The Beat Profiles* — Bobby Tomberlin

HOME: Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Luverne, Alabama. Destin was our summer vacation every year.


PROFESSION: Singer‑songwriter at CURB Publishing.


HOBBIES: Collecting vinyl and traveling. I love to absorb every place I visit.


LAST BOOK I READ: Waylon by Terry Jennings.


LAST ACCOMPLISHMENT: I had two really cool things happen recently. I was in a movie with Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson called Wheeler. I had a major role just playing myself. I was executive producer on the film and also co‑produced some of the soundtrack. The film will be released in February. I just finished a new CD, Out of Road. It features guest vocals by Vince Gill, Bobby Bare, Sylvia, Bill Anderson, Mo Pitney, Linda Davis and Hank Jr.’s daughter Hilary Williams.


QUOTE: “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean


PROFILE: Grammy, CMA and ACM nominee. Co‑wrote the #1 and top‑five AC hit “One More Day,” recorded by Diamond Rio. Also co‑wrote “A Good Day to Run” with Darryl Worley and “Country,” recorded by Mo Pitney. I’ve also had songs recorded by Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand, Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner. Pam Tillis, Sylvia, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Nichols, Rodney Atkins, Thompson Square, the Oaks and many others. Was a cast member on the CMT hit series The Singing Bee for five years. Appeared in the movie Brake, starring Stephen Dorff. I’ve done voiceover on projects by Peter Frampton, Trace Adkins and Michael McDonald.




Bobby Tomberlin is back in town Oct. 7 and 8 for the Nashville Songwriters Florida Sunshine Tour at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, and we couldn’t be happier. Discover more at


* Inspired by the late, great CREEM magazine.

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