Clay Mills

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Clayton Bernard "Clay" Mills is an American songwriter. His credits include the #1 hits "Beautiful Mess" by Diamond Rio and "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" by Darius Rucker,[1] which won Mills an award from ASCAP.[2] Other country music artists who have charted with his singles include Andy Griggs and Trisha Yearwood. Clay has had over 200 songs recorded worldwide, 16 ASCAP awards, and received Grammy nominations for his singles "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" and "Beautiful Mess." Along with Marty Dodson he is the co-founder of the highly successful songwriter training site In 2022 he was inducted into The Mississippi Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Clay is also the co-author of Mastering Melody Writing, a best-selling book for songwriters.[3]

List of Hit Singles co-written by Mills[edit]

Other major artist recordings co-written by Mills[edit]

"One Day You Will" *Lady Antebellum

"Heaven Heartache" Baby Face & Trisha Yearwood

"A Lot To Learn About Living" Easton Corbin

"Gotta Love It" Joe Nichols

"Second Chance" Trisha Yearwood

"Sky Full Of Angels" Reba McEntire

"Sky Full of Angels" Taranda Greene (2006 Southern Gosple Song of the Year)

"Sky Full Of Angels" The Gastineaus (Southern Gospel #1 -2012)

"Things I'd Never Do" Darius Rucker

"Whenever You Love Somebody" Matt Wertz

"Just Drive" Jo Dee Messina

"A Strong Shot Of You" Jo Dee Messina

"I Did It For The Girl" Lonestar

"My Life's Been A Country Song" Chris Cagle

"Now I Know What Moma Meant" Chris Cagle

"Bohemian" Songs From The Road Band

"Will You Be Waiting" Dakota Bradley

"Only The Lonely talking" Steve Holy

"Homesick" Kristy Lee Cook

"Throwaway Day" Adam Gregory

"Rush" Jake Matthews

"Only The Lonely talking" Danielle Peck

"Lay Back Down" Danielle Peck

"Kiss You On The Mouth" Danielle Peck

"The Good Life" Donny & Marie

"I Don't" Judy Torres

"Not Even Monday" Cleve Francis

"Photo Booth" Carter Twins

"I Get That A Lot These Days" Shane Yellowbird

"The One And Lonely Me" Tejas Brothers

"That's Who I Come From" Diamond Hitch

"Sky Full Of Angels" Amber Martin

"Sky Full Of Angels" Bill Gaither

"You're My Summertime" Sarah Marince

"Just Bein' Me" Jaymi Renae

"A Brand New Day" Angel Rattay

"Don't Let Up" Eli Barsi

"You Can Hear A Heartbreak" Kelsey DiMarco


  1. ^ "A 'Beautiful Mess' Made at BMI Nashville". 17 October 2002.
  2. ^ Morris, Edward (2008-11-12). "ASCAP Honors Darius Rucker, Clay Mills for "Don't Think I Don't Think About It"". Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  3. ^ "". Songwriting Community | Coaching | Connections. Retrieved 2019-07-15.

External links[edit]

Personal Website: [1]