Tim Johnson (songwriter)

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Tim Johnson
Born (1960-01-27)January 27, 1960[1]
Noti, Oregon
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Died October 21, 2012(2012-10-21) (aged 52)
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Years active 1995-2012
Associated acts Blaine Larsen, Rory Lee Feek

Timothy Jon "Tim" Johnson (January 29, 1960 – October 21, 2012) was an American country music songwriter. Johnson is known for co-writing the singles "I Let Her Lie" by Daryle Singletary, "God Only Cries" by Diamond Rio, "Do You Believe Me Now" by Jimmy Wayne, "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" by Kellie Pickler, and "She Misses Him" by Tim Rushlow, among others .[2]

Johnson is also known for his collaborations with Rory Lee Feek of Joey + Rory, with whom he founded an organization called the Song Trust, in which works by new artists were all credited to that name. Song Trust's first release was "Bring Him Home Santa" in 2008.[3][4] He was also on the board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and co-produced the first two albums by Blaine Larsen. Johnson and Feek also owned the Giantslayer Records label.

Johnson was the co-founder of Songwriter Institute which connected hit songwriters with amateur songwriters by way of retreats and private appointments. In this venture, Johnson produced the educational video Pro vs Am with fellow hit songwriter Clay Mills.

Born in Noti, Oregon, Johnson died from complications of cancer in October 2012.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.tributes.com/show/Tim-Johnson-94670165
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (October 22, 2012). "Hit Songwriter Tim Johnson Dead Following Battle With Cancer". Taste of Country. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Tim Johnson". SESAC. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ Skates, Sarah (October 30, 2012). "Songwriter Tim Johnson Passes". MusicRow. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Coker, Melissa (October 21, 2012). "Music Loses a Tremendously Talented Songwriter and Wonderful Person". Angry Country. Retrieved October 24, 2012.