Carrie Underwood Throws Album Listening Party Fit For a Goddess

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With Athena, Goddess of wisdom and war, looking down on her, Carrie Underwood got emotional during a listening party for her upcoming album, Cry Pretty. Taking place at the Parthenon in Nashville, Carrie was every bit the Goddess as she spoke to family, friends and industry folk about the blood, sweat and tears put into … Read more

Keith Urban’s Duet Partner Julia Michaels Shares Her Secret for Writing Breakup Songs with A-List Stars

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Long before Julia Michaels was sharing stages and writing rooms with Keith Urban, the 24-year-old Grammy-nominated singer was working with some of the biggest pop stars in the business. The singer-songwriter has shared writing credit on Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Sober,” and Shawn Mendes’ “Like To Be You,” among others. In an interview with … Read more

Pistol Annies Are Reunited In the Studio and “Sangin’ Some Songs”

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Pistol Annies have been hinting at new music for quite some time and it seems like an announcement could be coming very soon. The group shared an image of themselves on Instagram, in what appears to be a studio. “Sangin’ some songs. #staytuned #hollerannie #lonestarannie#hippieannie,” they caption the black and white photo. While the band … Read more

Dustin Lynch’s Songwriting Process Isn’t What You Would Expect

Ah, songwriting. That noble art that sends hearts soaring, lifts humanity above tedium and morose banality and gives voice to that which is unutterable. See now the artist at his writing desk laboring through sleepless nights over a melody. Lo, yon broken-hearted minstrel calling for a muse to end his frustration. Yes, tis a calling for … Read more

Maren Morris Talks About The Time She Screened Elton John’s Calls And How She Made It Big In Nashville

Everyone in Nashville is looking to “make it.” It is the epicenter of the country music business and attracts everyone from soulful songwriters to people wanting to break into artist management, PR, styling, and sound engineering. So, how does someone “make it.” How does someone like Maren Morris go from touring Texas bars to having … Read more

Jason Isbell Talks About What It Takes To Write A Great Song

What does it take to write a good song? Some folks think inspiration flies past you like a bird; you just have to wait for it to come by. The people who think that tend to sit around a lot and write very little. A good song is hard work; you have to put in … Read more

Hear “When Lonely Calls” By Songwriter Jeffrey Steele’s New Band Sons of the Palomino [EXCLUSIVE]

If you don’t know Jeffrey Steele as an artist, you’re bound to know his songs. He’s penned a slew of hits from Tim McGraw‘s “The Cowboy in Me” to “These Days, ” “What Hurts the Most,” “Here” and “My Wish” for Rascal Flatts. And that’s just to name a few. Steele was also the frontman … Read more

Dierks Bentley Writes a Song for Chris Young to Perform With ACM Lifting Lives Campers

Dierks Bentely wrote a song with, like, 30 other people last week. And then Chris Young sang it. The singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Ross Copperman worked with the ACM Lifting Lives campers to create a song that they then recorded (and performed on) with Ross before heading to the Grand Ole Opry, where they performed … Read more

Miranda Lambert Calls Songwriting Process for New Album “Long”

It’s been quite a year for Miranda Lambert— another trophy for CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, personal strife and a whole lot of songwriting. Lambert’s release of “Vice” is her first single off her upcoming, yet-to-be announced new album– her first since 2014’s Platinum. The album won Best Country Album at the … Read more

10 Songs You Didn’t Know Were Written By Bruno Mars

Pop sensation Bruno Mars is best known for hit songs like “Locked Out of Heaven,” “Billionaire,” “Grenade” and, most recently, “Uptown Funk” (which he co-wrote with Mark Ronson), but did you know that the 30-year-old singing, performing and writing talent has had a hand in penning many other artists’ biggest pop hits? From collaborations with … Read more

8 Country Music Songwriters Singing Songs They Wrote For Other Artists

One of the best things about country music is that the majority of artists are also songwriters. More often than not, country singers get their start in Nashville by finding a publishing company that enjoys their style and wants to pitch their songs to other artists. When an artist goes down this road, they often … Read more