Tia’s landmark song “I Hope You Dance", initially recorded by Lee Ann Womack, struck an emotional chord with listeners and received national exposure on Oprah and through articles in Newsweek and the New York Times. It was even performed at the Nobel Prize awards ceremony and eventually went on to win every conceivable award including the Grammy, CMA, ACM, NSAI, ASCAP, and BMI Song of the Year. The song also enjoyed success in Europe and South America in a version recorded by popular international artist Ronan Keating, and a version by Gladys Knight was featured in the Tyler Perry film The Family That Preys. However, Tia is far from a one-hit wonder having penned hit songs for numerous other artists, including the #1 smashes "That'd Be Alright", recorded by Alan Jackson, and "There's Your Trouble", recorded by The Dixie Chicks.
Crossing genres, Tia has achieved success with a variety of artists including established rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd, with whom she has written multiple hits, including the top five songs "Last Goodbye”, "Was" and the #1 smash "Blue On Black", which not only held the top spot on the rock charts for seventeen weeks but was also the 1998 Billboard Rock Song of the Year. Tia was nominated for ten Canadian CMA awards in 2009 for her work with Canadian artistsJohnny Reid, Crystal Shawanda, and Victoria Banks. Other artists who have recorded Tia's songs include Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Trisha Yearwood, Diamond Rio, Wynonna, Patty Loveless, and Sister Hazel.