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Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Miley Cyrus, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Puth, Lady A, George Strait, Brett Eldredge, Christina Perri, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Evanescence, Eric Church , Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, and many others.
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The Warren Brothers
The Warren Brothers are highly sought-after songwriters and entertainers. They have written 8 #1 songs including hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”) and more. They’ve also had their songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls. Their most recent #1 hits are “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean, “Every Time I Hear That Song,” by Blake Shelton and “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young. They currently have Jason Aldean’s newest single “We Back,” which is quickly climbing the charts.
Brad and Brett Warren started as recording artists in their hometown of Tampa, FL. They moved to Nashville in 1995 and in 1997 signed a record deal with RCA records. They made 3 albums for RCA’s sister label BNA Records. During that time, they toured extensively as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as opened for many other artists. Since then, McGraw has recorded over 20 of their songs.
The Warren’s are the total package of entertainment, hit songs, great stories, fun and making a connection to an audience.
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Josh Kear is the only songwriter in Grammy history to win Best Country Song three times (for Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away”). He also won CMA, ACM, and ASCAP Song of the Year awards for “I Need You Now,” which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the AC chart and 5 weeks at #1 on the country charts.
Kear has a total of 15 number one songs, including Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You”, Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light”, and Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care”. His most recent #1’s are “Woman, Amen” by Dierks Bentley and “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan, which spent three weeks on top of the country charts.
The long list of country and pop performers who have cut his songs also includes Frankie Ballard, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Puth, Jimmie Buffet, Labrinth, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Darius Rucker and many others.
Josh has incredible gifts as, not only a songwriter, but a storyteller, singer, and entertainer, and knows how to connect to an audience whether it’s an intimate private dinner or a large scale corporate or conference event.
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Lee Thomas Miller
Lee has charted 15-years-worth of chart singles with 8 of them reaching #1 including songs from Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols and Terri Clark. He is a 3-time Grammy award nominee and has won other major industry awards including CMA and ACM Song of the Year, as well as Music Row Magazine and Nashville Songwriter’s Association annual awards.
Miller has scored the last two Brother’s Osborne singles and had a new Tim McGraw song, “Thought About You,” released in October, which will be on McGraw’s forthcoming album. He has also written songs for Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and many others.
Lee is the former President of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) and spends time in Washington D.C. representing and lobbying for the rights of the American songwriter.
Lee is an amazing songwriter performer, whether it’s in-the-round or a solo show, he skillfully delivers hit songs, fascinating stories, and is one of the best at interacting with a crowd and making them part of the experience.
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Awards and Recognition:
- 2003 Music Row Magazine Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
- 2003 Grammy Country Song of the Year nomination for “The Impossible” (Joe Nichols)
- 2008 NSAI Song of the Year award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” (Trace Adkins)
- 2008 CMA Song of the Year nomination “You’re Gonna Miss This”
- 2009 Double Grammy Country Song of the Year nominations for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “In Color” (Jamey Johnson)
- 2009 Double ACM nominee for Song of the Year: “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “In Color”
- 2009 ACM Song of the Year award for “In Color”
- 2009 Music Row Magazine’s Song of the Year for “In Color”
- 2018 ACM Nomination for Song of the Year for “Whiskey & You” (Chris Stapleton)
His songs have been at #1 for 25 weeks and they’ve sold over 60 million records, but Wendell Mobley continues to create refreshing lyrics and melodies for the biggest acts and brightest newcomers. Since making his way from his hometown of Celina, OH, Wendell has had huge success with #1 hits such as “Take Me There” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Tattoos In This Town” and “A Little More Summertime” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.
Mobley has had other songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain and many others. He also has shown his range of talents with other projects including the national ad campaign for Napa Auto Parts, by writing and singing their theme song, “Napa Know How.”
Wendell has one of the best voices in country music (or any genre for that matter), and it’s always fun watching people be blown away by his incredible combination of writing and vocal talent at a live songwriter performance.
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With an authentic heart and distinct style, Natalie Hemby has become one of music’s defining songwriters. The Nashville native has written six #1 singles including Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic,” and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink.”
