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November 20th, 2014

You Look So Good In Love on The Voice

On Tuesday night, Craig Wayne Boyd performed “You Look So Good in Love” on the TV show, The Voice. Craig’s soulful rendition transported me back to Los Angeles, California in the early 80’s. Kerry Chater, Glen Ballard, and I sat in a room and enjoyed writing “You Look So Good in Love.” We thought we had something pretty good but never would have guessed the song would become a classic, thanks to George Strait.

Craig Wayne Boyd’s rendition brought something new to the song — a strong element of soulfulness. He made me believe him. I can’t help thinking what writing a great song is all about; it’s all about fun and sharing your talent with others. Of all the time I’ve spent writing songs, that songwriting session was one of my favorites. I wouldn’t trade that afternoon for anything. Thanks Craig and Blake Shelton for bringing it all back.

Keep writing. – Rory


December 2nd, 2013

The Story Behind “The Most Beautiful Girl”

Last summer, I sat down with Bart Herbison, Executive Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. My interview for “The Story Behind the Song” was published in this past Sunday’s Nashville Tennessean. Thought you’d be interested in reading.

Keep writing. – Rory

The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Girl


July 5th, 2013

NSAI Songwriters Hall of Fame: A Dream Realized

On May 19, 2013, a decades-long dream of a permanent home for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame became reality. You can find the installation in the incredibly beautiful new Music City Center in downtown Nashville. I was thrilled when asked to sing a couple of songs with Don Schlitz and Tom Schuyler for visitors. My wife Rita and my daughter Leslie were in attendance. The Hall of Fame Foundation, along with the NSAI, worked tirelessly to bring this to fruition. Next time you’re visiting downtown Nashville, stop by and wander through the years of great songwriters. I was inducted in 1989; you’ll find me under the B’s. Here’s a few pics from the festivities.

Keep writing. – Rory


April 30th, 2013

Copyright Recapture With Lewis Anderson: Part 2

This is the second of three videos about recapturing songs. I make up a test song, and Lewis Anderson guides us through the process. Lewis helps unravel the intricate world of copyright.

Keep writing. – Rory

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April 20th, 2013

NSAI Hall of Famers Sing for Mayor & Korean Vets

On Wednesday, April 17th, Mayor Karl Dean cut the ribbon on the brand new Korean Veterans Boulevard. To help celebrate the day, Mayor Dean asked the NSAI Hall of Fame Foundation to provide Hall of Famers to help entertain. Three of us — Richard Leigh, Dickey Lee and I — had a wonderful time playing and singing. Thought you all might enjoy.

Keep writing. – Rory