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Timothy Allen Jamesis an American songwriter whose credits are mostly in the field of country music. One of his compositions is Toby Keith's "My List," which was a Number One single on the country music charts in 2002. James signed to a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music in 2008. Other songs that he co-wrote include "Good People" by Jeff Bates, "It's Good to Be Us" by Bucky Covington, "All I Ask For Anymore" by Trace Adkins, "Holler Back" by The Lost Trailers, "Love Like Crazy" by Lee Brice, "Give It All We Got Tonight" by George Strait, and "He's Mine", which was recorded by both Billy Ray Cyrus and Rodney Atkins. "All I Ask For Anymore" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2010. Tim James' songs are represented by Downtown Music Publishing.
"Happy Birthday to You", also known as "Happy Birthday", is a song traditionally sung to celebrate a person's birthday. According to the 1998 Guinness World Records, it is the most recognized song in the English language, followed by "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow". The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages. The melody of "Happy Birthday to You" comes from the song "Good Morning to All", which has traditionally been attributed to American sisters Patty and Mildred J. Hill in 1893, although the claim that the sisters composed the tune is disputed.
Audrey Faith McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill, is an American singer and record producer. She is one of the most successful country music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
Christopher Marsh Lindsey is a Grammy nominated American country music songwriter and record producer. He is the husband of Aimee Mayo, with whom he has three children; Levi, Oscar and Lola. The two own Aimeeland Studios.
Wayne Hector is a British songwriter who is best known for his work with pop artists such as Nicki Minaj, One Direction, The Wanted and Olly Murs. He also wrote seven of Westlife's number one singles, including "World of Our Own" and "Flying Without Wings".
"Tim McGraw" is the debut single and first published song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written by Swift and Liz Rose, and produced by Nathan Chapman. It was released on June 19, 2006 by Big Machine Records as the lead single from her self-titled debut album. Swift wrote "Tim McGraw" during her freshman year of high school, knowing that she and her senior boyfriend would break up at the end of the year when he left for college. The song was written about all the different things that would remind the subject of Swift and their time spent together, once he departed. "Tim McGraw" is a musical interconnection of traditional and modern country music. Lyrically, the track lists items in order to associate a past relationship, one of them being country artist Tim McGraw's music.
Warner Chappell Music, Inc. is an American music publishing company and a division of the Warner Music Group. Warner Chappell Music's catalogue consists of over 1.4 million compositions and 65,000 composers, with offices in over 40 countries.
Donald Alan Schlitz Jr. is a country music songwriter. For his songwriting efforts, Schlitz has earned two Grammys, as well as four ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year awards. In 1993, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Robert Lee (Bob) McDill is a retired American songwriter, active from the 1960s until 2000. During his career he wrote or co-wrote 31 number one country hits. His songs were also recorded by popular artists of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, including The Grateful Dead, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Anne Murray and Juice Newton. In addition to four Grammy nominations, McDill has received Songwriter of the Year awards from Broadcast Music Incorporated, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. In October 2012, he was awarded ASCAP's Golden Note Award in recognition of his "extraordinary place in American popular music." In September 2015 he received the Academy of Country Music's Poet's Award for lifetime achievement.
Tim Nichols is an American country music singer and songwriter. Active since the late 1980s, Nichols has written for several country music singers, including Keith Whitley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, and Alan Jackson. He and songwriter Zack Turner recorded one album for BNA Entertainment in 1993 as the duo Turner Nichols, in addition to charting two singles as one half of that duo. Nichols, along with Craig Wiseman, earned a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2004, for McGraw's Number One hit "Live Like You Were Dying".
"All I Ask For Anymore" is a song written by Casey Beathard and Tim James, and recorded by American country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released in May 2009 as the third and final single from his album X. The song overlapped with the chart run of Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone", on which Adkins is also credited.
Thomas Stevenson Douglas is an American country music songwriter. He has written Top 10 Billboard Country hits for John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Collin Raye, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and others.
Shaun Shankel is an American Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning songwriter and record producer, who has written and produced for some of the biggest selling artists in the pop and Christian and Country music markets, selling over seven million albums and singles. He has had 12 No. 1 hits and song placements in over 18 film, television and commercial campaigns.
Luke Robert Laird is an American country music songwriter and producer. He has written over 20 number one Billboard singles, including Carrie Underwood's "So Small", "Temporary Home", and "Undo It"; Blake Shelton's "Gonna"; Sara Evans' "A Little Bit Stronger"; Rodney Atkins's "Take a Back Road"; Eric Church's "Drink in My Hand", "Give Me Back My Hometown", and "Talladega"; Little Big Town's "Pontoon"; Luke Bryan's "I See You" and "Fast"; Thomas Rhett's "T-Shirt"; Kenny Chesney's "American Kids"; Lady Antebellum's "Downtown"; and Jon Pardi's "Head Over Boots." He has also written and produced songs for Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Darius Rucker, and many others.
Sean Douglas is an American songwriter and record producer. A Grammy Award-winner for his work on Lizzo's Cuz I Love You, he co-wrote Thomas Rhett's "Die A Happy Man", which won the ACM Award for Single of the Year, the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Song, the CMA Award for Single of the Year and the BMI Award for Song of the Year. The song, released in 2016, was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
Josh Osborne is an American songwriter with several number one singles to his credit.
Jesse Vernon Frasure is an American music publisher, record producer, songwriter, and DJ.
Todd Meagher is an American entrepreneur and songwriter.
Mark David Bright is an American country music producer, songwriter, and publishing company executive based in Nashville. His peers call Bright "one of the architects of the modern contemporary country sound". Bright's most noted success in producing records has been with the country acts BlackHawk, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood, but he has produced recordings for many artists including Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Scotty McCreery, Lonestar, Peter Cetera, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban