Recap: Thom Schuyler

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On February 23, 2016, the Copyright Society of the South welcomed songwriter Thom Schuyler for the forth installment of the Songwriter Series.

Thom Schuyler

Pictured L-R: Kent Draughon, Denise Stevens, Wendi Crosby York, Thom Schuyler

Thom Schuyler was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA and relocated to Nashville, TN in 1978 to pursue a songwriting career.  Over the course of the ensuing decades he has created a catalog of tunes recorded by over 200 artists including five #1 songs, five other Top-5 songs and five additional Top-10 songs.  Included in his repertoire are 16th Avenue by Lacy J. Dalton, A Long Line of Love by Michael Martin Murphy, Love Will Turn You Around by Kenny Rogers, I Fell In Love Again Last Night by The Forester Sisters and My Old Yellow Car by Dan Seals.  Thom was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.

Thom has been married to his wife, Sarah Tallu, for 37 years.  They have three children and two grandchildren.

During  his time in Nashville Thom has served as both President and Chairman of The Country Music Association, President of The Nashville Songwriters Association, Chairman of The Nashville Songwriters Foundation and Sr. Vice President of RCA Records where he started and/or helped to guide the careers of Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Alabama, Clint Black, Lonestar, Lorrie Morgan and others.  Along with his friends, Don Schlitz and Fred Knobloch, Thom is credited with launching the writers-in-the-round format at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe’.

Thom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College and currently serves on the staff of Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville.

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