Tom Shapiro: Never Give Up On A Good Thing
Tom Shapiro is responsible for writing songs for Reba, George Straight, Keith Urban and many others. Today we are going to share what we found out from our Nashville Songwriters series!
Tom Shapiro has some great achievements! He has written many songs including George Straight's Every Time You Throw Dirt On Her (You Lose A Little Ground) and Reba's Say The Word. One thing that Shapiro talked about is how songwriters don't sit down and write a song for a specific person in mind for the most part, but they are passionate about who wants to record them. Shapiro wrote a song called Wink and had several artists looking at it. Neal McCoy wanted to record it and Shapiro fought with everything he had for Neal not to get it. Shapiro finally gave in and Neal recorded it, the song was an instant hit.
Some other songs that he has written include That Ain't My Truck recorded by Rhett Akins, written with Rhett Akins and Chris Waters, Keith Urban's song You Look Good In My Shirt, and Rascal Flatt's Why Wait.
Tom Shapiro has some awesome numbers. Check them out:
25 Number Ones
55 Top Ten Songs
80+ Artists Recording His Songs
"Writers need to create and need to feel like they did something"