-B disbanded, Schuyler continued to write songs, and was eventually made chairman of the Country Music Association. He also headed RCA Records' Nashville division from 1992 to 1995.[2] In that role he signed singer Kenny Chesney, the band Lonestar and also had a signiciant role in launching the career of Martina McBride and Sara Evans. Schuyler continued to write songs for Almo-Irving Music, administered several music catalogs and recorded a few independent albums.

Schuyler is currently the Youth Minister at a church in Nashville and is an adjunct instructor at Belmont University.

Songs written by Thom Schuyler[edit]

Year Song Artist
1980 "Hurricane" Leon Everette
"Hurricane" Levon Helm
1982 "Love Will Turn You Around" Kenny Rogers
"Years After You" Eddie Rabbitt
"I Don't Know Where to Start" Eddie Rabbitt
1983 "16th Avenue" Lacy J. Dalton
1984 "Nothing Like Falling in Love" Eddie Rabbitt
1985 "My Old Yellow Car" Dan Seals
"A Long Line of Love" Michael Martin Murphy
"Years After You" John Conlee
"I Fell in Love Again Last Night" The Forester Sisters
1986 "I Want a Love Like That" Judy Rodman
"You Can't Stop Love" S-K-O
1987 "Love Out Loud" Earl Thomas Conley
"This Old House" SKB
1989 "Point of Light" Randy Travis
1995 "Life Gets Away" Clint Black
2006 "And It Feels Like" LeAnn Rimes

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album
1983 Brave Heart
1993 Precious Child (with Craig Bickhardt)
2008 Prayer of a Desperate Man

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country
1983 "A Little at a Time" 49 Brave Heart
"Brave Heart" 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard search results for Thom Schuyler". Billbaord. Retrieved 2009-04-30. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University Press. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-19-517608-7. Retrieved 2009-04-29.