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Chris Tompkins

Chris Tompkins has been no stranger to success since his arrival in Nashville. After moving in 2002 from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Tompkins received his first publishing deal at the age of 22 with Little House Music. He then went on to sign with Big Loud Shirt in 2006, the same year in which he dominated the country charts with Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.” Not only did it achieve #1 on every country chart and hold its position for five consecutive weeks, but it achieved ASCAP Song of the Year in 2007, was nominated in 2008 for two Grammys including Song Of The Year and Country Song of the Year, which was a win in that catagory, and was the first country song to have over two million digital download sales.

With 16 #1’s, Chris Tompkins’ notable singles include Jason Aldean’s “Burnin’ It Down,” Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You,” FGL’s “Get Your Shine On,” Blake Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” and Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”, that won a Grammy in 2013 for Country Song Of The Year. In the two years following, Tompkins’ songs were proclaimed one of the ten “Songs I Wish I’d Written” at the NSAI Awards – Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” (2014) & FGL’s “Dirt” (2015).

Amongst the innumerable artists to bring Chris’ songs to life, Tompkins’ has had cuts with Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, and Hank Williams, Jr. Chris’ songs have crossed over all genres of music. In addition to Country, he has worked with rapper Nelly, First lady of Disco, Gloria Gaynor, actress Bette Midler, Americana artist and good friend since elementary school Jason Isbell, and rock bands Three Days Grace, Nickelback, Daughtry, and Plain White T’s. In 2006 Jimmy Buffet recorded his song “Bama Breeze” and named his 2007 Tour after the song.

Chris continues to experience success, which he shares alongside his wife, Jessica, and his son Hayes who is in the 6th grade at FRA and his daughter Emmy Rose who is in 4th grade at FRA.