“Automatic” earned Hemby a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song in 2015. The hit also took home ACM Song of the Year honors the same year, as well as a NSAI Song of the Year win and a CMA Song of the Year nomination in 2014. Hemby co-wrote 10 songs on Miranda Lambert’s latest award-winning album The Weight of These Wings, as well as seven tracks on her 2014 release Platinum. In 2017 she released her first solo project entitled Puxico and opened for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on tour.
Natalie scored two cuts on the #1 album soundtrack to “A Star Is Born,” including “Always Remember Us This Way” and “I’ll Never Love Again,” both of which are performed by Lady Gaga in the film and received critical acclaim. She also has 3 cuts on Kacey Musgraves Grammy Award Winning Album “Golden Hour”, including the new single “Rainbow.” Most recently, Natalie joined with Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires to form the supergroup The Highwomen and have released several tracks including “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table,” both co-written by Hemby.
Natalie has also written songs for Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Amy Grant, Eli Young Band, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Labrinth, Lucie Silvas, and many others.
Natalie’s unique style, striking vocals, and likable personality makes her a favorite. She’s a talent that outshines even the most popular recording artists.
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David Hodges is a multi-platinum, Grammy, and BMI award winning writer and producer. He was a founding member of Evanescence and has been penning hits with and for world-renowned artists for over a decade, selling over 65 million records. His #1 singles include “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal” (Evanescence), “A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri for Twilight), “Because of You” (Kelly Clarkson), “See You Again” (Carrie Underwood), and most recently “Miss Me More” (Kelsea Ballerini). He also co-wrote powerful hits such as “Dear Hate” (Maren Morris and Vince Gill), “Going Under” (Evanescence), and “What About Now” (Daughtry). Other artists who have cut his songs include Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink 182, Ben Rector, Betty Who, Devin Dawson, Switchfoot, and many others.
Hodges has released many of his own albums and EP’s over the last ten years, including three in 2019 (“The December Sessions Volume 3,” “Discrepancies in the Recollection of Various Principles / Side A” and “Side B”). All fantastic projects.
David offers a unique mix of country, pop, and rock hits and is an incredible vocalist, musician, and entertainer. We are proud to have such a gifted artist as a Songwriter City partner.
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- “Because of You” – Kelly Clarkson (worldwide #1 hit)
- “See You Again” – Carrie Underwood
- “Bring Me To Life” – Evanescence
- “A Thousand Years” – Christina Perri
- “Dear Hate” – Maren Morris and Vince Gill
- “My Immortal” – Evanescence
TOP 5 SONGS
- “Crush” – David Archuleta
- “Going Under” – Evanescence
- “What About Now” – Daughtry
- “Distance” – Christina Perri
- “Everybody’s Fool” – Evanescence
- “Hello” – Evanescence
- “Here’s To Never Growing Up” – Avril Lavigne
- “There’s A Place For Us” – Carrie Underwood (from Narnia soundtrack)
- “Whisper” – Evanescence
- “The Woman I Love” – Jason Mraz
- “Haunted” – Evanescence
Established Singer/ Songwriter, Jessi Alexander, is the writer of some of the chart topping hits on country and pop radio. Alexander has penned four #1’s including “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice which won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional #1’s include Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It”. Alexander’s career skyrocketed with her worldwide hit “The Climb”. Miley Cyrus recorded the song and it soon became the anthem for her box office hit “The Hannah Montana Movie” and won the 2009 MTV Movie Awards ‘Best Song From A Movie’.
Jessi currently has the latest single by Scotty McCreery (“In Between”).
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Songwriter, artist, rapper and producer Shy Carter has reached all corners of the industry with his early success. With credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven” to Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Carter is one of the most formidable up-and-coming talents in Nashville and beyond. He is among the writers behind Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” Sugarland’s smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Rob Thomas’ single “Someday.” In addition to his feature on Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” Carter has collaborated with Keith Urban on both “Never Coming Down”and “My Wave.” Named to Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list, he has also worked with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and more.
