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Jeff Silbar is a songwriter. Silbar, a native of Los Angeles, won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1990 for co-writing Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" with Larry Henley. [1] [2]

A songwriter is a professional that writes lyrics or composes musical compositions for songs. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre and film scoring, but is also associated with writing and composing the original musical composition or musical bed. A songwriter that writes the lyrics/words are referred to as lyricist. The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that songwriting is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people. For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies. Pop songs may be written by group members from the band or by staff writers – songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. The Song of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:

to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position.


Notable compositions

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"All My Life" is a song written by Dave Robbins, Jeff Silbar, and Van Stephenson, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in April 1983 as the second single from the album We've Got Tonight. The song reached number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in mid-1983. The song peaked at number 13 on the country chart and went to #2 on the AC charts.

Kenny Rogers American country singer and songwriter

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"He's a Heartache " is a song written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley, and recorded by American country music artist Janie Fricke. It was released in May 1983 as the third single from the album It Ain't Easy. "He's a Heartache " was Janie Fricke's third number one on the country chart. Overall in her career, she scored 8 No. 1 hits. The song was introduced to the public in 1983, along with a couple of other hits that went to number 1, like the song "It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy". Soon after it was released, "He's a Heartache" went to the number 1 spot. The song was one of many Countrypolitan songs Fricke recorded and became successful with during her career.

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