Walt Aldridge

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Walt Aldridge
Birth nameJames Walton Aldridge Jr.
Born (1955-11-12) November 12, 1955 (age 63)
OriginFlorence, Alabama, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Songwriter
Musician
Record producer
InstrumentsSinging, guitar, bouzouki
Years activeearly 1980s-present
Associated actsThe Shooters

James Walton "Walt" Aldridge Jr. (born November 12, 1955 in Florence, Alabama) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, engineer and record producer.[1]

Aldridge is known primarily as a Nashville songwriter. He has written dozens of hit Country songs including the Number One hits "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap (1981), 'Till You're Gone by Barbara Mandrell (1982), "Holding Her and Loving You" by Earl Thomas Conley (1982), "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" by Travis Tritt (2000), and "I Loved Her First" (2006) - recorded by Heartland.[1] He is listed as a "Music Achiever" by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, which is a precursor to future induction, and has been awarded a star on their Walk of Fame.[1]

In the late 1980s, Aldridge also sang lead vocals in the band The Shooters, a country band which charted seven singles for Epic Records.[2]

He worked for 17 years at Fame Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama as a producer, songwriter and back-up musician. The studio was the subject of 2013 documentary film Muscle Shoals.

Aldridge is an alumnus of the University of North Alabama, and has recently signed back on to teach at UNA in the Entertainment Industry Program in the Fall of 2011.

Inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Walt Aldridge". Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
  2. ^ "The Shooters biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 2008-09-30.

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