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24 Can’t Miss Red Carpet Looks From BMI Country Awards

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The stars came out Tuesday night (Nov. 13) to honor top songwriters at the BMI Country Awards. The event, held the night before the CMA Awards, honors songwriters and the top songs of the year at a formal gala where music, drinks and fun are flowing. [RELATED: Kenny Chesney, David Lee Murphy, Thomas Rhett Take … Read more

6 Nashville Songwriters Singing Songs They Wrote For Other People

It’s no secret that Nashville is a town made up of songwriters. On almost any given night you can walk into any venue boasting live music and probably listen to a songwriter with a least a No. 1 hit to their credit, if not some other huge award. Hearing songwriters sing those hits others made … Read more

Miranda Lambert Celebrates the Success of ‘The Weight of These Wings’ by Singing With 14 of Her Favorite Songwriters

To Miranda Lambert, music is medicine. So it stands to reason that the songwriters that distribute their music are our doctors—Doctors of our hearts and minds and souls, who have the power to heal us with their words.When Lambert, who holds songwriters in a high regard, took the stage for the “Front and Center CMA … Read more

Carrie Underwood is Being Sued for Song Theft by a Pair of Canadian Songwriters Claiming They Wrote “Something in the Water”

In 2014, Carrie Underwood released “Something in the Water” prior to taking a bit of maternity leave to much commercial success and critical acclaim. The song won Underwood a GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance and was atop Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart for 7 weeks. It also sat at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot … Read more

Dolly Parton is the Only Co-Writer on Miley Cyrus’ New Album

Dolly Parton has 43 studio albums to her credit. She’s sold over 100 million albums worldwide and can only be described as legendary. Over the years, Parton has written most songs on all of her albums and she’s written a lot of them by herself or with a select handful of others. This is the … Read more

Are (Current) Female Country Music Songwriters Better Than Their Male Counterparts or Just More Vulnerable?

Throughout the last decade, if you were a female country music singer and your last name wasn’t Swift, Underwood or Lambert, you probably weren’t going to hear yourself on the radio. In the last couple of years, if you aren’t Carrie Underwood, you probably weren’t going to hear yourself on the radio. In 2015, thanks … Read more

You Gotta Watch Jason Aldean Sing “Lights Come On” With Florida Georgia Line

If you didn’t know, the boys from Florida Georgia Line– Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are pretty good songwriters. The duo got their big songwriting break in 2012 when Jason Aldean cut the song “Black Tears” for his Night Train album. Since then the pair has gone on to release 12 No. 1 singles of their own, but they’ve also written a few for Aldean.

Aldean’s 2014 smash hit, “Burnin’ It Down” was written by the pair, as well as the lead single off of Aldean’s They Don’t Know album. Kelley, Hubbard, Aldean and the other songwriters Jordan Schmidt, Brad Warren and Brett Warren recently celebrated the success of the tune in Nashville and of course– they sang it together.

Aldean also celebrated “A Little More Summertime” and “Any Ol’ Barstool” going to No. 1.

Dierks Bentley’s “What the Hell Did I Say” May Be the Fourth Single From ‘Black’ But It Was One of the First Songs He Wanted on the Album

Dierks Bentley is a big fan of his current single “What the Hell Did I Say” and he has been since the first time he heard it. The tune, which was penned by Ross Copperman, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins, was actually one of the first songs he was drawn to for his Black album. … Read more

Carrie Underwood’s “Smoke Break” Was Almost “Coffee Break”

Chris DeStefano had a really good year. The hit songwriter was one of the big winners of the night at 54th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards as four of his songs were given honors. “Nothin’ Like You,” Dan + Shay’s No. 1 hit was one of the top five songs of the year and Luke … Read more

54th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards Full List of Winners

During the 54th Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, songwriters and artists gathered at the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman Auditorium to celebrate the year’s best in song and songwriters. Hit songwriter Ashley Gorley took home ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year and the audience was treated to a Trace Adkins performance of … Read more

Nashville Songwriter Hillary Lindsey Shines Next to Lady Gaga on “Saturday Night Live”

If you caught Lady Gaga’s second performance on “Saturday Night Live,” you probably saw someone you recognized as a big-time Nashville songwriter accompanied her on acoustic guitar and as backup vocalist. You know that Nashville songwriter as Hillary Lindsey, one-third of the Love Junkies (“Girl Crush”) and co-writer of 10 of Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 … Read more

Sundance Head Performed Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” with Just His Guitar on “The Voice”

If Sundance Head was going to sing a coach’s song on “The Voice,” no one really thought it’d be one of Miley Cyrus‘ biggest hits, but hey– you gotta stand out. Sundance took Cyrus’ song and made it super soulful and super country. When special adviser Faith Hill asked him to try it out without … Read more