This Illinois native and 25 year Nashville veteran has had over 100 cuts including songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, Kenny Rogers, Martina McBride, Peter Cetera, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks and Chicago, among others.
He has won 10 ASCAP awards including both Country and Pop Song of the Year for his hit, "When She Cries"... As an artist, he has recorded for Warner Bros., BNA and Curb Records... He has served on the Board of NSAI; has worked as a mentor in the MTSU music business program and is on the NARAS educational committee.
He co-wrote the title track and Billy Currington #1 single, “We Are Tonight" as well as Lady Antebellum's UK single, "Lie With Me". He also co-wrote the title track of Ashley Monroe's Grammy nominated record, "The Blade".