Discography (Hit Singles)

SONG

ARTIST

CHART POSITION

1) IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG

 (co-writer Hal David)

Ronnie Milsap

 

#! Country

#18 Pop

2) WHAT A DIFFERENCE YOU'VE MADE IN MY LIFE

Ronnie Milsap

#! Country
3) LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY AROUND THE WORLD

(co-writer Naomi Martin)

Ronnie Milsap

#1 Country
4) IN NO TIME AT ALL

(co-writer Richard Leigh)

Ronnie Milsap

#6 Country
5) SANTA BARBARA

(co-writer Hal David)

Ronnie Milsap

#1 Country
6) IT'S ALL I CAN DO

(co-writer Richard Leigh)

Anne Murray

#9 Country
7) DRIFTER

(co-writer Don Pfrimmer)

Sylvia

#1 Country
8) A MAN JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT A WOMAN GOES THROUGH

(co-writers Bob Brabham, Linda Brown) 

Charlie Rich

#13 Country
9) I NEVER SAID I LOVE YOU

(co-writer Hal David)

Orsa Lia

#1 AC
10) HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HEARTACHE

(co-writer Mack David)

Barbara Mandrell

#1 Country
11) THERE AIN'T NOTHING LIKE SHAGGIN' The Tams #15 Pop (England)
12) FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES

(co-writer Austin Roberts)

Larnelle Harris #3 Contemporary Christian
13) TURN THAT RADIO ON

(co-writer Paul Davis)

Ronnie Milsap #3 Country
14) LOVE IS STRONG

(co-writer Paul Overstreet)

Paul Overstreet #1 Contemporary Christian

 

Awards & Honors

15 ASCAP Awards

2 Grammy Nominations (best country song)

2 CMA Nominations (best country song)

DOVE Award Nomination

Superpicker Award

7 gold Albums

3 platinum Albums

Served on the board of Governors of NARAS for Two years

Served on the writers Advisory Committe for ASCAP

First recipient of ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR - University of S.C. Music Department

TRI-Music Honor Society

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of music in composition - University of S.C.

Film Composer's Workshop - 20th Century Fox - Fred Karlin

 

SONGS RECORDED BY:

Ronnie Milsap    B.J. Thomas    Barbara Mandrell    Sylvia

Johnny Mathis    Steve Wariner    Anne Murray    Jim Ed Brown

Helen Cornelius    Roy Clark        Tina Turner       George Burns

James Galway     Kenny Rogers    Dottie West    Placido Domingo

Dave & Sugar    Faron Young    Charlie Rich    Eddy Arnold

Floyd Cramer    Con Hunley          Amy Grant      Shirley Caesar

The Spinners    The Mighty Clouds of joy     The Tams    Clifford Curry

Lousie Mandrell    Paul Overstreet    Larnelle Harris    Glenn Campbell

Dan Seals    Lari White    Thrasher & Shiver    Tammy Graham

Johnny Hartman    Tom Wopat & John Schneider    Englebert Humperdink

 

ARRANGED FOR:

B.J. Thomas    Orsa Lia    Jim Ed Brown    Helen Cornelius    

Con Hunley    Anita Bryant    Barbara Mandell    Barbara Fairchild

Larry Jon Wilson    Kenny Rogers    Michael Johnson    Paul Overstreet

Glenn Campbell    Kathy Mattea    Shelby Lynne    The Tams    Gary Morris

 

Production

"YOU GAVE ME LOVE" (album) recorded by B. J. Thomas

GRAMMY AWARD winner, #1 Contemporary Christian Charts

Archie produced, arranged, and wrote several of the songs for this album

 

"HAPPY MAN" (album) recorded by B. J. Thomas

GRAMMY AWARD winner, #1 Contemporary Christian Charts

Archie produced, arranged, and wrote several of the songs for this album

 

"BEACH MUSIC FROM THE TAMS"  (mini album) recorded by The Tams

included the hit single "THERE AIN'T NOTHING LIKE SHAGGIN" (written by Archie)

#15 (Pop, England).  First record recorded in Nashville to make the British top 20 Pop

charts in 20 years

 

"AMAZING GRACE" (CD) recorded by Rita, Produced for the Family Channel/Calvin

Gilmore Productions

 

"POETRY IN SONG" (CD) recorded by Caray Keen for Heartfelt Cards.  All songs written

by Archie and Debbie Hargis

 

"PAUL OVERSTREET'S GREATEST HITS" (CD).  Archie co-produced with Paul

 

 

 

 

FILM AND T. V.

 

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY  (Warner Brothers) starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. 

Archie and Hal David's IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SONG was used in the soundtrack.

The soundtrack stayed on the Billboard Jazz Charts at #1 for 13 weeks.

 

CHRISTY  (CBS T.V. series).  Archie's song TAKE THE LIGHT TO THE MOUNTAIN was used in

the Thanksgiving episode.

 

REUNION IN HAZZARD  (Warner Brothers), TV movie.  Theme song written by Archie and Larry Bastian.

 

CADDIE WOODLAWN   (Disney/Wonderworks/Churchill films).  Two hour cable movie.  Archie scored

this project with Academy Award winning composers Al Kasha & Joel Hirschorn.

 

TWO BY SEA.   Archie arranged the song WISH I KNEW, sung by Shelby Lynne.

 

Current Activity

Working with Garth Brook's manager Bob Doyle on the music score for a new animation project about Nashville.

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