[01/27/22 - 11:00 AM] "Love, Tom" from Legendary Singer-Songwriter Tom Douglas, to Premiere Feb. 24 Exclusively on Paramount+ The film is based on Douglas' much-lauded 12-minute acceptance speech given at the 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, offering a message of hope to a desperate world.
[via press release from CBS]
"LOVE, TOM" FROM LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER TOM DOUGLAS, TO PREMIERE FEB. 24 EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+
Part Scripted, Part Confessional, the Award-Winning Country Singer-Songwriter Offers a Heartfelt Message of Hope in New Personal Performance Film
Jan. 27, 2022 - Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that LOVE, TOM, the one-man personal performance film starring legendary, award-winning country singer-songwriter Tom Douglas, will premiere exclusively on the service Thursday, Feb. 24 and will also roll out in the Nordics, Australia, Latin America and Canada the same day.
Directed by Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Lennox, and written by Tommy Douglas and Tom Douglas, the film is based on Douglas' much-lauded 12-minute acceptance speech given at the 2014 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, offering a message of hope to a desperate world. Spanning a 30-year career, Douglas shares personal anecdotes as the backstory for his most famous songs. The Academy Award, Golden Globe and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter is known for writing hits for country's biggest names including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Lady A, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Kenny Chesney and more. LOVE, TOM showcases performances of some of his most memorable songs, including "I Run To You" (Lady A), "Grown Men Don't Cry" (Tim McGraw) and "The House That Built Me" (Miranda Lambert).
"LOVE, TOM is a letter of hope to a desperate world. Yes - it's a film about songwriting and the creative process - but really, it's a film for anxiety addicts, underdogs, underachievers, true believers, never-say-die-ers, keep on try-ers, the broken hearted, can't-get-started, optimistic pessimists," shared Tom Douglas. "Austin, Michael, Tommy and I are deeply grateful to Paramount+, Jason Owen, Sandbox, and Sony Music Entertainment for going on this journey with us."
From executive producers Tom Douglas, Tommy Douglas, Austin Fish, Jason Owen and Michael Lennox, LOVE, TOM is produced in association with Sandbox Productions in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment's Premium Content Division.
In conjunction with LOVE, TOM the film, Douglas will be releasing a companion album, Inspired by the Motion Picture Love, Tom on Monument Records. The album features many of Douglas' beloved co-writers and friends, including Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Lady A, Chris Janson and Collin Raye. The 10-song project is out on Feb. 24, alongside the film. The first release off the album, "Van Gogh," arrives today. The song was written by Douglas with Allen Shamblin and produced by Andy Skib. Listen to "Van Gogh" HERE.
LOVE, TOM joins Paramount+'s growing slate of music specials, including the recently released MADAME X, Kacey Musgraves' STAR-CROSSED, THE MARFA TAPES, OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996, and the upcoming Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett documentary.
About Tom Douglas:
Tom Douglas is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and GRAMMY-nominated songwriter. After enjoying a 13-year career in commercial real estate, Douglas got his first song recorded by Collin Raye at the age of 41. That song, "Little Rock", reached #1, earned a nomination for CMA Song of the Year and achieved the Million-Air award from BMI for receiving one million spins on country radio. Since then, Douglas has written numerous number one hits, including: "I Run to You" (Lady A), "Southern Voice" (Tim McGraw) and "The House That Built Me" (Miranda Lambert). The Grammy Award-winning song "The House That Built Me" remained at number one on the Billboard charts for four weeks and earned ACM's first ever Song of the Decade award.
Douglas has written countless well-received songs for a wide range of artists, including: Keith Urban, P!nk, Luke Bryan, Celine Dion, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney, Kane Brown, George Strait, Chris Janson, and Collin Raye among others. In 2011 Douglas' song, "Coming Home" received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song. In 2014, Douglas was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, subsequently receiving a Grammy Nomination for his song "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" recorded by Tim McGraw. Some of Douglas' recent work includes "Drunk Girl" recorded by Chris Janson, which received the 2018 MusicRow Award for Song of The Year. He also penned the song "Dear Hate" recorded by Maren Morris and Vince Gill, earning the Grammy nomination for the 2019 Country Song of the Year. Douglas is currently signed to Sony Music Publishing, and lives in Nashville with his wife, Katie.
About Michael Lennox:
Michael Lennox is an OSCAR nominated and BAFTA winning film director from Belfast. He has directed numerous award-winning films, one of which is the OSCAR nominated 'Boogaloo and Graham'. Michael's directorial debut feature film 'A Patch of Fog' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival starring Stephen Graham and Conleth Hill. Michael directed hit Channel 4 / Netflix comedy DERRY GIRLS, written by Lisa McGee, for which he took the Best Director Comedy Award at the 2018 RTS Craft and Design Awards. DERRY GIRLS is Channel 4's biggest comedy launch in fifteen years and the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland. He also directed series two and the upcoming series three. DERRY GIRLS was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy at the 2019 and 2020 BAFTA Television Awards.
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