Chanteur et compositeur Country US né Anthony Michael Arata, le 10 Octobre 1957 à Savannah (Georgie).

Born Anthony Michael Arata, 10 October 1957, Savannah, Georgia, USA. Although Arata completed his education with a degree in journalism, his first interest lay in music. During his university days he played guitar and sang with various bands. His professional career began with a bluegrass band in 1975, and from 1978-82 he wrote and sang many of his own songs with his band Handpicked. He was signed to a songwriting contract by Don Tolle’s Noble Vision label, where Jim Glaser recorded some of his songs, charting ‘The Man In The Mirror’ and ‘I’ll Be Your Fool Tonight’. Arata himself achieved two minor hits with ‘Come On Home’ (1984) and ‘Sure Thing’ (1985) and also recorded an album. In the late 80s, still under contract to Tolle, he relocated to Nashville. In 1990, Garth Brooks enjoyed a number 1 with his song ‘The Dance’. The recording gained many awards, including Song Of The Year (1991), and immediately led to Brooks’ recording Arata’s ‘Same Old Story’ and ‘Face To Face’. Other artists were attracted to his work, and further recordings of his songs began to appear, including ‘Part Of Me’ (Suzy Bogguss), ‘I Used To Worry’ (Delbert McClinton), ‘Slower’ (Dan Seals), ‘Standing By The River’ (Oak Ridge Boys) and ‘One Of My Reasons’ (David Slater). Arata also has business enterprises and is the editor of a trade publication.

Talents:  Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



1984 SP NOBLEVISION NV-106 (US) Come On Home / Maybe I'm Over You
1984 SP NOBLEVISION MV-108 (US) Sure Thing / Enjoy The Ride
1986 SP MCA MCA-52782 (US) (promo) Same Old Story / Same Old Story


1986 LP 12" MCA MCA-5687 (US) CHANGES - They Don't Make 'em Like That No More / Sometime Love / Same Old Story / You Bring It All Back To Me / Kinda Like You Love Me Too / Me & The Missus / Easier Said Than Done / Rollin' / Nothing Beats Another Broken Heart / Changes
10/2005 CD LITTLE TYBEE ? (US) SUCH IS LIFE - Such Is Life / Nothing Lasts Like The Past Does / Here I Am / Kickin' And Screamin' / I'll Se You There / Anonymous / Live And Learn / Satisfied Mind / Slower / Night By Night / The Change / Handful Of Dust / Don't It Make The Beer Taste Better / Otis, Johnny, James And Joe / Daddies And Daughters
10/2005 CD LITTLE TYBEE ? (US) WAY BACK WHEN - Way Back When / This Side Of The Blues / I Used To Worry / Angel Unaware / Already Over / Things That Matter More / Long Stretch Of Lonesome / To The Other Side / I Wish Hearts Would Break / Gone Is Still Goodbye / I Got Lucky / Beyond These Walls / May You Find Your Way / The Dance

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