Roger Murrah

Induction Year: 2005


Birth Name: Roger Murrah
Birth Date: November 20, 1946
Place of Birth: Athens (Limestone County) Alabama



Biography

A BMI SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR &
BMI SONGWRITER OF THE DECADE

With hit songs spanning four decades and dozens of airplay and achievement awards, Roger Murrah is one of Nashville’s most prolific songwriters and successful independent music publishers. His respect as a writer was gained through the years due to his songs being known for more than just a hook line or a catchy melody. He writes with insight and understanding about the entire range of human experience, from the loving commitment of Al Jarreau’s “We’re In This Love Together”, to the emotional homecoming of the Oakridge Boy’s “Ozark Mountain Jubilee” and the “audio-biography” of Waylon Jennings’ A Man Called Hoss.

Personally, Roger Murrah is more like the people in his songs than those at his level of success. He is a soft-spoken man of humility and moral conviction. He grew up on the family farm in Athens, Alabama with four brothers and a sister.
While serving in the Army in 1968, Murrah signed on as a staff writer with the acclaimed, Muscle Shoals music publisher/producer Rick Hall. Following his military service, he and some partners opened a recording studio in Huntsville, Alabama. It was there that he met industry veteran Bobby Bare, the recording artist and music publisher that would give Murrah his first major break. In 1972 he moved to Nashville to sign with Bare’s Return Music. In 1973, Murrah married the former Kitty Goodman of Huntsville and had his first nationally charted song, “It’s Raining In Seattle,” recorded by Wynn Stewart. He credits Kitty with being a very positive influence in his life, as well as the ideal support for his career.

By 1978 Murrah was on the staff of award-winning songwriter Bill Rice’s Magic Castle Music. The successful songs continued with Mel Tillis’ recording of “Southern Rains” (Murrah’s first #1 song), Conway Twitty’s “A Bridge That Just Won’t Burn”, Steve Wariner’s “Life’s Highway” and the Oak Ridge Boys’ “Ozark Mountain Jubilee”.  Then in 1981, Al Jarreau recorded and released “We’re In This Love Together”, which became an international jazz/pop hit and a BMI Multi-Million-Air Award winner for Murrah. This song also played a role in Nashville’s ever-growing popularity as a world-renowned creative center for many music genres.

In 1984 Murrah signed with Tom Collins Music. His string of successes continued with “Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They’re Made To Love)”, by Lee Greenwood, “It Takes A Little Rain (To Make Love Grow)”, “Crazy Love” and “Bridges And Walls”, three of five Oak Ridge Boys’ singles to his credit.  During those days, Murrah broke new ground by co-writing with Waylon Jennings, the late singer’s life story, A Man Called Hoss. The Jennings album yielded two more hits for Murrah, “Rough and Rowdy Days” and “If Ole Hank Could Only See Us Now”. The autobiographical songs were also performed by Jennings as a one-man theatrical production.

In addition to those songs, Murrah’s writing credits include “Where Corn Don’t Grow”, recorded by Travis Tritt and Waylon Jennings, two hits in a row by Alabama entitled “Southern Star” and “High Cotton”, Ronnie Milsap’s “Stranger Things Have Happened”, Steve Wariner’s “When I Could Come Home To You”, John Anderson’s “Somebody Slap Me” and the Grammy/CMA Song Of The Year nominated “Don’t Rock The Jukebox,” recorded by Alan Jackson.

In 1990 Murrah formed Murrah Music Corporation, which he currently oversees and where he continues to write and groom staff-writers.  Within two years, the company had achieved the position of Billboard Magazine’s Independent Publisher of the Year.  The firm has continued to flourish with activity including another hit song for Alabama entitled “I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)”, Tanya Tucker’s “Two Sparrows In A Hurricane”, “It’s A Little Too Late” and “A Memory Like I’m Gonna Be”; Wynonna’s “Only Love”, and Clay Walker’s “If I Could Make A Living Out Of Loving You”.  Other hit records the company has enjoyed are Academy Country Music Songs of the Year, “I’m Movin’ On”, recorded by Rascal Flatts and “Keeper Of The Stars”, recorded by Tracy Byrd.

