Troy Seals

Troy Harold Seals (born November 16, 1938, in Bighill, Madison County, Kentucky, United States) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

He is a member of the prominent Seals family of musicians that includes Jim Seals (of Seals and Crofts) and Dan Seals (of England Dan & John Ford Coley) and Brady Seals (Little Texas and Hot Apple Pie). During the 1970s, Seals recorded with Lonnie Mack and Doug Kershaw and although he made two albums of his own, he is best known as a songwriter. His compositions have been recorded by artists such as Eric Clapton, Nancy Sinatra, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Hank Williams Jr., Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Levon Helm, and Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes," that Troy co-wrote with Max D. Barnes.

Seals has played guitar on numerous sessions for recording stars and has collaborated on compositions with Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Will Jennings and others. He has had three co-written compositions nominated for the Country Music Association "Song of the Year" award: "Seven Spanish Angels" (1985), "Lost in the Fifties Tonight" (1986), and "If You Ever Have Forever In Mind" (1999). He also co-wrote L.A. Lady for the New Riders of the Purple Sage, along with Will Jennings and Donald Clint Goodman.

In recognition of his successful career, Seals was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 16, 1938 (Bighill)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, electric guitar

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 16241 10/30/1972 Rockin' chair Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16242 10/30/1972 City stars-1 Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16243 10/31/1972 Now that I'm without you Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16244 10/31/1972 The time I love you the most Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16245 10/31/1972 Sweet lovin' woman Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16246 11/1/1972 Caddo queen Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16247 11/1/1972 L.A. lady-1 Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16248 11/2/1972 Lay back Billy Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16249 11/2/1972 We had it all-1 Billy Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16250 11/2/1972 Drift away-1 Billy Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16266 11/3/1972 Eddie's song Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  
Decca L 16267 11/3/1947 Country livin' Dobie Gray instrumentalist, guitar, electric guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Seals, Troy," accessed August 12, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209232.

Seals, Troy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209232.

"Seals, Troy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 12 August 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209232

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