Bill Labounty

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill LaBounty, Songwriter, SMSWF, Gatlinburg, TNBill Labounty is not only an accomplished musician on the keyboard and solo artist, he is also an established songwriter for other artists, with successes that span almost two decades which include cuts by an array of Pop and Country artists including Patti LaBelle, Jimmy Buffett, The Judds, Steve Wariner, The Temptations, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Goodman and Phoebe Snow, Peter Cetera and Tim McGraw.

Bill’s hits include: Robbie Dupree’s “Hot Rod Hearts”, Michael Johnson’s “This Night Won’t Last Forever”, Steve Wariner’s #1 records “Lynda” and “I Got Dreams”, “Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart” (a Grammy-winning record by Alison Kraus and Shenandoah), Tanya Tucker and Delbert McClinton’s “Tell Me About It”, “Tequila Talkin’” by Lonestar, the #1 Shenandoah single “I Want To Be Loved Like That” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Rock My World” (Little Country Girl).

Over the years Bill has accomplished at least 100 songs recorded by other artists, resulting in 25 BMI Awards, including 10 Million Performance awards.