Reba McEntire’s “He Gets That From Me”, Blaine Larson’s “How Do You Get That Lonely”, Blake Shelton’s “Goodbye Time”, Sammy Kershaw’s “National Working Woman’s Holiday”, Kenny Chesney’s “When I Close My Eyes”, Reba McEntire’s “I’m A Survivor”,  Mark Chesnutt’s “She Was”, Martina McBride’s Where Would You Be” as well as “Can’t Keep Going On And On” recorded by Take 6 on their Grammy winning album Join The Band.  Along with the company’s chart activity with Billy Currington’s “Good Directions”, Luke Bryan’s “All My Friends Say”, “We Rode In Trucks” and “Country Man”.  In 2007, Murrah Music was Nashville’s first independent publisher to make Billboard Magazines’ Top 10 Music Publisher’s Media Base Airplay Chart.

Murrah’s commitment extends to the music industry and community as well.  He’s served two consecutive terms as president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), where he’s credited with exemplary leadership that guided the organization to the respectable and professional standing that it still enjoys today. During his second term as president of NSAI, Murrah was also elected chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation. He has served on the boards of the Country Music Association, Biblical Resource Center & Museum in Memphis, as a governor and vice president on the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences board of governors, as well as a three-term Governor’s appointee to the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Advisory Council. Murrah, an alumnus of Leadership Music, is currently serving a third term as chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation.

A 2005 inductee into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame himself and a recipient of a Bronze Star induction into the Walk of Fame of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Murrah is also listed among Broadcast Music Incorporated’s celebrated Songwriter(s) of the Year and Songwriter(s) of the Decade.  In 1997, he was also honored when Resolution HJR 355 was passed by both houses of the Alabama State Legislature and signed by the state’s governor, commending Murrah for an “Outstanding Professional Career”.

 



Discography / Career Highlights



“SOUTHERN RAINS” Released: 1981
Recorded By: Mel Tillis

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
BMI Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award
Note: My First #1

“WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER” 1981
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Al Jarreau

Awards:

BMI Pop Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award
BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award
BMI 3rd Millionaire Airplay Award

“DON’T ROCK THE JUKEBOX” 1991
Written With: Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson
Recorded By: Alan Jackson

Awards:

Grammy Nomination
Academy of Country Music Single of the Year (1991)
CMA Song Of The Year Nomination (1991)
CMA Song Of The Year Nomination (1992)
BMI Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award
BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award
BMI 3rd Millionaire Airplay Award

“ONLY LOVE” 1993
Written With: Marcus Hummon
Recorded By: Wynonna

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
CMA Triple Play Award
BMI Millionaire Award
BMI 2nd Millionaire Award

“HIGH COTTON” 1989
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Alabama

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award
BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award

“NATIONAL WORKING WOMAN’S HOLIDAY” 1994
Written With: Pat Terry and James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Sammy Kershaw

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“BRIDGES AND WALLS” 1989
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“SOUTHERN STAR” 1990
Written With: Rich Alves and Steve Dean
Recorded By: Alabama

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award

“I’M IN A HURRY (AND DON’T KNOW WHY)” 1992
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Alabama

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
CMA Triple Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award
BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award

“IT’S A LITTLE TOO LATE” 1993
Written With: Pat Terry
Recorded By: Tanya Tucker

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
Nashville Songwriters Association’s Achievement Award
CMA Triple Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award
BMI 2nd Millionaire Airplay Award

“A BRIDGE THAT JUST WON’T BURN” 1981
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

Awards:

Nashville Songwriters Association’s Achievement Award
(My very first award)
BMI Airplay Award Note: My First Top Five (Billboard #3)

“LIFE’S HIGHWAY” 1986
Written With: Richard Leigh
Recorded By: Steve Wariner

Awards:

Nashville Songwriters Association’s Achievement Award
BMI Airplay Award

“OZARK MOUNTAIN JUBILEE” 1984
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“IT TAKES A LITTLE RAIN (TO MAKE LOVE GROW)” 1987
Written With: James Dean Hicks and Steve Dean
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
Nashville Songwriters Association’s Achievement Award

“STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED” 1990
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Ronnie Milsap

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“FAST LANES AND COUNTRY ROADS” 1986
Written With: Steve Dean
Recorded By: Barbara Mandrell

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“THIS CRAZY LOVE” 1987
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Airplay Award

