From Melbourne Australia, Phil Barton broke into the music industry by writing children’s music where he wrote over 87 records. In this episode of Thinkin’ & Drinkin’, Phil tells about his journey from Australia to Nashville, how he broke into country music and began his American writing career. He has had success in American Country Music, Canda, and Australia.
Phil Barton is an Australian songwriter living in Nashville, TN. He had his first No. 1 with the Lee Brice smash, “A Woman Like You”. This song led to a Music Row Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, and NSAI award for one of the coveted “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written,” and has since been certified double platinum.
Along with his success in American Country Music, Phil has had eleven Top Ten singles in Canada with artists like Tim Hicks, Chad Brownlee, The Washboard Union, Jojo Mason, and Meghan Patrick. In Australia, he has also had cuts with Lee Kernaghan, Missy Lancaster, Busby Marou, Jai Waetford, The Wolfe Brothers, Reigan, and more.
In 2018 he signed a co-publishing deal with Liz Rose Music and Anthem formerly known as Òle.
His songs have been recorded by Sara Evans, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Dustin Lynch, Cassadee Pope, Morgan Evans, Seth Ennis, LOCASH, and many more.
What Bart has to say:
Phil is 100% fun and so contagious that I knew he’d be the perfect guest for the show.
In this episode, you’ll hear
Phil has had over 800 cuts and he STILL loves writing 3 times a day
How someone from Australia who wrote children’s music ended up in Nashville, Tennessee writing Country music.
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