Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit songs as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" recorded by Pat Benatar, "Don't Shed A Tear" by Paul Carrack, "The Doctor" by the Doobie Brothers and “When There’s Time For Love” by Lawrence Gowan. As a songwriter, he has had over two hundred songs recorded and performed by artists such as Joe Cocker, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, Robert Palmer, Jeffrey Osborne, Donna Summer, Rita Coolidge, Rascal Flatts, Amy Sky, April Wine, Matt Minglewood and Mountain among others. His worldwide sales are currently in excess of 30 million.
A native of Toronto, Eddie has won numerous music industry awards including multiple Junos, BMI awards and SOCAN awards, and SOCAN's prestigious William Harold Moon award. He is also an artist in his own right and has released four albums that have garnered international acclaim and top 30 singles in the United States.
As a producer Eddie has enjoyed success with numerous projects, including the Doobie Brothers' "Cycles" album, Paul Carrack's "Groove Approved", Rita Coolidge’s “Fire Me Back”, Lawrence Gowan’s “ But You Can Call Me Larry”, and recently, Brenn Hill's break out album “Endangered”.
On April 27, 2007, Eddie won Best Original Composition at The Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards for his song ' Everything Love Is ', co-written with songwriter/artist Amy Sky.
As a precursor to a new solo album slated for 2010, Eddie has released ‘All Our Tomorrows’, a retrospective album containing 14 re-mastered original tracks together with the first studio demo of ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’.