Tom Douglas has been active in the country music industry since the early 1990s. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. Douglas has written Top Ten hits for John Michael Montgomery, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Collin Raye, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and others.
Douglas first worked in real estate before beginning his songwriting career in Nashville, Tennessee. One of his first cuts was “Little Rock,” which Collin Raye took into the country Top Ten in 1993. By 1994, Douglas was signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in June 1994. “Little Rock” was nominated for Song of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1994, and received a “Million-Air” award from Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) for receiving one million spins on country radio. Following the song’s success, Douglas moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997.
Douglas has also co-written several songs for Tim McGraw, including the Number One singles “Grown Men Don’t Cry” and “Southern Voice,” as well as the Top Five songs “My Little Girl” and “Let It Go.” He also co-wrote Martina McBride’s number three “Love’s the Only House,” as well as Lady Antebellum’s number one “I Run to You.”