Bob DiPiero - A Brief Biography
Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter, Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country-chart hits. One of Nashville's most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay current. He has had countless hit singles, with an astounding 15 becoming No.1, his most recent being "Southern Voice" (Tim McGraw) in 2010. Bob DiPiero joined the board of the CMA to take part in shaping the future of country music. He is the originator and host of the continually sold-out CMA Songwriter Series, which features some of Nashville's biggest hit songwriter's at Joe's Pub in NYC, as well as other popular venues in Chicago, Nashville and Washington D.C. His captivating performances and writing talents have taken him all the way to Iraq and Afghanistan for a USO tour to entertain troops alongside Kix Brooks, Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong, and comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan. The tour was organized at the invitation of U.S. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is recognized as "the dean of country writers" by radio legend Bob Kingsley and rightfully so, with his growing list of awards and accomplishments, and his drive to help other songwriters succeed. He previously held the title of NSAI President and is currently a voice for songwriters as a board member of the CMA. As a publisher he started "Little Big Town Music Group" in 1987, and now "Love Monkey Music" with Sony/ATV. The walls of his Music Row office are running out of room. Hung on these walls are three-dozen BMI Country and Million-Air honors, two CMA Triple Play Awards, ‘Song of the Year' awards, Songwriter of the Year by both Sony/ATV and the Nashville Music Awards, and the prestigious BMI Robert J. Burton award for Neal McCoy's "Wink" for most performed country song of the year in 1995. The list goes on, and will continue as Bob writes, sometimes twice a day, with hit songwriters, as well as young, up-and-coming artists and writers. He considers himself a fan and a student, doing anything he can to keep it fun and fresh, whether it's reading books, going to movies, or listening to new and popular music. Bob has a way of staying on top and riding the waves of the listeners' demand. In 2007, Bob DiPiero launched a music-industry based reality TV series on GAC, called "The Hitmen of Music Row" which featured Bob with hit songwriters Tony Mullins, Jeffery Steele and Craig Wiseman. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies, and recently, his song "Coming Home" on the Country Strong soundtrack was nominated for both an Oscar and Golden Globe award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. Bob DiPiero is a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, a Nashville Walk of Fame inductee, a hit-writer, performer, publisher, leader, mentor, and song connoisseur. For more about Bob, visit www.bobdipiero.com.