Wood was born and raised in Hampton, Arkansas population 1600. He was graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business administration in 1970.
Wood and his wife Gloria moved to Nashville in 1976 to get in the music business. Since then, as a songwriter Wood has written some of country music’s biggest hits, among them are; “BOBBIE SUE” for THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, “TWENTY YEARS AGO” for KENNY ROGERS, “WHAT I DIDN’T DO” for STEVE WARINER, and his most recent “RIDING WITH PRIVATE MALONE” which he co-wrote, and produced for DAVID BALL. All four of these songs have received BMI awards for being played over a million times. Wood also included these four on his latest CD release, “My Roots Are In These Trees”. This is his third album as an artist, including his debut, which was on the Elektra Asylum label.
Irish artist Kathy Crinion discover Wood’s songs, and included five on her 2015 Album, and has three more slated to record for the next project. Another Irish artist Mary Duff included Wood and Kent Blazy’s song “Happy” on her new album set for release May 20, 2016.
Wood produced, and sang harmony with David Ball on “OLD FOLKS AT HOME”, a track on “Beautiful Dreamer, The Songs Of Stephen Foster”. It won a Grammy for Traditional Folk Album of the year 2005.
Billy Dean has recorded “Wave On Old Glory Wave On” a song that Wood co-wrote with Jim Weatherly. On Wood’s birthday September 16th they had the great honor of having the 82 piece Nashville Symphony, and the Fisk Jubilee Singer play and sing on this new song, It was released January 13th on a 38 song multi-artist album called “THIS IS MY AMERICA” www.ThisIsMyAmerica.com