Chris Tompkins
Chris Tompkins

Chris Tompkins has experienced no lack of success since his arrival in Nashville.After moving from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Tompkins received his first publishing deal at the age of 22 with Little House Music, and he started working with Big Loud Shirt in 2006. His first Top 20 single came soon after his first deal with Rachel Proctor’s release of “Me And Emily”, and in 2006, his song “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood controlled the country charts. Not only did it achieve #1 on every country chart and hold its position for five consecutive weeks, but it achieved ASCAP Song of the Year in 2007, Country Song of the Year at the 2008 Grammys and was the first country song to have over two million digital download sales.

Tompkins achieved multiple other #1 singles with songs including Chris Young’s “Voices”, Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You”, Dierk’s Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane”, FGL’s “Anything Goes” Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”. In 2013, The Grammys named “Blown Away” the Country Song Of The Year, and the following year, “Drunk On A Plane” was proclaimed one of the “Songs I Wish I’d Written” at the NSAI Awards.

Amongst innumerable artists to have cut his songs, some include Rascal Flatts, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Jimmy Buffett and Hank Williams, Jr. With over 15 #1’s and years of success, the writer of “Burnin’ It Down”, “Helluva Life” and “Sure Be Cool If You Did” continues to experience success that he shares with his wife, Jessica, son and daughter.


  • Darius Rucker

    "When Was The Last Time"
  • Joe Nichols

    "Never Gets Old"
  • Colt Ford

    "Love Hope Faith"
  • Dallas Smith

    "Side Effects"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Dig Your Roots"
  • Post Monroe

    "Post Monroe - EP"
  • Keith Urban

  • Dierks Bentley

  • Chuck Wicks

    "Turning Point"
  • Michael Ray

    "Tour Bootleg"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Anything Goes"
  • Jason Aldean

    "Old Boots, New Dirt"
  • Lee Brice

    "I Don't Dance"
  • Eli Young Band

    "10,000 Towns"
  • Dierks Bentley

  • Frankie Ballard

    "Sunshine & Whiskey"
  • Danielle Bradbery

    "Danielle Bradbery"
  • Tyler Farr

    "Redneck Crazy"
  • The Band Perry

  • Blake Shelton

    "Based On A True Story..."
  • Tim McGraw

    "Two Lanes of Freedom"
  • Thomas Rhett

    "It Goes Like This"
  • Hinder

    "Welcome to the Freakshow"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Here's To The Good Times"
  • Uncle Kracker

    "Midnight Special"
  • Three Days Grace

    "Transit of Venus"
  • Colt Ford

    "Declaration of Independence"
  • Love and Theft

    "Love and Theft"
  • Boys Like Girls

    "Crazy World"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Welcome to the Fishbowl"
  • Dallas Smith

    "Jumped Right In"
  • Carrie Underwood

    "Blown Away"
  • Lee Brice

    "Hard 2 Love"
  • Nickelback

    "Here and Now"
  • Martina McBride

  • Rodney Atkins

    "Take a Back Road"
  • Scotty McCreery

    "Clear As Day"
  • Jake Owen

    "Barefoot Blue Jean Night"
  • Luke Bryan

    "Tailgates & Tanlines"
  • Trace Adkins

    "Proud to be Here "
  • Blake Shelton

    "Red River Blue"
  • Steel Magnolia

    "Steel Magnolia"
  • Plain White T’s

    "Wonders of the Younger"
  • Hinder

    "All American Nightmare"
  • Chuck Wicks

    "Old School"
  • Rascal Flatts

    "Nothing Like This"
  • Gwyneth Paltrow

    "Country Strong"
  • Little Big Town

    "The Reason Why"
  • Jennette McCurdy

    "Not That Far Away"
  • Blake Wise

    "Blake Wise"
  • Whitney Duncan

    "Right Road Now"
  • Gary Allan

    "Get Off On the Pain"
  • Katharine McPhee

  • Carrie Underwood

    "Play On"
  • Chris Young

    "The Man I Want To Be"
  • Jack Ingram

    "Big Dreams & High Hopes"
  • Daughtry

    "Leave This Town"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Greatest Hits II"
  • Martina McBride

  • Kellie Pickler

    "Kellie Pickler"
  • Plain White T’s

    "Big Bad World"
  • Carrie Underwood

    "Carnival Ride"
  • Bucky Covington

    "Bucky Covington"
  • Jimmy Buffett

    "Take the Weather With You"
  • Hank Jr.

    "That’s How They Do It In Dixie"
  • Carrie Underwood

    "Some Hearts"
  • Rachel Proctor

    "Where I Belong"