Peter McCann

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For the philatelist, see Peter P. McCann. For the British former television presenter, reporter and actor, see Peter Macann.

Peter McCann (born March 6, 1948 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American songwriter and recording artist, who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1977, as a staff writer signed to ABC Music in Los Angeles, he wrote the single "Right Time of the Night", a hit for Jennifer Warnes. Three months later, he reached #5 on the Top 100 as an artist with his self-penned hit "Do You Wanna Make Love" which was produced by Hal Yoergler.[1] The song was an international hit reaching high chart positions in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.[citation needed] His song "Take Good Care of My Heart", appeared on Whitney Houston’s first album as a duet with Jermaine Jackson. Houston’s first release was, at the time, the biggest selling female debut album of all time.

After moving to Nashville in 1985, his country chart hits included "Nobody Falls Like a Fool" sung by Earl Thomas Conley, "She's Single Again" by Janie Fricke and "Treat Me Like a Stranger", recorded by Baillie and the Boys.

Other artists who have recorded his songs include Kenny Rogers, Michael McDonald, Anne Murray, Kathy Mattea, Isaac Hayes, Buck Owens, John Travolta, Crystal Gayle, Ricky Nelson, Shaun Cassidy, Paul Anka, Reba McEntire, Julio Iglesias, Ricky Skaggs, K.T. Oslin, Karen Carpenter, The Oak Ridge Boys, Nicolette Larson and many more.

Over a 40-year career, McCann was signed as a recording artist to Motown, Columbia Records, RCA Records and 20th Century Fox Records.


  1. ^ "New on the Charts". Billboard 89 (17): 46. 30 April 1977. ISSN 0006-2510.