Tim Nichols

With nearly two dozen smash hits, multiple BMI songwriting awards, a Grammy for Best Country Song, as well as being a member of the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame, Tim Nichols has earned his place among Nashville's most elite and respected tunesmiths.

In 2004,  Nichols co-wrote Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying," which stayed at #1 for ten consecutive weeks. In addition to breaking a 30-year record, "Live Like You Were Dying" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2005. It also won the Song of the Year award from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, BMI Country Awards, ASCAP Country Awards, Billboard, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International. It is the only song to have won every major song award that is presented for country music.

Other Nichols’ hits helped launch the careers of Jo Dee Messina, (Heads Carolina, Tails California) and Broken Bow Records recording artist Dustin Lynch. (Cowboys and Angels) Sony Music artist Chris Young stayed at the top of the charts for three weeks with the Nichols composition, “The Man I Want To Be.”

Recently Cole Swindell put a new twist on the Jo Dee Messina “Heads Carolina” classic by staying at the top of the country charts for five weeks with “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” which also won the iHeart Radio Country Song of the Year

Other artists to record Nichols’ songs include, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Lee Ann Womack, and Keith Whitley.