Keith Gattis

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Keith Gattis
Born (1970-05-26) May 26, 1970 (age 52)
OriginGeorgetown, Texas, United States
Occupation(s)Musician Artist Songwriter Producer
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1996–present
LabelsRCA Nashville
Smith Music Group

Keith Gattis (born May 26, 1970) is an American country music artist, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Gattis has released two studio albums and charted one single while signed to RCA Nashville on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart: "Little Drops of My Heart". In 2002, Gattis joined Dwight Yoakam's as band leader and lead electric guitar player and is credited on Yoakam's Blame The Vain. In 2005, Gattis released his critically acclaimed record Big City Blues. Gattis has collaborated on records with George Jones, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Randy Houser, Charlie Robison, Gary Allan, Ashley Monroe, Allison Moorer, Waylon Payne, Miranda Lambert, Wade Bowen, Sara Evans, Dwight Yoakam, Brandy Clark, Randy Rogers Band, Randy Travis, Eli Young Band and more.

Kenny Chesney recorded two of Gattis' songs for his 2012 album Welcome to the Fishbowl. One of these, El Cerrito Place, previously on Gattis' Big City Blues record, was released by Chesney and charted as a Billboard top 20 single. El Cerrito Place has also been recorded by Charlie Robison featuring Natalie Maines. Gattis co-wrote Chesney's 2013 single When I See This Bar from the album Life on a Rock, and George Strait's 2013 single I Got a Car. Gattis has had numerous film and television placements including songs in The Jacket, Sicario, and Nashville. Gattis has produced and co-wrote projects for many artists including Waylon Payne, Kendell Marvel, Wade Bowen, Randy Houser and Micky & the Motorcars.



Title Album details
Keith Gattis
Big City Blues
  • Release date: May 10, 2005
  • Label: Smith Music Group


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1996 "Little Drops of My Heart" 53 63 Keith Gattis
"Real Deal" 83
1997 "Titanic"[1] Switchback soundtrack
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1996 "Little Drops of My Heart"
"Real Deal"[2] Thom Oliphant

List of singles written by Keith Gattis[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country Airplay
2004 "El Cerrito Place" Charlie Robison Good Times
2009 "Reconsider" Beautiful Day
"Down Again"
2012 "El Cerrito Place" Kenny Chesney 10 Welcome to the Fishbowl
2013 "When I See This Bar" 14 Life on a Rock
"I Got a Car" George Strait 17 Love Is Everything
2015 "Let It Go" 46 Cold Beer Conversation
2016 "Goin' Goin' Gone"
2019 "What Whiskey Does" Randy Houser 31 Magnolia
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ "Reviews". Billboard. October 18, 1997. p. 80.
  2. ^ "CMT : Videos : Keith Gattis : Real Deal". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.