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.


Side Effects

Dallas Smith

"Side Effects"
Dig Your Roots

Florida Georgia Line

"Dig Your Roots"

Keith Urban


Dierks Bentley


Chuck Wicks

"Turning Point"
Tour Bootleg

Michael Ray

"Tour Bootleg"

Florida Georgia Line

"Anything Goes"

Jason Aldean

"Old Boots, New Dirt"
I Don't Dance

Lee Brice

"I Don't Dance"
10,000 Towns

Eli Young Band

"10,000 Towns"

Dierks Bentley

Sunshine & Whiskey

Frankie Ballard

"Sunshine & Whiskey"

Danielle Bradbery

"Danielle Bradbery"

Tyler Farr

"Redneck Crazy"

The Band Perry

Based On A True Story...

Blake Shelton

"Based On A True Story..."
Two Lanes of Freedom

Tim McGraw

"Two Lanes of Freedom"


"Welcome to the Freakshow"

Florida Georgia Line

"Here's To The Good Times"

Uncle Kracker

"Midnight Special"
Transit of Venus

Three Days Grace

"Transit of Venus"

Colt Ford

"Declaration of Independence"
Love and Theft

Love and Theft

"Love and Theft"
Leaving California

Boys Like Girls

"Crazy World"

Kenny Chesney

"Welcome to the Fishbowl"

Dallas Smith

"Jumped Right In"
Blown Away

Carrie Underwood

"Blown Away"
Hard 2 Love

Lee Brice

"Hard 2 Love"
Here and Now


"Here and Now"

Martina McBride


Rodney Atkins

"Take a Back Road"
Clear As Day

Scotty McCreery

"Clear As Day"
Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Jake Owen

"Barefoot Blue Jean Night"

Luke Bryan

"Tailgates & Tanlines"
Proud To Be Here

Trace Adkins

"Proud to be Here "
Red River Blue

Blake Shelton

"Red River Blue"
Steel Magnolia

Steel Magnolia

"Steel Magnolia"
Wonders of the Younger

Plain White T’s

"Wonders of the Younger"
All American Nightmare


"All American Nightmare"
Old School

Chuck Wicks

"Old School"
Nothing Like This

Rascal Flatts

"Nothing Like This"
Country Strong

Gwyneth Paltrow

"Country Strong"

Little Big Town

"The Reason Why"

Jennette McCurdy

"Not That Far Away"
Blake Wise

Blake Wise

"Blake Wise"
Right Road Now

Whitney Duncan

"Right Road Now"
Get Off On The Pain

Gary Allan

"Get Off On the Pain"

Katharine McPhee

Play On

Carrie Underwood

"Play On"
The Man I Want To Be

Chris Young

"The Man I Want To Be"
Big Dreams & High Hopes

Jack Ingram

"Big Dreams & High Hopes"
Leave This Town


"Leave This Town"

Kenny Chesney

"Greatest Hits II"

Martina McBride

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler

"Kellie Pickler"
Big Bad World

Plain White T’s

"Big Bad World"
Carnival Ride

Carrie Underwood

"Carnival Ride"
Bucky Covington

Bucky Covington

"Bucky Covington"
Take The Weather With You

Jimmy Buffett

"Take the Weather With You"
That's How They Do It In Dixie

Hank Jr.

"That’s How They Do It In Dixie"
Some Hearts

Carrie Underwood

"Some Hearts"
Where I Belong

Rachel Proctor

"Where I Belong"