Nick Wheeler is a multiplatinum, ASCAP award-winning songwriter and producer. He got his start in his band “The All-American Rejects”, who continue to tour and make new music.
A pop/rock band formed in 1999, The All-American Rejects saw huge commercial success early on. With multiple chart-topping hits under their belt, the band sold more than 5 million albums worldwide. “Gives You Hell” was #1 on the Billboard charts in 2009 and was the most-played song on Top-40 radio that year, as well as the most downloaded song of the year with more than 4 million downloads alone. Other hits include “Move Along”, “Dirty Little Secret” and “It Ends Tonight”, which all ranked in the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
In 2006, Wheeler received the award for MTV Best Rock Video and in 2007, he received the ASCAP Vanguard Award. He has been inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, and his band was included on the Oscar’s long-list for Best Original Song in 2013 for their song “Gonzo” and again in 2015 for “There’s A Place”.
“There’s A Place” was a song written for the 2015 movie of the same title starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore. Wheeler has also been featured on many other movie soundtracks, including She’s The Man, Alice in Wonderland and Meet The Robinsons.
Wheeler’s versatility as a songwriter can be seen not only in his band’s work, but in his 2009 work with Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. Wheeler and his bandmate Ritter collaborated with Cuomo to write “Put Me Back Together”, which was featured on Weezer’s seventh album Raditude.
Currently, Wheeler resides in Nashville, TN, with his family and two rescue dogs where he writes and produces demos from his home studio. A multi-instrumentalist, Wheeler is able to write songs from all genres including pop, rock, alternative, country and more. Having been able to attain commercial success in his past, he is a truly versatile writer who hopes to continue to write successful hits with fellow artists in Nashville.
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