“Nothin’ Like You,” Dan + Shay’s No. 1 hit was one of the top five songs of the year and Luke Bryan’s “Kick The Dust Up” was award-winning, as were Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns” and “Smoke Break.” DeStefano co-wrote “Nothin’ Like You” and “Kick the Dust Up” with ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, Ashley Gorley.
“Little Toy Guns” and “Smoke Break” were co-writes with Hillary Lindsey (and Underwood) and before the awards, DeStefano told us a fun little fact about the latter– it was almost something completely different.
“We wrote that and we were literally taking a coffee break when we wrote that song and ‘coffee break’ did not sound like nearly as good of a title,” he said.
And we couldn’t agree more.
And now, every single time we listen to the song we will think of coffee break.