Tom Snow has been making music, recording albums, and writing hits – on record, on the radio, in the United States and all over the world – for over thirty years.
He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture: “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” from Footloose (1984) and “After All” from Chances Are (1990); and he has been nominated twice for the Grammy Award: Song of the Year – “Don’t Know Much”, Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture – Footloose soundtrack. He was also nominated for the Tony Award in 2000 for the Broadway show Footloose. He won the Emmy in 1998 for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music – Fame-L.A..
He has released four solo albums: “Country” (Atlantic Records, 1971), “Taking it All in Stride” (Capitol Records, 1975) “Tom Snow” (Capitol Records, 1976) and “Hungry Nights” (Arista Records, 1982).
Tom’s scoring work has appeared in films (Chances Are), and on television (Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Steel Magnolias, Teech, Grand, etc.) He has added songs to numerous motion pictures including Footloose; Lion King II; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; The Butcher’s Wife; All The Right Moves; Two Of A Kind; Heart Like A Wheel; Oliver and Company; and Sing, among others.
The biggest stars in the world have recorded Tom’s songs, including Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Tina Turner, Cher, Diana Ross, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles, Kenny Loggins, Gladys Knight, Bette Midler, George Benson, and Selena.
His hit songs have been repeatedly honored with BMI Citations of Achievement for their radio popularity. Songs like, “Love Sneaking Up On You” (Bonnie Raitt), “Don’t Know Much” (Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville), “He’s So Shy” (Pointer Sisters), “Dreaming Of You” (Selena), “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again” (Peabo Bryson), “Somewhere Down The Road” (Barry Manilow), “You Should Hear How She Talks About You” (Melissa Manchester), “Good For Me” (Amy Grant), and “Make A Move On Me” (Olivia Newton John).
In 1986 Tom won the prestigious Robert J. Burton Award for BMI’s Most Performed Country Song of the Year – Dolly Parton’s “Don’t Call It Love”.
Tom’s recent projects embrace the world of pop music (DJ Meck’s #1 European remix smash “Thunder In My Heart..Again”- 2005), a song on Joe Cocker’s 2002 release (“Love Not War”), songs on both Christina Aguilera’s English and Spanish language albums (with sales of 9 million and 3 million, respectively), songs on Barbra Streisand’s and Johnny Mathis’s last two Christmas albums, and a 2008 re-recording of He’s So Shy” by The Stunners for the hit TV show iCarly.
Tom graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Composition. He received their Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences.