Back to Songwriters

George Strait singing "The Cowboy Rides Away"
George Burns singing "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again"


Career Milestones:

1962--cut first album in Los Angeles on a small label
1964--moved to Nashville
1966--first big cut, "How Long Has It Been," recorded by Bobby Lewis
1975--moved to Texas
1976--moved back to Nashville and signed a new contract with his old publisher, Tree Publishing
1976--1st #1 hit, "Thinking of a Rendezvous," recorded by Johnny Duncan


1977--Cashbox\Songwriter of the Year

1979--ACM\Song of the Year\It's a Cheating Situation

1979--NSAI\Songwriter of the Year

1980--DJ Songwriter of the Year

1980--NSAI\Songwriter of the Year

1985--ACM\Song of the Year\Why Not Me

Catalog Highlights:

"Middle Age Crazy" - Artists: Jerry Lee Lewis

"I Wish I Was Eighteen Again"- Artists: George Burns, Jerry Lee Lewis

"Tryin' to Love Two Women" - Artists: Oak Ridge Boys

"The Way I Am" - Artists: Merle Haggard

"Thinkin' of a Rendezvous" - Co-writer: Bobby Braddock, Artists: Johnny Duncan

"I'm Knee Deep in Loving You" - Artists: Dave & Sugar

"Last Cheater's Waltz" - Artists: - T.G. Sheppard, Emmylou Harris

"I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head" (and Left My Heart Alone) - Artists: Sonny Throckmorton, Peggy Forman, Oak Ridge Boys

"Fadin' In, Fadin' Out" - Co-writer: Bobby Braddock, Artists: Tommy Overstreet

"I Feel Like Loving You Again" - Co-writer: Bobby Braddock, Artists: T.G. Sheppard

"It's a Cheating Situation" - Co-writer: Curly Putnam, Artists: Moe Bandy

"Where the Cowboy Rides Away" - Co-writer: Casey Kelly, Artists: George Strait

"Why Not Me"- Co-writer: Harlan Howard, Brent Maher, Artists: The Judds

Sonny Throckmorton

Big Street entertainment