Tim DuBois is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, has five No. 1 hits, over 20 Top 10 songs and myriad industry awards. As a producer, he’s credited with more than 20 No. 1 singles and a dozen gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums. DuBois Launched Arista Records Nashville, Universal South Records, selling 80 million albums, breaking acts like Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley. Under Tim’s leadership, Arista discovered and launched the careers of country music mainstays Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Pam Tillis and Brad Paisley.
Tim earned his spot in the Nashville music scene the old-fashioned way: believing in himself and pounding the pavement to build relationships. He made frequent trips to Nashville from Texas while working as an accounting professor to break into songwriting. It eventually happened…and in a big way. Tim’s biggest hit was “Love In The First Degree” (Alabama), but he also wrote No. 1 singles “When I Call Your Name” (Vince Gill), “The Bluest Eyes In Texas” (Restless Heart), and “She Got the Gold Mine, I Got The Shaft” (Jerry Reed), and has 24 Top 10 singles.
DuBois completed a B.S. and M.S. in accounting at Oklahoma State University and completed work toward a doctorate. He’s taught accounting at several universities including Vanderbilt and OSU. In addition to his highly decorated songwriting and production career, Tim has been a member of several music organizations including serving as a past president of the Country Music Association, and board member for the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Foundation, Nashville Songwriters Association International, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mayor’s Music Council.
”I describe myself as a lover of, and an advocate for, songs and songwriters. That’s my positioning statement in life."