“IF I COULD MAKE A LIVING (OUT OF LOVING YOU)” 1994
Written With: Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson
Recorded By: Clay Walker

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
CMA Triple Play Award

“WHEN I COULD COME HOME TO YOU” 1990
Written With: Steve Wariner
Recorded By: Steve Wariner

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“WHERE CORN DON’T GROW” 1997
Written With: Mark Alan Springer
Recorded By: Travis Tritt

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award
BMI Millionaire Award

“WHERE CORN DON’T GROW” 1995
Written With: Mark Alan Springer
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings

“SHE’S GOT SOMETHING ON HER MIND”
Written With: Noro Wilson and Dave Gibson
Recorded By: Mickey Gilley

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“HEARTS AREN’T MADE TO BREAK (THEY’RE MADE TO LOVE)” 1986
Written With: Steve Dean
Recorded By: Lee Greenwood

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“ROUGH AND ROWDY DAYS”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH TO LIVE IN L.A.”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“A LOVE SONG (I CAN’T SING ANYMORE)”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“LITTLEFIELD”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“YOU’LL NEVER TAKE TEXAS OUT OF ME”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“I’M LIVING PROOF (THERE’S LIFE AFTER YOU)”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“YOU DESERVE THE STARS IN MY CROWN”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“TURN IT ALL AROUND”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Wayon Jennings
Note: From An audio-biography by Waylon Jennings and Roger Murrah

“GOODBYE TIME” 1988
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“GOODBYE TIME” 2005
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Blake Shelton

Awards:

BMI Airplay Award

“MY SILVER LINING” 1979
Written With: Tina Murrah Swindell
Recorded By: Mickey Gilley
Note: My First Top Ten Song (Billboard #8)

“BLUE BLOODIED WOMAN, RED NECK MAN”
Written With: Alan Jackson & Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Alan Jackson Note: Alan’s First Single

“IT’S RAINING IN SEATLE”
Recorded By: Wynn Stewart
Note: My First Nationally Charted Song

“I CAN’T KEEP GOING ON”
Written With: Cedric Dent and Claude V. McNight
Recorded By: Take 6

Awards:

Grammy for the Album

“OZARK MOUNTAIN JUBILEE”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Alabama
Note: My First Alabama Cut (It Was Never Released)

“BURN GEORGIA BURN”
Written With: Tim Lewis
Recorded By: Alabama
Note: My First Release From Alabama

“WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Johnny Mathis

“THE CROWN PRINCE”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings

“GO ON”
Written With: Patty Loveless
Recorded By: Patty Loveless

“A MEMORY LIKE I’M GONNA BE” 2003
Written With: Jerry Laseter
Recorded By: Tanya Tucker

“I JUST WANT TO BE WITH YOU”
Recorded By: Sammi Smith

“HEY WILLIE”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings

“I CAN COUNT ON YOU”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

“I CAN’T TAKE ANOTHER HEARTACHE”
Written With: Michael Murrah and Scott Anders
Recorded By: John Anderson

“HELLO DADDY AND GOOD MORNING DARLING”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“I WISH I HAD LOVED HER THAT WAY”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: John Anderson

“KISS MOTHER NATURE GOODBYE”
Written With: J B Rudd
Recorded By: Hank Williams, Jr.

“A LITTLE LATE TO SAY GOODBYE”
Written With: John Schweers
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

“LIVING LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Keith Whitley

“LIVING LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: John Conley

“LOVE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Kenny Rogers

“LOVE’S GONNA GET YOU”
Written With: Cliff Magness
Recorded By: Barbara Mandrell

“THE OLE COWBOY’S EYES”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Sammi Smith

“SOME THINGS I WANT TO SING ABOUT”
Recorded By: The Osborne Brothers
Note: My Mother’s Favorite Recording Of My Songs

“SOMEWHERE BETWEEN RAGGED AND RIGHT”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings & John Anderson

“SOUTHERN STAR”
Written With: Rich Alves and Steve Dean
Recorded By: David Allan Coe

“STARTING TODAY”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Ronnie Milsap

“DADDY IS SHE PRETTY AS MAMA”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Ralf Emery

“A MEMORY LIKE I’M GONNA BE”
Written With: Jerry Laseter
Recorded By: Tanya Tucker (Capitol)

