“Wood Newton is a career singer, songwriter, and producer with a body of work that most in the music industry could only aspire to. ~“Bobbie Sue” for the Oak Ridge Boys, and “Twenty Years Ago” for Kenny Rogers
Wood was born and raised in Hampton, Arkansas, a town with a population of only 1600. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business administration, but says his best education in business came during the summers that he sold books with The Southwestern Company of Nashville, Tennessee. He was among the top five salespeople out of over four thousands in each of his last four summers there, one of those years he was number one.
As a songwriter, Newton’s discography boasts approximately 50 song cuts, Soon after moving to Nashville in 1976, Wood met Dan Tyler, and together they wrote two of country music’s biggest hits, “Bobbie Sue” for the Oak Ridge Boys, and “Twenty Years Ago” for Kenny Rogers, both of which received awards for a million performances by BMI.
Together with Tim Dubois, Wood Newton wrote the truck driver’s anthem “Midnight Hauler”, a number one hit for Razzy Bailey. He also wrote “What I Didn’t Do” for Steve Warner, the third of his songs to receive the BMI million performance award. This song was also recorded by George Jones for his album The Rock. He wrote “I Want Everyone to Cry”, Restless Heart’s first top ten single and Alabama recorded “All Together Now” for the Grammy Award winning children’s album Follow that Bird. He co-wrote and published “Pink Flamingos” for Tracy Byrd’s double platinum No Ordinary Man album.
Some of the other artists who have recorded Wood’s songs include T. G. Shepard, Pearl River, Joni Harms, Ann Murray, Willie Nelson, Gary Stewart, B.J. Thomas, Rita Coolidge, Conway Twitty, Lynn Anderson, Charlie Pride, Eddy Arnold, Louise Mandrell, Janie Fricke, Juice Newton, Marie Osmond, Bjoro Haland, and Marty Robbins.
As an artist, Wood recorded an album for Electra Asylum Records that was produced by the great songwriter Even Stevens. His first two singles, “Last Exit for Love”, and “Lock, Stock and Barrel”, won him recognition with radio and loyal fans across the country. He released his second album, Just for the Love of It in 1993 on his own label.
As a producer, Wood has just finished producing Freewheeler, the second CD project on David Ball for Arcaro Records, the label they formed to license their music. Wood wrote four of the twelve songs. This is the follow up to the successful Amigo CD, which had the song “Riding with Private Malone” co-written by Wood. That song has just received a TMI award for having a million airplays on radio and TV.
Wood can frequently be found in his Nashville studio on Music Row, or conducting songwriting workshops.
In addition to his writing and production duties, Wood Newton has made four visits over the last three years to Washington D.C. with The Nashville Songwriters Association International to meet with members of Congress about copyright protection.” Biography From Forgotten but Not Gone
Ed Beaver, Bobby Pizazz, Billy Lee on Stewart’s SongWriter ShowCase
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