SHARON VAUGHN



Sharon Vaughn’s versatility as a songwriter is exceptional. It’s hard, not to say impossible, to find another person who has written both several classic country songs and international pop hits, songs for musicals and even has reached success in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).

In her career Sharon Vaughn has scored numerous Number Ones and Top Tens in country music. Her long list of the many artists she’s written songs for include Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, George Jones, Oak Ridge Boys, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis, Patty Loveless (the chart-topping Lonely Too Long), Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Mark Chesnutt, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, plus Keith Whitley and Lorrie Morgan whose duet ‘Til A Tear Becomes A Rose’ won the Vocal Country Event of the Year category at the Country Music Association award and was nominated for a Grammy.

Sharon Vaughn’s songwriting is boundless, both geographically and musically. She has co-written several songs with Lara Fabian, among them the hit singles Papillion and Par Amour (nominated for Song of the year by the Canadian Gala Adisq 2020), and has written with artists from all over the world such as Kate Ryan, Stefanie Heinzmann, EXILE and Delta Goodrem (whose album Delta topped the charts in Australia and sold triple platinum). In 2010 she co-wrote the Irish band Boyzone’s platinum-selling album Brothers that topped the UK album charts, and whilst living in Stockholm, Sharon wrote the single ‘Release Me’ for Agnes which was a massive hit in the UK and charted all over Europe, as well as in Australia and in the U.S, where the song topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Sharon has also worked with the internationally recognized songwriter and producer Mutt Lange (Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, AC/DC), and Matthew Gerrard (Nick Carter, Kelly Clarkson, Jonas Brothers).


In 2021 Vaughn became the first songwriter ever to have three songs from three different countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Estonia, Moldova and Greece, which succeeded writing for amongst others platinum-selling Russian artist Sergey Lazarev, who represented Russia in 2016 and 2019, when Sharon wrote the lyrics for his song Scream.

In 2019 Sharon Vaughn was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame after being nominated three times earlier.


Contact: vidar(@)thebank.dk

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