Thom Schuyler

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Thom Schuyler
Birth nameThomas James Schuyler
Born (1952-06-10) June 10, 1952 (age 71)
OriginBethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1983–present
LabelsCapitol (solo), MTM (in Schuyler, Knobloch, & Overstreet)
Formerly ofS-K-O

Thomas James Schuyler (born June 10, 1952, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) is an American songwriter. Schuyler wrote songs recorded by more than 200 various artists including "16th Avenue" for Lacy J. Dalton, "Love Will Turn You Around" for Kenny Rogers, and "A Long Line of Love" for Michael Martin Murphey.

In 1983, Schuyler signed to Capitol Records and released the album Brave Heart. Its title track was a No. 43 single on the Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs) charts.[1] Later, he founded the trio S-K-O (originally known as Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) with J. Fred Knobloch and Paul Overstreet.[2] S-K-O charted seven singles in the mid-1980s, including the Number One hit "Baby's Got a New Baby". Overstreet later assumed a solo career and the trio was renamed S-K-B when Craig Bickhardt replaced him.

After S-K-B disbanded, Schuyler continued to write songs, and was eventually made chairman of the Country Music Association. He also headed RCA Records' Nashville division from 1992 to 1995.[2] In that role he signed singer Kenny Chesney, the band Lonestar and also had a significant role in launching the career of Martina McBride and Sara Evans. Schuyler continued to write songs for Almo-Irving Music, administered several music catalogs and recorded a few independent albums. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011.

Schuyler is currently the Young Adult Minister at a church in Nashville and an adjunct instructor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Songs written by Thom Schuyler[edit]

Year Song Artist
1980 "Hurricane" Leon Everette
"Hurricane" Levon Helm
1982 "Love Will Turn You Around" Kenny Rogers
"Years After You" Eddie Rabbitt
"I Don't Know Where to Start" Eddie Rabbitt
1983 "16th Avenue" Lacy J. Dalton
1984 "Nothing Like Falling in Love" Eddie Rabbitt
1985 "My Old Yellow Car" Dan Seals
"A Long Line of Love" Michael Martin Murphey
"Years After You" John Conlee
"I Fell in Love Again Last Night" The Forester Sisters
1986 "I Want a Love Like That" Judy Rodman
"You Can't Stop Love" S-K-O
1987 "Love Out Loud" Earl Thomas Conley
"This Old House" SKB
"A Little Bit Closer" Tom Wopat
1989 "Point of Light" Randy Travis
1995 "Life Gets Away" Clint Black
2006 "And It Feels Like" LeAnn Rimes



Year Album
1983 Brave Heart
1993 Precious Child (with Craig Bickhardt)
2008 Prayer of a Desperate Man


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country
1983 "A Little at a Time" 49 Brave Heart
"Brave Heart" 43


  1. ^ "Billboard search results for Thom Schuyler". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Kingsbury, Paul (2004). The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Oxford University Press. p. 473. ISBN 978-0-19-517608-7. Retrieved April 29, 2009.