Our Songwriters

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Dylan Altman

Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Dylan has been writing songs and performing in Nashville for over 23 years. He’s had #1 songs for Tim McGraw ("Watch The Wind Blow By"), Jake Owen ("Barefoot Blue Jean … [...]

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Gordie Sampson

Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada  Grammy award-winning songwriter  Gordie’s hits include Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” Hunter Hayes’ “Storm Warning,” and Eric Paslay’s “Song … [...]

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Tommy Lee James

Originally from Roanoke, VA. Tommy has 7 #1 Songs including “She’s My Kind Of Rain” Tim McGraw, “Wrong Again” Martina McBride, “What I Really Meant To Say” Cyndi Thompson, “If You See Him/If You See Her” Reba/Brooks … [...]

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Chase Bryant

Originally from Orange Grove, TX. Bryant’s grandfather played in Roy Orbison’s first two bands and later for Waylon Jennings; and his uncles co-founded the group Ricochet, which had several hits in the … [...]

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Jon Randall

Originally from Dallas, TX. Jon started his professional musical journey singing backup and playing guitar with Emmylou Harris's Grammy award winning Nash Ramblers. Jon has toured and recorded with countless … [...]

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Derrick Southerland

Originally from Dacula, GA. Derrick taught himself how to play guitar and piano at 16. He studied Consumer Economics and Music Business at The University of Georgia. Dropped out a year from college to work at … [...]

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Alana Springsteen

Alana Springsteen is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Virginia Beach, VA. From an early age she knew that she loved music, dating back to age 5 when she told her father she wanted to sing alone at church. A short … [...]

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About Us

Still Working Music is a publishing company founded in 1990 by Barbara Orbison- music executive and wife of the legendary singer-songwriter, Roy Orbison. Today, Alex Orbison (Roy and Barbara’s youngest son), continues to … [...]

Featured News

Kip Moore Announces SLOWHEART Track List with SWM Cut

Kip Moore has announced the track listing for his upcoming album, Slowheart.  Included is the song “The Bull” written by Still Working Music Writer Jon Randall with Luke Dick. “…For the first time, Moore chose […]

SWM Writer Jon Randall with Emmylou Harris at the Ryman

Emmylou Harris and her band the Nash Ramblers, whose lineup includes Still Working Music writer Jon Randall on guitar, in addition to other heavy hitters Sam Bush, Al Perkins, Larry Atamanuik and Byron House, returned […]

Thomas Gold Releases ‘Revelation: Pt 1’ Featuring TLJ

Congratulations to Still Working Music writer Tommy Lee James for his cut, “Sanctuary,” on Thomas Gold’s new album.  Tommy’s vocals on this track are said to, “hypnotize deliciously against chugging bass sections as TLJ provides […]