Born and raised in Gruver, Texas, Rodney Clawson developed a passion for sowing and cultivating the fruits of his labor from a young age. The farmer-turned-songwriter proudly attended West Texas A&M and was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014. Since signing his publishing deal in 2000, Clawson has written an outstanding 24 Number One songs and has had 8 additional songs reach the Top 10. He has had a hand in writing songs recorded by country music’s biggest names including George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Morgan Wallen, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, and many more. His compelling and clever storytelling born from his Texas roots has earned him multiple nominations for Best Country Song at the GRAMMY Awards and multiple Song of the Year nominations at the CMA Awards and the ACM Awards and to date has earned six CMA Triple Play Awards (writing three Number One songs in a calendar year).
Clawson’s other accolades include the prestigious honor of being named NSAI Songwriter of the Year (2015) and BMI Songwriter of the Year (2013, 2015), and is now being inducted into the renowned Texas Songwriter Hall of Fame. His career as one of Nashville’s prolific songwriters spans over two decades. Whether it’s a song that launches an artist’s career, or writing George Strait’s highest-debuting single and his record-breaking 56th Number One, “I Saw God Today,” Rodney still revels in the process of crafting a song. Outside of the writer’s room, he loves spending time with his family in Nashville and is an avid hunter and fisherman.