To say that John Hiatt is a singer/songwriter's singer/songwriter would be a vast understatement. Although his own solo recorded success has been limited, Hiatt has written hits for a myriad of platinum and notable artists, including Bob Dylan, Willy DeVille, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Buffett, Mandy Moore, Iggy Pop, Emmylou Harris, Nick Lowe, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Rosanne Cash, among others.
Hiatt continues to write popular songs for other artists and still tours regularly, both with his band and as a solo acoustic act. He is probably best known for his song "Thing Called Love," which was, of course, a huge hit for Bonnie Raitt. He released his 18th studio album in 2008.