Bob DiPiero

Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters,Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant.He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hitsingles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featuredin TV shows, commercials and movies. In 2011 his song “ComingHome” from the Country Strong movie soundtrack was nominatedfor both an Oscar and Golden Globe Award for “Best OriginalSong in a Motion Picture.” Among his other countless awards are50 BMI Million-Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Yearawards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs withina 12 month period. Bob is the originator of the CMA SongwritersSeries and has served as its Host for 10 years, bringing Nashville’sfinest songwriters and artists throughout the United States andoverseas to Belfast, Dublin, London and Paris. In 2007, he wasinducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fameand Nashville’s Walk of Fame where his star is located betweenJimi Hendrix and Barbara Mandrell. Bob quotes, “The location ofmy star pretty much says it all!” In 2014 Bob was invitedby The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to perform atthe prestigious, “Poets and Prophets Series” as a “Salute to BobDiPiero.” Most recently the CMA presented Bob with their CMAChairman’s Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the music industry and songwriting community. Photos: Kat Villacorta

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