A native of El Paso, Texas and a graduate of the University of Texas/El Paso, Hugh Prestwood moved to NYC in the mid-seventies to pursue a singer/songwriter career and was discovered by Judy Collins.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards including BMI Song of the Year ("Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" - Randy Travis); Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Song of the Year ("The Song Remembers When" - Trisha Yearwood); and a Prime Time Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music and lyrics
Three of Prestwood's songs have had Grammy nominations in the "Best Performance" catagory.
"The Sound of Goodbye" - Crystal Gayle, "Ghost In This House" - Shenandoah, and "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" - Randy Travis
In 2006, along with Jimmy Buffett and Jim Weatherly, Prestwood was inducted into The Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
Prestwood has penned #1 songs for Randy Travis, Crystal Gayle, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, Michael Johnson, and Trisha Yearwood. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Anne Murray, Conway Twitty, The Judds, Highway 101, Alison Krauss, Shelby Lynn, John Conlee, Jimmy Buffett, Jerry Douglas, James Taylor, Gene Watson, Barbara Mandrell, Sammy Kershaw, Lee Greenwood, Kathy Mattea, Don Williams, and Tanya Tucker.
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