is a songwriter, producer, and publisher. He is most commonly associated with Roy Orbison
, The Classics IV
and The Atlanta Rhythm Section
Buddy was born in the small town of Dothan, Alabama
and moved on to pay his dues in New York City
. Eventually he moved to Atlanta
where he spent most of his career. However, nearly all the songs written by Buie and his co-writers were conceived in Eufaula, Alabama
on Thomas Mill Creek where Buddy had a small fishing trailer (Eufaula is only a 3-hour drive from Atlanta and a 1-hour drive from Dothan, making it a convenient location).
He is most well-known as a prolific song-writer, with 340 songs registered in the Broadcast Music Incorporated
(BMI) catalog. In fact, Buie's "Traces" (performed by The Classics IV
) was at one point the .
Buddy Buie is a member of both the (1984) and the (1997).
Buddy Buie's contemporary work includes Rock Bottom for Wynonna Judd
and Mr. Midnight for Garth Brooks
. Notable artists that have covered his songs include Gloria Estefan
("Traces"), Travis Tritt
("Back Up Against the Wall" and "Homesick"), David Sanborn
("Spooky"), and Carlos Santana
("Stormy"). Most recently John Legend
used "Stormy" as the backing track on the single "Save Room
", earning Buie a writer's credit.
Buie's music has also been used in films, most notably "Lost in Translation
" ("So into You") and......