This Florida native drove to Nashville with more dreams in his pocket than money. His determination and passion for music drove him to do all he could to put himself in the thick of the music industry. Within two years he was working in the mailroom at the Country Music Association and then FAME Music Publishing as the “tape copy guy.” While at FAME Music, Arlis learned his songwriting craft, along with making many key contacts. After leaving FAME, Arlis got his first major cut on Diamond Rio. Arlis started writing full time, getting numerous cuts on acts like Julie Roberts, Keith Anderson, Jeff Bates, Halfway To Hazard and John Michael Montgomery to name a few. More recently Luke Bryan cut “Too Damn Young” on Luke’s triple platinum album Tailgates and Tanlines. Arlis also had the honor of co-producing his song “Good Morning Sunrise” on Jamey Johnson’s Grammy and ACM nominated album. Arlis saw some chart success with “Won’t Be Lonely Long” by Josh Thompson, reaching number 25 on the Billboard charts. Arlis’s songs have been placed in Nissan commercials as well as the television show “The Voice”.