“I WON’T BE HOME TONIGHT”
Written With: Bob Gaudio
Recorded By: Barbara Mandrell

“SUNSHINE STREET”
Written With: Rich Alves and Steve Dean
Recorded By: Barbara Mandrell

“SHADOW OF YOUR DISTANT FRIEND”
Written With: Steve Dean
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings

“SOMEBODY SLAP ME”
Written With: Bob McDill
Recorded By: John Anderson

“NASHVILLE MOON”
Written With: John Schweers
Recorded By: Ronnie Milsap

“OVER MY SHOULDER”
Written With: Marcus Hummon
Recorded By: Tanya Tucker (Capitol)

“OVER MY SHOULDER”
Written With: Marcus Hummon
Recorded By: Patty Loveless (Columbia)

“OVER MY SHOULDER”
Written With: Marcus Hummon
Recorded By: Mitch Malloy (Warner Brothers)

“YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MEMORY DOWN”
Written With: Michael Murrah and Bruce Burch
Recorded By: John Anderson

“YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MEMORY DOWN”
Written With: Michael Murrah and Bruce Burch
Recorded By: John Conley

“WHY CAN’T I WIN ONE ONCE IN A WHILE”
Written With: Richard Leigh
Recorded By: Bobby Bare

“YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Barbara Mandrell

“WAITIN’ FOR THE SUN”
Written With: Monty Criswell
Recorded By: Tanya Tucker (Capitol)

“YO YOS, BO ZOS, BIM BOS AND HEROES”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings

“WHEN I LOSE YOU ANNA”
Recorded By: Mickey Gilley

“WHEN LOVE WAS SOMETHING ELSE”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

“WHEN THE HURT COMES DOWN”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Thomas Cain
Recorded By: Ronnie Milsap

“WHEN THE HURT COMES DOWN”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Thomas Cain
Recorded By: Thomas Cain

“TO MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE AGAIN”
Written With: Richard Leigh
Recorded By: Reba McEntire

“TOO WHITE TO SING THE BLUES”
Written With: Lacy J. Dalton
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

“THIS TIME”
Written With: Tina Murrah Swindell
Recorded By: The Kendalls

“TIME IN”
Written With: Rich Alves and James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: The Oakridge Boys

“THAT DOG WON’T HUNT”
Written With: John Schweers
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings

“THAT OLE GRAVEL ROAD (WAS EASY STREET)”
Written With: Billy Lawson
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“THAT OLE GRAVEL ROAD (WAS EASY STREET)”
Written With: Billy Lawson
Recorded By: Pearl River

“THAT OLE GRAVEL ROAD (WAS EASY STREET)”
Written With: Billy Lawson
Recorded By: Oak Ridge Boys

“WE’RE IN THIS LOVE TOGETHER”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Dean Conn

“AIN’T NOTHING LOVE CAN’T TAKE CARE OF”
Written With: John Schweers
Recorded By: Tommy Rogers (Canada)

“OVER MY SHOULDER” 1994
Written With: Marcus Hummond
Recorded By: Patty Loveless

“ANGELS LOVE BAD MEN”
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Waylon Jennings & Barbara Mandrell

“ANGELS LOVE BAD MEN” 1990
Written With: Waylon Jennings
Recorded By: Highwaymen

“ALWAYS YOU”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: The Osborne Brothers

“DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB”
Written With: Rich Alves
Recorded By: Pirates of the Mississippi

“ANNUAL BLOUNT COUNTY SNUFF DIPPER’S BALL”
Recorded By: Brentwood

“ANYTHING FOR YOUR LOVE”
Written With: Stuart Harris
Recorded By: Brentwood

“AS LONG AS HARLEY GET’S TO PLAY”
Written With: Steve Azar and A. J. Masters
Recorded By: Steve Azar

“BORROWED WINGS”
Written With: Pat Terry
Recorded By: Tanya Tucker

“BRAIN IN A JAR”
Written With: Bob McDill
Recorded By: James Bonami

“BRIDGES AND WALLS”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“BOSTON YOUR LIGHTS ARE TOO BRIGHT”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Ben Atkins

“THE CARPENTER MAN”
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Bruce Carroll

