Tod J. Barrett is a songwriter, producer and artist who lives in Oklahoma. In 1997,
he bought an inexpensive guitar and taught himself to play for a party. Afterwards,
he decided to try his hand at songwriting, and by the end of 1998 had written, arranged
and produced a 10 song CD, and become a member of ASCAP.
In 2000, he auditioned and was selected to perform at the Bluebird Cafe's Sunday
Writer's Night. In 2002, he began performing live with a band of outstanding Nashville
musicians in Nashville at The French Quarter, The Sutler, and Douglas Corner. In
2004, he released a second CD, and continued to travel to Nashville when he could.
Also in 2004, he released two singles to secondary radio which were promoted by Jerry
Duncan Promotions and Airplay Specialists. The second single called "Last Sunday"
did rather well (CDX Vol. 357), getting airplay around the country, including heavy
rotation, and feedback that the song would be "a hit" for a major artist. It also
resulted in radio interviews around the country.
In 2005, Tod J. Barrett was a multiple winner of the CMT/NSAI Song Contest, garnering
second place for his song "New Mexico", as well as a Top Ten Runner Up for his song
"Rich Man" and an Honorable Mention for his song "Tulsa." His song "New Mexico" was
signed to a single song contract with Warner/Chappell, and his song "Tulsa" was recorded
with Dave Gibson on vocals by NSAI.
In 2008, Tod J. Barrett's song "I Just Watched Myself Walk By" was selected by NSAI
to be played at one of NSAI's "Pitch to Publisher" luncheons, resulting in several
requests for copies of the song by Nashville publishers, and a single song contract
offer. He continues to write, record, produce, perform, and travel to Nashville as
his current schedule and obligations permit. In addition to country, Tod J. Barrett
also now writes/composes in a variety of styles, including smooth jazz, Latin and