During his 100-minute Poets and Prophets program, songwriter Tom Douglas performs his hits “The House That Built Me,” “Little Rock,” and “Love Remains,” and talks about his upbringing; musical influences and beginnings; decision to leave a successful real estate career to pursue songwriting; stories behind signature songs; songwriting theory; and creative process.
Douglas wrote “The House That Built Me,” a #1 hit for Miranda Lambert and 2010 winner of the CMA and ACM awards for Song of the Year. After trying for years, the Atlanta native landed his first hit in 1994, at forty-one, when Collin Raye scored a #2 country hit with “Little Rock.”
Since then, Douglas has racked up numerous songwriting credits, including “Grown Men Don’t Cry,” “My Little Girl,” “Let It Go,” and “Southern Voice” for Tim McGraw; “I Run to You” and “Hello World” for Lady Antebellum; and “Love’s the Only House” for Martina McBride. He received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations as a writer of “Coming Home,” sung by Gwyneth Paltrow in the film “Country Strong.”
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