Tia Sillers is a Grammy Award winning songwriter who has success with over 40 singles in multiple music formats. Three of her songs have become 21st century classics: Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You Dance”, The Dixie Chicks’ “There’s Your Trouble,” and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s, “Blue On Black.”
“I Hope You Dance”, deeply connected with listeners and received world-wide exposure including the Nobel Prize awards ceremony and became a New York Times Best Selling book written by Tia Sillers and her co-writer Mark D. Sanders. In addition to the Grammy for Song of the Year, “I Hope You Dance” was named CMA, ACM, NSAI, ASCAP, BMI Song of the Year. The song also enjoyed success in Europe in a version recorded by popular international vocalist Ronan Keating and a version by Gladys Knight was featured in the Tyler Perry film “The Family That Preys”.
Sillers helped cement Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s standing on the rock and blues scene with his first single “Deja Voodoo” and continued to collaborate with Shepherd throughout his career writing multiple hits including “Blue on Black” (#1 for 17 weeks and Mainstream Rock Song of the Year), the title track to his 2017 record “Lay It On Down” and songs on his 2019 release.
Her songs run the genre gamut from country to heavy metal – the white cowboy hat of Alan Jackson’s “That’d Be Alright” to the pistol whipping skull cracking of Five Finger Death Punch’s 2018 wicked cover of “Blue On Black”. Tia’s work also won Canadian CMA awards for songs with Canadian artists Johnny Reid and Victoria Banks.
More than 30 million records have been sold featuring Sillers’ compositions. The catalogue has spanned genres, geography and generations of world-renowned recording artists Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, John Waite, Engelbert Humperdinck, Little River Band, David Nail, Patti Page, John Pardi and Jennifer Lopez.