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Thomas Richard McGibony Edit Profile

Publishing executive

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.


Graduated from the high school, Rossville, Georgia.


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


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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.

James Richard McGibony

Dorthy (Suggs) McGibony

Joe Ella McClure

Mary Miles

Kimberly Jean McGibony

Teresa Annette McGibony

Thomas Richard II McGibony

Debbie McGibony

Kelly Renee McGibony