Tommy Sims is a bassist, songwriter, record producer and bandleader.
Music career [ edit ]
From 1987 to 1989 he was the bassist of the popular
Christian rock band White Heart which he left to become a studio musician and producer. During 1992-1993, he played bass on the Bruce Springsteen and the "Other Band" Tour. He is also a songwriter, who co-wrote Eric Clapton's " Change the World" which won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1997. Other songs of his have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Garth Brooks, Cher, BlackStreet, Toni Braxton and BabyFace among others. Tommy has also worked with Michael Bolton, Amy Grant, Kelly Clarkson, Carman, CeCe Winans, Israel, The Neville Brothers, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, and others.
Sims produced a Grammy winning CD,
Thy Kingdom Come for CeCe Winans in 2007, but did not pay the musicians who played on the record. The Nashville Musicians Association, Local 257 of the American Federation of Musicians sued him on behalf of the musicians and won a judgement for $354,913.77 in January 2012, Case No. 3:11-01023 in United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, which as of February 2015, has not been satisfied.
Television and film contributions [ edit ]
In addition to writing and producing, Sims also released a solo album in August 2000 entitled
Peace and Love. A song from this release, "It Don't Matter to the Sun", was featured on the soundtrack of the hit television drama . Sims' film contributions include Grey's Anatomy Bruce Springsteen's recording " Streets of Philadelphia" which appeared in the Tom Hanks film , widely regarded as the first major film to deal openly with subject of Philadelphia AIDS and gay rights. The film and the song also went on to be heavy recognized at the following year's Academy Awards garnering several "Oscars" including the Best Song trophy. Sims' "Change The World was also featured in John Travolta's film and while winning the Phenomenon Grammy Award for Song Of The Year was rendered ineligible for nomination at that year's Academy Awards because of its prior release by Wynonna Judd. Sims has gone on to have his songs featured in several other blockbuster films including Kevin Costner's and For Love Of The Game Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd's . Where the Heart Is
Notable projects [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
- released August 15, 2000 by Peace and Love Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Which Way (Intro)
When You Go
The Way It Used to Be
The Ballad of Sophie
It Don't Matter
Peace and Love
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