About Jerry Vandiver

Since making the move from Kansas City to Nashville in 1984, Jerry Vandiver has seen his songs recorded by such artists as Tim McGraw, Phil Vassar, Lonestar, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood and The Oak Ridge Boys to name a few.

He scored a Billboard Top 5 single on Gene Watson's "Don't Waste It On The Blues," a Top 20 on Wild Rose's "Go Down Swingin'," and #2 on Tim McGraw's "For A Little While." Thanks to these artists, Jerry has songs on over 15 million records, two of which are hanging on the walls of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Jerry can be heard regularly at Nashville's world-renowned Bluebird Cafe, the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame's Songwriter Series and many other venues in Nashville and surrounding areas. 

He is a frequent speaker at the Nashville Songwriters Association International's  Spring Training, Songposium and Song Camps as well as NSAI’s Thursday night workshops. Jerry co-authored the popular songwriting workbook, "Your First Cut, A Step-By-Step Guide To Getting There."  And he presents songwriting workshops throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia.

For more about Jerry visit www.JerryVandiver.com.

“Jerry is a longtime friend of the Country Music Hall of Fame. His talents have touched many visitors here and his music is an inspiration for all ages and walks of life.”

- Ali Tonn, Director of Programming and Education, Country Music Hall of Fame

“Jerry's music captures the magic of the Boundary Waters along with his personal canoeing experience. His songs have a way of touching everyone in the 'Tuscarora family' – poignant, funny, and sometimes both. We adore him!”

- Andy and Sue Ahrendt, Tuscarora Lodge and Outfitters