Gary Harrison is an American country songwriter.
Harrison began his career in the 1970s and has written over 300 major-label recorded songs including several number-one hits. His songwriting credits include “Domestic Life” (recorded by John Conlee); “Hey Cinderella” (recorded by Suzy Bogguss); “I Hate Everything” a number-one recording by George Strait); “I Just Wanted You to Know” (recorded by Mark Chesnutt); “I Thought It Was You” (recorded by Doug Stone); “Lying in Love with You” (recorded by Jim Ed Brown); “Strawberry Wine” (with Matraca Berg, recorded by Deana Carter); “Wild Angels” (with Matraca Berg; recorded by Martina McBride); “Wrong Side of Memphis” (with Matraca Berg, recorded by Trisha Yearwood), and "That Train Don't Run" (recorded by Pinmonkey). Artists who have recorded his work include Kenny Chesney,Tim Mcgraw,Easton Corbin,Emmy Lou Harris,Pam Tillis,Highway 101 Chris LeDoux, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Joe Nichols, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Chely Wright, and Keith Whitley.
Among the awards he has received are a Country Music Association Song of the Year award (for "Strawberry Wine"), several Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter Achievement Awards, and 16 BMI awards. In 1997 he received the CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD for having three number 1 records within a twelve-month period. He was nominated for Grammy Awards for "Strawberry Wine" and "A Face in the Crowd".
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- "NSAI Songwriter Achievement Awards - 1996". Nashville Songwriters Association International.