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Thomas Richard McGibony

Thomas Richard McGibony, American publishing executive. Named Kentucky Colonel for farm aid song Governor Martha Layne Collins, 1986; recipient American Eagle award for Songwriter of Year, Country Music Association American, 1996.


  • McGibony, Thomas Richard was born on September 29, 1934 in Chattanooga. Son of James Richard and Dorthy (Suggs) McGibony.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school, Rossville, Georgia.


    • Song writer Central Songs, Los Angeles, 1959-1961, House of Cash, Nashville, 1990. Recording artist Cameo/Parkway Records, Philadelphia, 1965-1966. Publisher music McGibony Publication, Rossville, Georgia, since 1986, Harry Fox Agency, New York City, since 1990.


    • Contributing writer (albums) Boom Chicka-Boom by Johnny Cash. Writer, producer, public (albums) Legends Never Die by Billy James, 1995, Big Smokin' Gun by Hilda Gonzalez, 1996. Recorded This Time We Can't Miss with Blackie Marlo as duo Midnight Blue, 1994.



    Hiking, wood working, music, horse shoes, softball.


    • Married Joe Ella McClure, January 1954 (divorced 1976). Children: Kimberly Jean, Teresa Annette, Thomas Richard II. Married Mary Miles, September 9, 1976.

      Children: Debbie, Kelly Renee.
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    Born September 29, 1934
    • 1959 - 1961
      Song writer, Central Songs
    • 1965 - 1966
      recording artist, Cameo/Parkway Records
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1986
      publisher music McGibony Publication
      Rossville, Georgia, United States
    • 1990
      Song writer, Central Songs
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1990
      publisher music McGibony Publication