TOM DOUGLAS > Songs & Short Stories

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

For a guy who didn’t get his first cut until age 41, Tom Douglas has made up for lost time. Songwriters will recognize Douglas as the author of hits like Martina McBride’s “Love’s The Only House” and Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl.”Label: Self-Released
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For a guy who didn’t get his first cut until age 41, Tom Douglas has made up for lost time. Songwriters will recognize Douglas as the author of hits like Martina McBride’s “Love’s The Only House” and Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl.” Fans eager to dig deeper into their favorite songs have the unique opportunity to meet the man behind the music. The 46-minute DVD, taped in front of a live audience at the intimate Sambuca club, opens with Douglas at the piano. Backed by Nashville’s finest acoustic musicians, Douglas articulates his tunes sans the studio gloss. His raw vocals are the perfect conduit for the emotionally charged sonic portraits. The McBride-covered “God’s Will” and McGraw’s “Real Men Don’t Cry” shimmer even brighter in their original form. Viewers get a first-hand account of Douglas’ “big break,” as well as the inspiration behind his creations. Evident from Songs & Short Stories is Douglas’ gift to communicate the human experience set to music. This DVD is a treasure for anyone, to quote a Douglas lyric, with a “poet’s soul.”

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