Wayne Kirkpatrick

Apr 11, 2000

Wayne Kirkpatrick is listed in the credits for the following albums:

Year Artist Album Role
1984 Billy Sprague What A Way To Go Songwriter
1985 White Heart Hotline Choir Vocals
1985 Amy Grant Unguarded Songwriter
1986 Rich Mullins Rich Mullins Songwriter
1986 Kathy Troccoli Images Songwriter
1986 Dion DiMucci Velvet & Steel Background Vocals, Hand Claps, Vocals
1986 Amy Grant Collection Songwriter
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
1996 Eric Champion Transformation Songwriter
1996 Gary Chapman Shelter Songwriter
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
2012 Warren Barfield Redbird Producer
Award Organization Year Award Name Song
GMA Dove 1992 Song of the Year Place In This World

Wayne Kirkpatrick


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

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