Buddy Buie

Buddy Buie

Buddy Buie is a songwriter, producer, and publisher. He is most commonly associated with Roy Orbison, The Classics IV and The Atlanta Rhythm Section.

Biography

Buddy was born in the small town of Dothan, Alabama and moved on to pay his dues in New York City. Eventually he moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he spent most of his career. However, nearly all the songs written by Buie and his co-writers were conceived in Eufaula, Alabama on 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 Judd and 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 Legend used "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 Pete hot sauce.

In 2003, Buddy left Atlanta and retired to Eufaula, just miles from the birthplace of the songs that built his career.

External links

[http://www.georgiamusic.org/inductees.php?year=1984 Georgia Music Hall of Fame]

[http://www.alamhof.org/buiebud.htm Alabama Music Hall of Fame]

[http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&querytype=WriterID&keyid=45472&keyname=BUIE%20BUDDY&CAE=4541817&Affiliation=BMI BMI Catalog Listing]

[http://www.kbapps.com/lyrics50top.html BMI Top 50 Performed Songs of All Time]


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