In his thirty plus years writing songs in Nashville, TN for BMG, Acuff-Rose, Murrah Music and Warner Chappell, Joe’s songs have been included on numerous multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums, exceeding more than 16 Million in sales. Including THE # 1 COUNTRY SINGLE “IN PICTURES” recorded by ALABAMA on RCA Records. THE TOP 10 SINGLE “SHE SAID YES” recorded by RHETT AKINS on Decca Records and BILLBOARD’S COUNTRY CHARTING SINGLE “BLOSSOM IN THE DUST” recorded by MALLARY HOPE on Universal Records.
Other notable artists who have been generous enough to record Joe’s songs include REBA MCENTIRE, KENNY ROGERS, TIM MCGRAW, JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, DAN SEALS, JOE DIFFIE, DARYLE SINGLETARY, LINDA DAVIS, DERYL DODD, ROBERT ELLIS ORRALL, MICHAEL RAY, TRACY BYRD, MARTINA MCBRIDE, TRICK PONY, BLAINE LARSEN, among numerous others.
Joe’s versions of some of his tunes are included on his RIRN Records debut release titled “Horton’s Garage” and on his 2015 release, “Songs For Sammie”.
***** 2020 RHODE ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE *****
“BETTER THAN YOU FOUND ‘EM” HAS BEEN RELEASED AS TRAVIS COLLINS’ NEW ABC RECORDS, AUSTRALIAN SINGLE RELEASE Summer 2020*****
***** “I’M A CHILD AGAIN” CO-WRITTEN WITH TWIN KENNEDY HAS BEEN AWARDED THE 2019 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS’ “BEST HOLIDAY SONG”*****
***** “HOME WORK” PRODUCED BY MICHAEL OMARTIAN AND SUNG BY ZACH COFFEY HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE 2018 NATIONAL FILM RELEASE “THE AMENDMENT”*****
***** KENNY ROGERS HAS RECORDED “BACK TO BETHLEHEM” AND THE SONG IS INCLUDED ON HIS WARNER BROS. 2015 CHRISTMAS RELEASE, “ONCE AGAIN IT’S CHRISTMAS.” *****
***** NBC’S 2014 “THE VOICE” WINNER CRAIG WAYNE BOYD PERFORMED JOE’S SONG “IN PICTURES” DURING THE FINALS AND RELEASED IT AS A SINGLE TO I-TUNES ON DECEMBER 15TH AND DEBUTED ON THE BILLBOARD DIGITAL COUNTRY SALES CHART AT #3 *****