Tommy Sims

Aug 15, 2000

Tommy Sims is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1987 White Heart Emergency Broadcast Songwriter, Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
1987 David and the Giants Magnificat Keyboard, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals
1987 Margaret Becker Never For Nothing Vocals
1988 Trace Balin Champions Bass
1988 Newsboys Read All About It Producer, Songwriter
1988 David and the Giants Strangers to the Night Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Background Vocals
1989 Kellye Huff In a Special Way Songwriter, Keyboards
1989 Danny 'D-Boy' Rodriguez Plantin' a Seed Producer, Engineer, Mixed, Arranger, Songwriter, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming, Background Vocals
1989 David and the Giants R U Gonna Stand Up Arranger
1989 Kim Boyce Love is You to Me Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
1989 White Heart Freedom Songwriter, Bass, Vocals
1990 One Bad Pig Swine Flew Rap Vocal
1990 Tim Miner A True Story Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Programming
1990 David Meece Learning to Trust Bass
1990 White Heart Souvenirs Songwriter, Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
1990 White Heart Power House Songwriter
1990 Angie Alan Angie Alan Bass
1990 Charlie Peacock Secret of Time Bass
1991 Charlie Peacock Love Life Bass, Percussion, Keyboards
1991 Bruce Carroll Sometimes Miracles Hide Bass
1991 Carman Shakin' the House...Live! Rhythm Track Arranger, Drums, Bass, and Keyboard Programming
1991 Margaret Becker Simple House Bass
1991 Amy Grant Heart in Motion Bass
1992 Billy Sprague Torn Between Two Worlds Bass
1992 Michael W. Smith Change Your World Bass
1992 David and the Giants Long Time Comin' Programming
1992 Kim Boyce Facts of Love Songwriter, Bass
1992 Lisa Bevill My Freedom Songwriter, Keyboards, Bass, Drums
1992 Vince Ebo Love Is the Better Way Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboard Programming, Bass, Guitars, Background Vocals
1993 Michael English Hope Background Vocals
1993 Carman The Standard Arranged and Programmed, Background Vocals
1993 Margaret Becker Soul Bass
1994 White Heart Nothing but the Best Radio Classics Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
1994 White Heart Nothing but the Best Rock Classics Songwriter, Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
1994 Eric Champion Vertical Reality Executive Producer, Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Recorded, Drum & Keyboard Programming, Keyboards, Bass, Guitars, Background Vocals
1994 Out of the Grey Diamond Days Keyboards, Bass
1994 Amy Grant House of Love Songwriter, Bass, Synthesizers, Bass and Drum Programming, Background Vocals
1994 David Mullen David Mullen Bass
1994 Ashton, Becker, Dente Along the Road Bass
1994 Bob Carlisle The Hope Of A Man Bass
1995 Chris Eaton Wonderful World Programming, Bass
1995 Margaret Becker Grace Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Vocals
1995 Tony Vincent Tony Vincent Electric & Moog Bass
1995 Carolyn Arends I Can Hear You Bass, Percussion Programming, Background Vocals
1995 Michael W. Smith I'll Lead You Home Bass
1995 Carman R.I.O.T. Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Programmed, Guitars, B-3, Background Vocals, Fender Rhodes, Bass, Acoustic Piano, Wurlitzer, Moog & Prophet Synths, Drums, Percussion, Big Band Arranged and Performed
1996 White Heart Early Years Songwriter, Bass, Vocals
1996 Charlie Peacock In the Light: The Very Best of Charlie Peacock Bass, Percussion
1996 Charlie Peacock Strange Language Bass
1996 Dogs of Peace Speak Songwriter
1996 Various Artists Never Say Dinosaur Bass
1997 Bruce Carroll For The Record Bass
1997 Amy Grant Behind the Eyes Songwriter, Bass, Acoustic Guitar
1998 Carman Mission 3:16 Programmed
1998 Out of the Grey Remember This Bass
2000 Carolyn Arends Seize The Day & Other Stories Bass
2001 Anointed If We Pray Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Bass
2003 Motivo Motivo Producer
2010 Israel Houghton Love God Love People: The London Sessions Producer
2012 Israel and New Breed Jesus At The Center Songwriter
2024 Charlie Peacock Every Kind Of Uh-Oh Bass

Tommy Sims


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Aug 23, 1960

Tommy Sims is a renowned bassist, songwriter, record producer and bandleader. From 1987 to 1989 he was the bassist of the popular Christian rock band White Heart which he left to become a studio musician and producer. During 1992-1993, he played bass on the Bruce Springsteen and the "Other Band" Tour. He is also a songwriter, who co-wrote Eric Clapton's "Change the World" which won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1997. Other songs of his have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Garth Brooks, Cher, BlackStreet, Toni Braxton and BabyFace among others. Tommy has also worked with Michael Bolton, Amy Grant, Kelly Clarkson, CeCe Winans, Israel, The Neville Brothers, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, and others.

In addition to writing and producing, Sims also released a solo album in August 2000 entitled Peace and Love. A song from this release, "It Don't Matter to the Sun", was featured on the soundtrack of the hit television drama Grey's Anatomy. Sims' film contributions include Bruce Springsteen's recording "Streets of Philadelphia" which appeared in the Tom Hanks film Philadelphia, widely regarded as the first major film to deal openly with subject of AIDS and gay rights. The film and the song also went on to be heavy recognized at the following year's Academy Awards garnering several "Oscars" including the Best Song trophy. Sims' "Change The World" was also featured in John Travolta's film Phenomenon and while winning the Grammy Award for Song Of The Year was rendered ineligible for nomination at that year's Academy Awards because of its prior release by Wynonna Judd. Sims has gone on to have his songs featured in several other blockbuster films including Kevin Costner's For Love Of The Game and Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd's Where The Heart Is.

Sims grew up in Chicago and Cassopolis, Michigan. He graduated from Cassopolis Ross Beatty High School in 1983. He currently resides In Brentwood, Tennessee and is active in the Nashville music scene.

Tommy Sims. (2012, January 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:22, March 6, 2012, from

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