Phil Barton

Phil Barton

Phil Barton moved to Nashville in 2007 from Sydney Australia, he currently writes for Anthem Entertainment.

His songs have been recorded by Country music superstars Lee Brice, Sara Evans, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins, Cassadee Pope, Drake White, LoCash, High Valley, Jana Kramer, Ashley McBryde, Alison Krauss, Mickey Guyton, Kristian Bush, Priscilla Block, Matt Stell, Chrissy Metz, Morgan Evans, King Calaway, Rita Wilson, The Shires, and Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots.

In 2016, he was recognized with the Inaugural “Overseas Recognition Award’ from APRA in Australia for his work abroad, and in March 2020 APRA presented the ‘Songwriter of The Year’ Award in there Overseas Awards Ceremony in Nashville.

He was awarded “Breakthrough Songwriter” of the year in the Music Row Awards in 2012
and had his first #1 Billboard song with the Lee Brice hit “A Woman Like You”, the song went double platinum in the US, and won him a precious NSAI Award for “One of the Ten songs I Wish i’d Written” that year.

Recent Australian #1s with Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers, Kaylee Bell, The Buckley’s, and 17 Top Ten singles to his credit in recent years on the Canadian Country Charts, with Gord Bamford, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, The Washboard Union, Jess Moskaluke, High Valley, Meghan Patrick, Jojo Mason, Doc Walker, and Brett Kissell. His music has appeared in 2016 three times Oscar Nominated film “Sicario”, and television shows like “Nashville” and video games like ‘The Sims’.