I have been a professional songwriter and singer for 25 years .... I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 songs to my credit. Songs that have my name on them as a writer or co-writer have been recorded on projects by various artists that have sold in excess of 50,0000,000 records. I have had songs recorded by, Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, George Strait/Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood, John Michael Montgomery, Trace Adkins etc., etc.
I have had several top 10 records with a couple of them getting to #1. In 2001, along with co-writer and long-time friend Larry Shell I shared CMA song of the year honors for our compositon "Murder on Music Row" by George Strait and Alan Jackson. Murder was also the Pick for IBMA, SPBGMA, TNN Country Weekly Music Awards, with yours truly's recording of the song gathering those awards. As an artist I am the band leader and lead singer for the bluegrass band Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time. We have recorded 7 cd's for various labels over the years. I am also part of the trio Cordle, Jackson & Salley, which is also a working unit with 2 cd's to our credit. As a session singer I have sang back vocals for Blake Shelton, "The Baby", Billy Yates 1st cd, Garth Brooks, "Against The Grain", Rebecca Lynn Howard, Bradley Walker "When I'm Hurtin" Ken Mellons and various others. I am currently an independent publisher, continuing to write, record and tour.