Belmont Songwriting Consultant Pat Alger Tops Hard Rock Songwriters Chart

Pat Alger
Homecoming concert at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, February 22, 2019. Disclaimer: Photo was taken pre-COVID.

Belmont Songwriting Consultant of Curb College Pat Alger and Country music star Garth Brooks topped the Billboard: Hard Rock Songwriters chart on February 6. The accomplishment came as metal band, State of Mine, and No Resolve released a cover of Brooks and Alger’s “The Thunder Rolls.”

The Billboard article shares that “Alger also has a longstanding career in country music and on Billboard’s charts. Among the hits that he’s co-written are fellow Brooks Hot Country Songs No. 1s “Unanswered Prayers” (1991), “What She’s Doing Now” (1992) and “That Summer” (1993).”