Music has always been in Rhett Akins’ blood. The Valdosta, GA. native grew up in a close-knit family that supported his musical interests and his desire to pursue music as a career.
One of Rhett’s song demo tapes found its way to the reactivated Decca Records label. Impressed by what they heard, they quickly signed Rhett to a recording contract. In 1995 his first album, A Thousand Memories was released to critical acclaim and spawned his first # 1 single and a song he co-wrote “That Ain’t My Truck”. That success was duplicated the following year with his second #1 single, “Don’t Get Me Started”, from his follow up album “Somebody New”.
Rhett has an incredible 29 career number one singles as a songwriter, including: “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi, “All Over Me” by Josh Turner, “Gimmie That Girl” by Joe Nichols, “Put A Girl In It” by Brooks & Dunn, “Take A Back Road” by Rodney Atkins, “I Don’t What This Night To End” by Luke Bryan, “I Can Take It From There” by Chris Young, “All About Tonight”, “Honey Bee” and “Boys Round Here”, all three by Blake Shelton, “Point At You” by Justin Moore, “Hey Girl” by Billy Currington, “When She Says Baby” by Jason Aldean, “Get Me Some Of That” and “It Goes Like This” by Thomas Rhett and many others.
Akins was named BMI’s songwriter of the year in 2011 and received Triple Play Awards in January 2012, 2014, and 2018 for having three number one singles in a 12 month period. Most recently, he was named 2018 ACM Songwriter of the Year.
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What do you get when you combine one of Nashville’s top songwriters with one of Nashville’s funniest storytellers? Wynn Varble!
He had his first #1 song “Have You Forgotten” with Darryl Worley in 2003 and it was nominated for Song of the Year by the CMA. In 2008, his #1 “Waitin’ on a Woman,” which Wynn co-wrote with Don Sampson was nominated by the CMA for Song of the Year. His third #1, “I’m a Little More Country” recorded by Easton Corbin, was also nominated by the ACM for Song of the Year.
Other artists who have recorded Wynn’s songs include Garth Brooks, Jon Pardi, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, and many others.
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- “Have You Forgotten?” – Darryl Worley #1
- “Waitin’ on a Woman” – Brad Paisley #1
- “A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin #1
- “Sounds Like Life To Me” – Darryl Worley #11
- “When You Need My Love” – Darryl Worley #15
- “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” – Kellie Pickler #16
- “Mom” – Garth Brooks
Liz Rose is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, 2007 SESAC Nashville Songwriter of the Year, founder of a music publishing company, and most recently, Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee. Rose was born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area. In the mid-1990s she moved to Nashville and began writing songs at the age of 37. One of her first cuts was “Elisabeth” recorded by Billy Gilman in 2001. In 2003, Gary Allan took Rose’s “Songs About Rain” into the country Top 10.
A frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift’s, Rose co-wrote 16 songs with Swift, including the #1 crossover hits “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “You Belong With Me” (which won the 2010 BMI Award for Song of the Year), “Tim McGraw” and “White Horse” (which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Country Song).
Rose was the recipient of the 2012 ACM Award for Song of the Year in honor of Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.” In 2015, she won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association awards and won the Grammy for Best Country Song for co-writing “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town. “Girl Crush” was written with Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, and collectively they call themselves The Love Junkies. Most recently the trio collaborated on Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty.” She has also penned songs for many other artists including Tim McGraw, Dan and Shay, Alison Krauss, Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
Liz Rose is not only a songwriter, but a successful publisher. Rose began as a publisher before signing her first songwriting deal with Jody Williams Music. In 2010, Rose launched Liz Rose Music with her son Scott Ponce as a home for burgeoning songwriters. The company’s roster now includes Phil Barton, Cameron Bedell, Seth Ennis, Alyssa Micaela, Emily Shackelton, Caitlin Rose, with legacy writers Corey Crowder, Jeff Middleton, Stephony Smith, Jesse Walker, Femke Weidema, Chuck Wicks, and Walt Wilkins. The company operates on the simple principle, “Great Songs, Great People.”
