“The Wind Beneath My Wings” was voted Song of the Year by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, earning Jeff Silbar the coveted Grammy! Bette Midler and Arif Mardin also received Record of the Year Grammies for Bette’s version of the song. “Wind” has received 7 ASCAP pop awards, including a Song of the Century award, and was recently recognized as one of the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movie Songs.

Jeff has worked with a number of the industries largest music publishers, including Sony Music, Warner-Chappell, and House of Gold Music. He is responsible as a publisher for many hit recordings. His new publishing company, Intunes, just signed writer Josh Osborne, and is listening for new catalogue. Many of Silbar’s songs have been featured in film and television. Recent credits include the opening theme to the hit NBC show ‘My Name is Earl’.

Jeff Silbar’s songs have also been recorded by such artists as John Cougar Mellencamp (“China Girl” from American Fool, triple platinum), Fleetwood Mac (single “Hard Feelings” from Behind the Mask, platinum), and Kenny Rogers (“Goodnight Sleeptight Man” from The Gambler, quadruple platinum), as well as a host of others including Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, Dolly Parton, Poco, Willie Nelson, and Alabama (#1 single). Other recordings include artists such as Johnny Lang, Reba McEntire, Levert, Wynonna, and Blackhawk.

Honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International as Songwriter of the Year, Jeff has earned more than thirty ASCAP awards for their most performed pop and country songs.

Jeff has worked with a number of the industries largest music publishers, including Sony, MCA, Warner-Chappell, and House of Gold Music, and is responsible as a publisher for many hit recordings. His songs have also been featured many times in films and on television. Currently he lives in Studio City, California, with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Garrett and Natalie.

5 Responses to Bio

  1. Hello – I am always telling my younger sister (by 15 months) that she is the “Wind Beneath My Wings.” I love that song, I loved the movie Beaches (I cried all the way through the book and the movie). I think the song was perfect. Who doesn’t love Bette Midler – congratulations to all your success with the song. By the way – I have been a patient of Ray’s for over 20 years now…would love to hear from you. Possibly get an autograph or just a note to send to my darling sister. Thanks, keep up the good work!

    • Jeff Woods on that is crazy.I remember hoikong up with a long time friend, out of the blue, years ago, and then hearing bob marley collection legend’, obviously featuring 3 little birds, and that was a case of a really good time, complemented by really good music.and instances of parents drove me nuts’ too numerous to mention. course, now I realize, that if it wasn’t parents, it would have been something/anything else. the teenage hormones being the bigger culprit I think!cheers.

  2. The 1972 Class of Henry Clay is grateful you and Joe Turley headed to Lexington and performed. WE all look forward to our 50th. In the meantime, let me know when you head to Charleston.


    Thank you for all your words and music that has comforted millions. I am really partial to the writers,they give the meaning to the songs,thanks my friend.Tom Cat Norton (THE ORIGINAL INDIAN OUTLAW )

  4. I slept in your bedroom in 1-67was in your Sunday School class in 1965971, went to Tates Creek HS for 1 day and was in your Sunday om 1965-67School class from 1965-67. Remember your black lights and recall listening to Stephan Stills 1st solo album that night. 1st saw John Cougarv at Denny Cordell’s Roller disco on Santa Monica & La Cienega Blvd. Isn’t the internet a great thing ! Be honest, do you remember me ?

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