Max Troy Barnes (born October 25, 1962) is an American country music singer, songwriter, studio musician, and producer. He is the son of songwriter Max D. Barnes. He has written songs on albums that have sold over 20 million records. He currently writes for Ray Stevens Music publishing and lives in Hendersonville, TN.
Max T. is most known as an ASCAP award winning songwriter.Artists like John Anderson (“Let Go of the Stone”), John Schneider (“At the Sound of the Tone”), Randy Travis (“Before You Kill Us All”), Diamond Rio (“How Your Love Makes Me Feel”), and Colin Raye (“Love, Me”) have recorded his songs, as have many others. “Love, Me” released in 1991, became Raye’s first Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; the same year, the song received a Song of the Year nomination in 1992 from the Country Music Association. The song did not win however, and the award was given to a song his father, Max D. Barnes had written with Vince Gill entitled, “Look At Us.” Other artists that have recorded Barnes’ songs include George Jones, Jo Dee Messina, Montgomery Gentry, Alabama, Gene Watson, Mark Wills, Cledus T. Judd, Ralph Stanley and Ray Stevens.
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