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Chris DeStefano is a Grammy Award Winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ and currently residing in Nashville, TN. As a songwriter, he has multiple #1 songs with artists Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl”, “Little Toy Guns”), Billy Currington (“Hey Girl”), Brett Eldredge (“Don’t Ya”), Luke Bryan (“That’s My Kind of Night”, “Kick the Dust Up”), Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood (“Somethin’ Bad,” later reworked as the opening theme for NBC Sunday Night Football), Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”) and Jason Aldean (“Just Gettin’ Started”).
Chris also co-wrote the Carrie Underwood, 7 week, #1 song “Something in the Water”, the third longest running female #1 Hot Country song in chart history.
Although much of his success has come with country artists, he continues to be successful in other genres. This includes contributing four songs to boy band Big Time Rush’s top five album “24/Seven,” working with Bon Jovi on their album “Burning Bridges” and writing again for Kelly Clarkson, for her #1 album “Piece By Piece.”
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Nicolle Galyon is an ACM and NSAI Song of the Year winning singer/songwriter/producer from Sterling, Kansas. She moved to Nashville in 2002 and signed her first publishing deal with Warner/Chappell in 2007. As an artist, Galyon appeared on the 2nd season of NBC’s The Voice and was chosen by Adam Levine for his team. As a songwriter, she celebrated her first #1 with “We Were Us”, a duet by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. Nicolle also penned, “Automatic”, the #1 lead single from Lambert’s album Platinum, which included 5 songs by Galyon. “Automatic” went on to win NSAI & ACM Song of the Year and was nominated for both Grammys and CMA awards.
Galyon’s most recent #1 songs include Kenny Chesney’s “All The Pretty Girls”, Keith Urban’s “Coming Home” & Dan & Shay’s multi-week #1 “Tequila”, which has been nominated for CMA Song of the Year and has also taken a run up the Hot AC Charts. Last year, Galyon co-wrote and co-produced the debut album Wild Horse from Warner Bros. artist, RaeLynn, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Most recently, Galyon co-wrote the song “Consequences” by Camila Cabello on pop radio. She is also a board member for the Nashville Songwriters Association, heavily involved with the CMA Foundation’s music in the school’s initiative and is the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country Mentor. Galyon has had other songs released by Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Lauren Alaina, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Ryan Hurd, Lucy Hale, Danielle Bradbery, Martina McBride, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, Josh Kelley, Dallas Smith, and Maggie Rose.
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Ross Copperman is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and producer who was a signed recording artist in the UK and known for his song “All She Wrote” which was released in 2007. Ross had numerous major song placements in TV shows and movies such as: The Vampire Diaries, The Biggest Loser, NCIS, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI:NY.
Ross has written 19 #1 songs including “Woman, Amen” by Dierks Bentley, “Beat Of The Music,” “Lose My Mind,” and “Drunk On Your Love” by Brett Eldredge, “Don’t It” by Billy Currington, “Strip It Down” by Luke Bryan, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me” by Keith Urban, “Point At You” by Justin Moore, “American Country Love Song” by Jake Owen, “Confession” by Florida Georgia Line, “I Know Somebody” by LOCASH, and “Setting the World on Fire” by Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk. He currently has the latest singles on the charts by Brett Young and Kenny Chesney.
Copperman has also produced for several artists including Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen among others.
Ross was honored as 2016 ACM Songwriter of the Year, 2016 and 2017 BMI Songwriter of the Year, and recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Double CMA Triple Play Awards.
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Vince Gill once described Heather Morgan’s voice as a combination of Patty Griffin and Dolly Parton. Growing up in Richardson, Texas, Heather was raised on Willie Nelson, Dolly, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Dixie Chicks, and Motown classics.
Heather has written songs for such artists as Randy Rogers Band, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris. She had her first #1 song “Beat of the Music”, which was co-written with Ross Copperman and Brett Eldredge. The song won BMI’s Song of the Year in 2015. These three writers followed up with another #1 song for Brett, “Lose My Mind.” Another Brett single, “Love Someone” is currently in the Top 10.
