Wayne Kirkpatrick is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1984||Billy Sprague||What A Way To Go||Songwriter|
|1985||White Heart||Hotline||Choir Vocals|
|1986||Rich Mullins||Rich Mullins||Songwriter|
|1986||Dion DiMucci||Velvet & Steel||Background Vocals, Hand Claps, Vocals|
|1987||Michael Peace||RRRock It Right||Songwriter|
|1987||Rich Mullins||Pictures in the Sky||Songwriter|
|1987||White Heart||Greatest Hits||Choir Vocals|
|1987||Michael W. Smith||Live Set||Songwriter, Guitars|
|1987||Paul Smith||No Frills||Songwriter|
|1987||Steven Curtis Chapman||First Hand||Background Vocals|
|1988||Billy Sprague||La Vie||Songwriter, Choir Vocals|
|1988||Rich Mullins||Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth||Background Vocals|
|1988||Kim Hill||Kim Hill||Songwriter, Keyboards, Background Vocals|
|1988||Rick Cua||Can't Stand Too Tall||Songwriter|
|1988||Amy Grant||Lead Me On||Songwriter, Background Vocals|
|1989||Amy Grant||A Moment In Time||Songwriter|
|1989||Michael W. Smith||Christmas||Songwriter|
|1990||David Meece||Learning to Trust||Background Vocals|
|1990||Bruce Carroll||Great Exchange||Background Vocals|
|1990||Charlie Peacock||Secret of Time||Background Vocals|
|1991||Bruce Carroll||Sometimes Miracles Hide||Songwriter, Background Vocals|
|1991||Amy Grant||Heart in Motion||Songwriter|
|1992||Billy Sprague||Torn Between Two Worlds||Producer, Songwriter, Keyboards, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Programming, Background Vocals|
|1992||Michael W. Smith||Change Your World||Songwriter, Vocal Producer, Background Vocals|
|1992||Lisa Bevill||My Freedom||Songwriter|
|1993||Michael English||Hope||Background Vocal Producer, Background Vocals|
|1993||White Heart||Quiet Storm: The Ballads||Choir Vocals|
|1993||Bruce Carroll||Walk On||Background Vocals|
|1993||Billy Sprague||The Wind & The Wave||Producer, Fender Rhodes, Background Vocals|
|1994||Amy Grant||House of Love||Songwriter|
|1994||David Mullen||David Mullen||Background Vocals|
|1994||Ashton, Becker, Dente||Along the Road||Producer, Songwriter, Acoustic Guitars, Piano|
|1995||Michael W. Smith||I'll Lead You Home||Songwriter|
|1995||First Call||Beyond December||Producer|
|1997||Bruce Carroll||For The Record||Background Vocals|
|1997||Amy Grant||Behind the Eyes||Producer, Songwriter, Guitars, Hammered Dulcimer, Harmony and Background Vocals|
|1998||Sierra||Story of Life||Songwriter|
|1998||Michael W. Smith||Live the Life||Songwriter, Background Vocals|
|1999||Michael W. Smith||This Is Your Time||Songwriter|
|2000||White Heart||Hits from the Heart||Choir Vocals|
|2006||Cindy Morgan||Postcards||Producer, Songwriter|
|2012||Dan Macaulay||From You For You||Songwriter|
Wayne Kirkpatrick is an American singer/songwriter and musician born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated from Baton Rouge Magnet High School in 1979.
Kirkpatrick has spent most of his career in the background, often providing background vocals, playing guitar, playing keyboards or writing songs for other artists. His songs have been recorded by Little Big Town, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Babyface, Amy Grant, Joe Cocker, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Ashton, Michael W. Smith, Jill Phillips, Michael Crawford, Peter Frampton, Casting Crowns and Eric Clapton, whose version of Kirkpatrick's "Change the World" won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
At the 24th GMA Dove Awards, Kirkpatrick received the award for Producer of the Year.
In 2005, Kirkpatrick started to produce the country group Little Big Town. The Road to Here came out for Little Big Town. Kirkpatrick has writing credit on 12 of the 13 songs. He has solo writing credits on one song, "Looking For The Reason", with the rest written with him and part/all of the group or with other songwriters. He co-wrote with group members on their highest charting song "Bring It on Home", which made it to #4 on Hot Country 100 songs chart. Kirkpatrick also wrote Little Big Town's 'signature' song, "Boondocks", which they use as the closing song at every show.
In 2007, Little Big Town and Kirkpatrick went back into the studio to make a new record, A Place to Land (Little Big Town album). He co-wrote 12 of the 16 tracks on the Deluxe Edition, including the very first song that Little Big Town sang together called "Love Profound".
In 2010, the newest record from Little Big Town, The Reason Why, was released which Kirkpatrick co-produced. The record debuted at #1, a first for Little Big Town. He co-wrote 7 of the 12 songs with the group, including the hit "Little White Church".
Kirkpatrick has said that Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, and Philip Sweet have made him feel like the 5th member of the band.
In 2000, Kirkpatrick released a solo project entitled The Maple Room that included "Wrapped Up in You", a song that would later become a hit for Garth Brooks, and "My Armageddon", which was originally slated for Brooks' Garth Brooks in ... The Life of Chris Gaines project. Kirkpatrick served as a primary songwriter on that album, along with Gordon Kennedy and Tommy Sims.
Later in 2000, he teamed up with Kennedy and several other songwriters (Gordon Kennedy, Phil Madeira and Billy Sprague) to record Coming From Somewhere Else, which was a CD of their own music that had previously been recorded by other artists, including "Change the World".
Around 2010, Wayne and his brother Karey began working on the musical Something Rotten!. In 2015, they were nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (along with many other awards), while Karey was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical with British author John O'Farrell.
Wayne Kirkpatrick. (2012, March 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:27, April 17, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wayne_Kirkpatrick&oldid=479888521