Award-Winning singer, songwriter, recording Artist, musician and Horseman

Skip Ewing

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Artist Biography

As well as being what some have called one of the most expressive and talented singer/songwriters in the business, Skip Ewing is at the top of the music industry's list of respected and successful songwriters. His songs have appeared on nearly 300 recordings by major artists and helped to garner the sale of more than 80 million albums.

Skip Ewing is an American treasure. His renowned artistic abilities as songwriter, singer, and performer only scratch the surface of his deep well of giftedness. He encompasses all of the virtues and expressions of the word artist.
— Troy Tomlinson | President/CEO Sony/ATV Nashville

As a recording artist, Skip's eight solo albums have yielded eight hit singles including: "It's You Again," "The Gospel According to Luke," "The Coast of Colorado," "Burnin' a Hole in My Heart," "I Don't Have Far To Fall," "Your Memory Wins Again," "Christmas Carol," and "It Wasn't His Child."

In the late 80s, Skip was voted Best New Artist by R&R and toured extensively with major acts such as Merle Haggard, The Judds, Alabama, George Jones, and Kenny Rogers.

As a lyricist and composer, Skip Ewing has been the recipient of music's top honors, including awards for: BMI Songwriter of the Year, NSAI Song of the Year, 13 BMI Million-Air Awards, The CMA Triple Play Award (three #1 songs within 12 months), a GRAMMY and a TONY nomination, 25 hit singles, 11 number 1's, including "I Believe" (Diamond Rio), "You Had Me From Hello" (Kenny Chesney), "Something That We Do" (Clint Black), "Love, Me" (Collin Raye) and "Rebecca Lynn" (Bryan White). His most recent duet with Reba McEntire, “Every Other Weekend,” was a CMA nominated “Vocal Event of the Year.

Other artists who have recorded and/or performed Skip's songs include: Willie Nelson, George Strait, Dave Koz, Andy Williams, Conway Twitty, Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, Keith Whitley, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Chesney, Bryan White, Diamond Rio, Collin Raye, Tracy Byrd, Clint Black, Hank Williams Jr., Wynona, Shania Twain, Mark Wills, Randy Travis, Alabama, George Jones, Tim McGraw, and many more.

Ewing’s writing collaborations continue to evince exceptional musical diversity. His co-writers include such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Kenny Chesney, Keb’ Mo, Dave Koz, Keith Urban, Clint Black, Dave Berg, Deanna Bryant, Clay Mills, Pam Sheyne, Billy Currington, Mac Davis, Janis Ian, Mike Reid, and Bob DiPiero.

Skip has taught me a lot about the craft of songwriting. He is blessed with the gift of painting pictures of human emotions through his words and music. I’m proud of every song we’ve written together.
— Kenny Chesney

Skip Ewing lives in much the same the way he sings and writes, with love, peace, and honesty. Skip says, "I was asked once what I most wanted to be remembered for, my singing or my writing. My answer was "Neither." What I want to be remembered for, if anything, is that I pursued the path of becoming the best person I could become, that I cultivated love, compassion, and understanding. If somewhere along the way I made a difference with my actions, be it personal interaction, artistry, the written word, music or otherwise, then, as Emily Dickinson wrote, "I shall not live in vain."


Chart hits

  • “Love Me” — Collin Raye

  • “You Had Me From Hello” — Kenny Chesney

  • “Something That We Do” — Clint Black

  • “If I Didn’t Have You” — Randy Travis

  • “Every Other Weekend” — Reba McEntire

  • “Rebecca Lynn” — Brian White

  • “If I Never Stop Loving You” — David Kersch

  • “It’s You Again” — Skip Ewing

  • “It Wasn’t His Child” — Trisha Yearwood

  • “I Believe” — Diamond Rio

… and 17 more.

Industry Recognition

  • BMI Songwriter of the Year

  • NSAI Song of the Year

  • CMA Triple Play (3 #1 songs in a 12 month period)

  • 2018 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (nomination)

  • CMA Song of the Year (nomination)

  • CMA Vocal Event of the Year (nomination)

  • ACM Video of the Year (nomination)

Career Milestones

  • 25 Hit Singles

  • 11 #1 Songs

  • Compositions on 80 Million Albums

  • 14 BMI Million Air Awards

  • 7 Top 20 Hits as a Recording Artist

    • “Your Memory Wins Again”

    • “I Don’t Have Far To Fall”

    • “Burnin’ A Hole In My Heart”

    • “The Gospel According To Luke”

    • “The Coast Of Colorado”

    • “It’s You Again”

    • “It Wasn’t His Child” (Christmas Release)

    • “Christmas Carol” (Christmas Release)

    • “Every Other Weekend” (Duet with Reba McEntire)

  • 10 Studio Albums