Co-Writer of Miranda Lambert Hit Spotlighted in Wall Street Journal Article

Tom Douglas, co-writer with Allen Shamblin of the Miranda Lambert hit, “The House That Built Me,” is featured prominently in a two-page article in Friday’s (Aug. 13) issue of The Wall Street Journal. Also profiled in the feature titled “The Secrets of Songwriters” are Americana singer-songwriter Tift Merritt and The-Dream, the Atlanta-based singer-songwriter whose credits include Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” Several other lyricists in other musical genres are spotlighted as well. John Jurgensen, who wrote the article, follows Douglas to a songwriting session at Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s reconverted firehouse on Music Row and recounts the inspiration, history and development of “The House That Built Me.” The article has a link to Douglas’ demo of the song and to Lambert’s finished version.