- His first published song, "Riverboard Shuffle," written while he was in college, was recorded by Bix and the Wolverines in 1924.
- Among his best-known compositions are "Stardust" (1927), "Georgia on My Mind" (1935) and "Heart and Soul" (1938).
- Author Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, described Bond as closely resembling Carmichael.
- In the 1960s, starred in the weekly TV western Laramie and "guest-starred" in an episode of the cartoon series The Flintstones, contributing a song called "Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo."
- Authored two autobiographies, The Stardust Road (1946) and Sometimes I Wonder (1965).
- 1951, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Song): Winner
- 1946, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Song): Nominee
- Lida Mary Robison Carmichael — Mother
- Hoagy Bix Carmichael — Son
- Georgia Carmichael Maxwell — Sister
- Randy Bob Carmichael — Son
- Joanne Carmichael — Sister
- Howard Carmichael — Father
- Ruth Meinardi — Ex-wife
- Wanda McKay — Wife
- Martha — Sister
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States (BA, 1925); Indiana University, School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, United States (1926)