Tom Douglas (songwriter)

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Tom Douglas
Birth name Thomas Stevenson Douglas[1]
Origin Atlanta, GA, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Years active 1993 – present
Associated acts Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Collin Raye, Mockingbird Sun

Thomas Stevenson "Tom" Douglas is an American country music songwriter. Douglas has been active in the industry since the early 1990s. He has written Top Ten hits for John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Collin Raye, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and others.

Douglas first worked in real estate before beginning his songwriting career in Nashville, Tennessee.[2] One of his first cuts was "Little Rock," which Collin Raye took into the country Top Ten in 1993. By 1994, Douglas was signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in June 1994.[3] "Little Rock" was nominated for Song of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1994,[4] and received a "Million-Air" award from Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) for receiving one million spins on country radio.[5] Following the song's success, Douglas moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997.[5]

Douglas has also co-written several songs for Tim McGraw, including the Number One singles "Grown Men Don't Cry" and "Southern Voice," as well as the Top Five songs "My Little Girl" and "Let It Go."[3] He also co-wrote Martina McBride's "Love's the Only House," as well as Lady Antebellum's Number One "I Run to You."[3][4]

In 2009 Tom Douglas was awarded a Tripple Play Award, for three number one songs written within a year.

Douglas's song "The House That Built Me" was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award - Song of the Year and Country Song of the Year. The song went on to win CMA Song of the Year, as well as ACM's Song Of The Year and Single Record Of The Year.

Also in 2010, Douglas was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song "Coming Home (song)" featured in the film "Country Strong."

In 2014, "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" was nominated for Grammy's Country Song Of The Year.[6]

Douglas was inducted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014.[7]

List of singles co-written by Tom Douglas[edit]


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  2. ^ Mario Tarradell (4 December 1994). "Shootin' for the top: Dallas songwriter eases into the country music spotlight". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Featured writers: Tom Douglas". Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Biography". Music City Networks. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Tom Douglas". Broadcast Music Incorporated. 30 April 2000. Retrieved 25 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "About Tom". Tom Douglas. Retrieved 2016-12-22. 
  7. ^ [1],, October 6, 2014; accessed January 3, 2015.