“CHEATER’S TRAP”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“CHEATER’S TRAP”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: John Wesley Ryles

“COUNTRY”
Written With: Marcus Hummon
Recorded By: Marty Stewart

“COUNTRY CONSCIENCE”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Michael White
Recorded By: Michael White

“COUNTRY CONSCIENCE”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Michael White
Recorded By: Doug Supernaw

“COUNTRY PRIDE”
Written With: John Schweers and Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“DON’T LOOK IN MY EYES”
Written With: Frank Myers and Bobbi Duty
Recorded By: Barbara Mandrell

“DON’T FEEL LIKE THE LONE RANGER”
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB”
Written With: Rich Alves and Bill McCorvey
Recorded By: Pirates of the Mississippi

“DREAMS”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens
Recorded By: Jeff Stevens

“THE FAMILY DREAM”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens
Recorded By: Jeff Stevens

“FIGHTING FOR YOU”
Written With: Bill McCorvey
Recorded By: Pirates of the Mississippi

“THE GATHERING”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“A GOOD LOVE DIED TONIGHT”
Recorded By: Brentwood

“A GOOD LOVE GOING ON”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“HAPPY AS A MAN WITH THE BLUES”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Tommy Rogers (Canada)

“HEARTBREAK TRAIN”
Written With: J.D. Martin
Recorded By: JJ White

“HOCUS POCUS”
Written With: Larry Shell
Recorded By: Roger Marshall

“I AM”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer & Tom Collins
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“I DON’T WANT TO LOSE”
Written With: Tim Lewis
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“I’D RUN ACROSS ARKANSAS”
Recorded By: Brentwood

“IF I COULD MAKE A LIVING (OUT OF LOVING YOU)”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Alan Jackson
Recorded By: Tommy Rogers (Canada)

“IF I KEEP ON GOING CRAZY”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“I’LL BE ON THE NEXT DREAM HOME”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“I’LL KEEP YOUR MEMORY AROUND”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Charlie Craig
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“I’M GETTIN’ HOLES IN MY BOOTS (FROM CLIMBING THE WALL)”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“I’M GETTIN’ INTO YOUR LOVE”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Ruby Falls

“I’VE BEEN TO TOWN”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens
Recorded By: Ty England

“I’VE BEEN TO TOWN”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens
Recorded By: Jeff Stevens

“I LIKE SIMPLE THINGS”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens
Recorded By: Jeff Stevens

“I LIKE SIMPLE THINGS”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens
Recorded By: The Hutchins

“I QUIT LYING IN 1986"
Written With: John Schweers and Mark Wright
Recorded By: Pirates of the Mississippi

“I WILL HOLD YOU”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“I WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY”
Written With: Rich Alves and Bill McCorvey
Recorded By: Pirates of the Mississippi

“IT’S GONNA BE A HEARTACHE TONIGHT”
Recorded By: Kevin Pearce

“IT’S LIKE FALLING IN LOVE (OVER AND OVER AGAIN)”
Written With: Rich Alves and Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“JUKEBOX LIFE”
Written With: Rich Alves and John Schweers
Recorded By: Tommy Rogers (Canada)

“LAY ME DOWN CAROLINA”
Written With: Rich Alves
Recorded By: Mark Tribble

“LIKE A TIME BOMB”
Recorded By: T. G. Sheppard

“LIMO DRIVER”
Written With: Keith Stegall and Bryan Austin
Recorded By: Bryan Austin

“LOSING YOU GOT THE BEST OF ME”
Recorded By: Kenny Price

“LOSING YOU WOULDN’T HURT AT ALL”
Written With: J B Rudd
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“LOUISIANA RAIN”
Written With: Rich Alves
Recorded By: John Wesley Ryles

“LOVE WILL WASH IT AWAY”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer and Bobby Hamilton
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“MAMA ROCKED US TO SLEEP (TO COUNTRY MUSIC)”
Recorded By: The Four Guys

“MAXIMUM LIVING ON A MINIMUM WAGE”
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“MEMPHIS MEMORIES”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mickey Gilley

“MOVIN’ AND SHAKIN’ ON BUSINESS STREET”
Written With: Steve Dean
Recorded By: T. G. Sheppard

“NEVER ENDING CROWDED CIRCLE”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: T.G. Sheppard

