Bobby Tomberlin

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Bobby Tomberlin Smoky Mountains Songwriters FestivalSongwriter/Artist Bobby Tomberlin is a Grammy, CMA, and ACM award nominee.  co-wrote the number one Country and top five AC hit, “One More Day” recorded by Diamond Rio.  He also co-wrote the Top 10 single, “A Good Day To Run” with Darryl Worley and the number one Country Gospel single, “That’s The Way He Was Raised” recorded by Josh Turner.  Most recently Barbra Striesand and Blake Shelton recorded Bobby’s duet “I’d Want It To Be You on Barbra’s latest album, Partners.  Currently in the top ten is  “Country” which Bobby co-wrote with Mo Pitney and Bill Anderson.

He began his career in the music business at the early age of 11 as a disc jockey at WLVN in his hometown of Luverne, Alabama. During this time he interviewed legends such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, and Keith Whitley. Mel Tillis gave Bobby his first publishing contract, and he is currently a staff writer for Curb Records Publishing.

Bobby has also had songs recorded by Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Nichols, Thompson Square, David Nail, Terri Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Jimmy Dickens with Brad Paisley, Ty Herndon, Joe Diffie, Bill Anderson, Lee Greenwood, Chely Wright, T.G. Sheppard, Linda Davis, Eddy Arnold, Russ Taff and many others. Bobby & Steve Dorff co-wrote “Dream Big,” the featured song in the Warner Film, A Pure Country Gift, as well as a song in the film, Small Town Saturday Night, starring Chris Pine of Star Trek fame.

Bobby has been a cast member and featured singer on CMT’s hit television series, The Singing Bee.  Bobby makes a cameo appearance in the Warner Film, A Pure Country Gift and plays a retired Secret Service Agent in the upcoming Stephen Dorff Film, Brake.  Bobby recently appeared with Larry Gatlin on the Grand Ole Opry and with Vince Gill at Tin Pan South.

Also a voice over artist, Bobby’s voice can be heard on projects by Trace Adkins, Michael McDonald, The B 52’s, Bill Medley and Peter Frampton. His first CD, “Living In The Wild,” features special guests including Little Jimmy Dickens, Bill Anderson and Steve Wariner.  Some of Bobby’s co-writers include Josh Turner, Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, Pam Tillis, Lee Brice, Steve Wariner and Mac Davis.