Rodney Clawson

Rodney Clawson has written hit singles for a number of performers, including Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and Tim McGraw. Born in Gruver, Texas, Clawson’s songwriting ambitions were encouraged by his friend and classmate, John Rich. After signing his first publishing contract in 2000, Clawson went on to win a spot in the top 20 with his 2003 hit, “I Can’t Be Your Friend.”  Clawson co-wrote the songs “Why”, “Amarillo Sky” and “Johnny Cash” for Jason Aldean. Both “Why” and “Lost in This Moment,” penned for Big and Rich, hit the number one spot in the summer of 2006.  In 2007, Clawson received Song of the Year nominations from the Country Music Association for “Lost in This Moment” and “Amarillo Sky”. Then, in 2008, George Strait released his Troubadour album, which featured Clawson’s song, “I Saw God Today.” The song became Strait’s highest-debuting single of all time, and his record breaking 56th #1 song. It won the CMA’s Single of the Year award and was nominated for Best Country Song at the 2009 Grammy Awards. 2012 brought Rodney three more number one songs: Blake Shelton’s “Drink On It,” Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You,” and Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride.” He also co-wrote a duet for Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw, “Feel Like A Rockstar,” which won the CMA Vocal Event of the Year. At the 2013 ASCAP Awards, his song, ‘Drunk On You’ was named Country Song of the Year. In 2015, Clawson was named NSAI Songwriter of the Year and BMI Songwriter of the Year. He also received a Double CMA Triple Play Award.