“NEVER ENDING CROWDED CIRCLE”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“NEVER ENDING CROWDED CIRCLE”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: T.G. Shephard

“NEW YORK HILLBILLY”
Recorded By: Nashville Super Pickers

“NOBODY CAN FILL YOUR SHOES”
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

“OH TO BE THE ONE”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Bobbi Cryner

“OLE ROCK AND ROLLER (WITH A COUNTRY HEART)”
Written With: Keith Stegall and James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Keith Stegall

“ONLY WAY TO GO”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: David Rodgers

“PAINT THE TOWN BLUE”
Recorded By: Tommy Rogers (Canada)

“PARADISE”
Written With: Bob McDill
Recorded By: John Anderson

“THE PERFECT PICTURE (TO FIT MY FRAME OF MIND)”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Conway Twitty (MCA)

“PHANTOM OF THE OPRY”
Written With: John Schweers and Billy Lawson
Recorded By: Travis Tritt & Daron Norwood

“PEOPLE MY AGE”
Written With: John Schweers and Bill McCorvey
Recorded By: Pirates of the Mississippi

“PLACE IN MY HEART FOR YOU”
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Tony Hoops (Canada)

“PREACHING UP A STORM”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“River’s On The Rise”
Written With: Stever Azar & Mark Paul
Recorded By: Steve Azar (Mercury)

“ROWENA”
Written With: Tim Lewis
Recorded By: Mylon LeFevre

“SATURDAY WAS A SPECIAL NIGHT”
Written With: James Dean Hicks
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

“SAY IT NOW”
Written With: John Schweers
Recorded By: Judy Deramus (Canada)

“SHE’S ON MY MIND”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: John Wesley Ryles

“SOME FOLKS ARE DYING TO LIVE LIKE THIS”
Written With: Kitty Murrah and Rich Alves
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT ALONE”
Written With: Larry Shell
Recorded By: Ricky Van Shelton

“SOME THINGS I WANT TO SING ABOUT”
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“THE SUN WENT DOWN IN MY WORLD TONIGHT”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Leon Everette

“TEN YEARS, THREE KIDS AND TWO LOVES TOO LATE”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Charlie Louvin

“TEN YEARS, THREE KIDS AND TWO LOVES TOO LATE”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“THAT’S WHAT HER MEMORY IS FOR”
Written with John Schweers and J.D. Hicks
Recorded By: Butch Baker

“THAT’S WHAT YOUR SMILE DOES FOR ME”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer and Bobby Hamilton
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“THAT’S WHY WE CALL IT AMERICA”
Written With: Layne Martine, Jr.
Recorded By: Southern Exposure

“THIRD CHILD”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“THIS MUST BE MY SHIP”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Diana Trask

“THIS MUST BE MY SHIP”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Carol Chase

“TRAVEL MY LOVE”
Written With: Marcus Hummon
Recorded By: Henry Kapono

“TRUE LOVE NEVER GOES AWAY”
Written With: Mark Alan Springer
Recorded By: Marie Osmond

“TURTLES AND RABBITS”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“USED CARS DON’T RUN SOMETIMES”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR”
Written With: Steve Azar and A. J. Masters
Recorded By: Steve Azar

“WE LET LOVE FADE AWAY”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By:Leon Everette

“WE’RE BULDING OUR LOVE ON A ROCK”
Written With: Jim McBride
Recorded By: Lou Hobbs

“WE’VE GOT A GOOD LOVE GOING ON”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“WHERE THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS TOUCH THE MORNING SUN”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“WILL YOU TAKE CARE OF ME”
Written With: Scott Anders
Recorded By: Freddie Waters

“WIN, LOSE OR CRAWL”
Written With: Charlie Black and Rory Bourke
Recorded By: John Brack (Canada)

“WORDS I NEVER MEANT”
Written With: Randy VanWarmer
Recorded By: Randy VanWarmer

“YOU CAN’T GO BACK”
Written With: Keith Stegall
Recorded By: Mel McDaniel

“YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO TRY”
Written With: Steve Azar and A. J. Masters
Recorded By: Steve Azar

“YOUR LOVING SIDE”
Written With: John Schweers and Carson Whitsett
Recorded By: Conway Twitty

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