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” and 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 10 #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.