|Associated acts||Big & Rich
Clawson was raised in Gruver, Texas. Through the encouragement of his friend and classmate John Rich, Clawson signed to his publishing contract in 2000. His first hit as a songwriter was "I Can't Be Your Friend" by Rushlow.
Clawson co-wrote the songs "Why", "Amarillo Sky" and "Johnny Cash" for Jason Aldean. In 2008, he received a Song of the Year nomination from the Country Music Association for George Strait's number 1 single "I Saw God Today". That same year, Clawson moved to a publishing contract with Big Loud Shirt, owned by songwriter Craig Wiseman.
He is married to singer-songwriter Nicolle Galyon, who was also a contestant on the second season of The Voice. They have two children- a daughter, Charlie Jo Clawson (born May 29, 2013) and a son, Ford Sterling Clawson (born April 14, 2015). He also has three children from a previous marriage.
List of singles written by Rodney Clawson
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