Looking back to the memory of
The dance we shared ‘before the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you’d ever say goodbye
Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island.
While studying for journalism degree from Georgia Southen University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks. Garth to date has recorded seven of Tony’s songs, and “The Dance” won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a Country Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine.