- Buddy Buie
Buddy Buie is a songwriter, producer, and publisher. He is most commonly associated with
Roy Orbison, The Classics IVand The Atlanta Rhythm Section.
Buddy was born in the small town of
Dothan, Alabamaand moved on to pay his dues in New York City. Eventually he moved to Atlanta, Georgiawhere he spent most of his career. However, nearly all the songs written by Buie and his co-writers were conceived in Eufaula, Alabamaon Thomas Mill Creek where Buddy had a small fishing trailer (Eufaula is only a 3-hour drive from Atlanta and a 1-hour drive from Dothan, making it a convenient location).
He is most well-known as a prolific song-writer, with 340 songs registered in the
Broadcast Music Incorporated(BMI) catalog. In fact, Buie's "Traces" (performed by The Classics IV) was at one point the [http://www.kbapps.com/lyrics50top.html 34th Most Performed Song in BMI History] .
Buddy Buie is a member of both the [http://www.georgiamusic.org/inductees.php?year=1984 Georgia Music Hall of Fame] (1984) and the [http://www.alamhof.org/buiebud.htm Alabama Music Hall of Fame] (1997).
Buddy Buie's contemporary work includes Rock Bottom for
Wynonna Juddand Mr. Midnight for Garth Brooks. Notable artists that have covered his songs include Gloria Estefan("Traces"), Travis Tritt("Back Up Against the Wall" and "Homesick"), David Sanborn("Spooky"), and Carlos Santana("Stormy"). Most recently John Legendused "Stormy" as the backing track on the single " Save Room", earning Buie a writer's credit.
Buie's music has also been used in films, most notably "Lost in Translation" ("So into You") and "Just like Heaven" ("Spooky"). "So Into You" was also recently featured in a commercial for
Texas Petehot sauce.
In 2003, Buddy left Atlanta and retired to Eufaula, just miles from the birthplace of the songs that built his career.
[http://www.georgiamusic.org/inductees.php?year=1984 Georgia Music Hall of Fame]
[http://www.alamhof.org/buiebud.htm Alabama Music Hall of Fame]
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[http://www.kbapps.com/lyrics50top.html BMI Top 50 Performed Songs of All Time]
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