In 2018 Morgan released her own album entitled “Borrowed Heart” with Grammy-nominated producer Paul Moak, and she has recently added her vocals to records with Drake White and Dierks Bentley.
Heather is also the co-founder of Girls of Nashville, a singer-songwriter show that began in 2014 to highlight female talent in Nashville. The show was recently featured in People Magazine.
Heather is a shining light of a songwriter, performer, and vocalist.
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Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Neil Thrasher has been surrounded by music his whole life. Influenced by both sides of his family, Neil grew up watching his father perform professionally as part of The Thrasher Brothers it was only natural that Neil would do the same.
After a few year of recording his own music, other artist began recording songs he had written and as fate would have it, it was then that songwriting would become his passion. Devoting his career to be a full-time songwriter and eventually being named “2004 ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year.”
Thrasher has penned many #1 hits including “Fast Cars & Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts, “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Fly Over States” and “Night Train” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser”. His latest #1 was “Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean.
Neil’s songs have also been recorded by some of music’s most successful acts including: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others.
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- Lady Antebellum — “I Run to You”, “Hello World”
- Miranda Lambert — “The House That Built Me”
- Tim McGraw — “Grown Men Don’t Cry”
- Keith Urban — “Raise ‘Em Up”
- Tim McGraw — “Southern Voice”
- Tim McGraw — “Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s”
- Collin Raye — “Little Rock”
- Jim Brickman — “The Gift”
TOP 10 SONGS
- Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl”
- Martina McBride — “Love’s the Only House”
- Tim McGraw — “My Little Girl”
- Tim McGraw — “Let It Go”
- Lee Ann Womack — “Something Worth Leaving Behind”
Since the release of her debut album Jamie O’Neal has been impacting country music with her soulful voice and the immense amount of passion behind every word she sings. O’Neal became a household name with her single, “There Is No Arizona,” which set her path to stardom on fire with multiple No. 1 hits and 2 top 5 records as well as many award accolades.
“From a young age, I had a bird’s eye view as entertainers like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Crystal Gayle performed,” she says. “I watched from the side of the stage at the way they connected with a crowd, and that’s what made me want to be a performer.”
O’Neal came to town with her powerhouse vocals and unique flare for the craft of songwriting, which opened many doors and created countless contacts throughout Music City. O’Neal has penned cuts for LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Reba, Cece Winans and more. After crossing paths with Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Clay Walker), the famed producer helped the young rising singer/songwriter land her first record deal with Mercury Nashville, which resulted with the release of her critically acclaimed and platinum selling album Shiver.
O’Neal went on to earn the title of the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist award and was named the Top New Country Artist by Billboard. Two of her four Grammy nominations came as a songwriter, for Best Country Song for “There Is No Arizona” and its chart-topping follow-up, “When I Think About Angels.”
In addition to headlining her own shows, O’Neal has toured with Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and more. She has also landed songs on the soundtracks of Bridget Jones’ Diary and When We Were Soldiers singing a duet with Michael McDonald as well as having Idina Menzel record a song she wrote for the ABC smash Desperate Housewives.
It is a measure of the respect she has earned that after CelineDion was unable to sing “All By Myself” for Bridget Jones, the producers searched country music for its most powerful vocalist and chose O’Neal. The track is again featured in this year’s Bridget Jones’ Baby. When Carrie Underwood won American Idol, a search for a top-flight duet partner led once again to O’Neal and her singing “Does He Love You” together.
O’Neal has appeared on numerous national television programs, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and many others.
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Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster first gained attention as half of the duo Foster & Lloyd (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the Country charts with their debut single), and established himself as a solo artist in the early ’90s with three critically acclaimed solo albums.
Known as a songwriter’s songwriter, his songs have been covered by everyone from Keith Urban and Sara Evans to Guy Clark and Hootie and the Blowfish. His own hits like “Nobody Wins,” and “Texas In 1880” and “Just Call Me Lonesome,” continue to be played on radio and by bands around the world.
While his solo recordings have built a loyal following, they have also become prized among other recording artists. Some of Country and pop’s biggest names regularly mine his works for songs; Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks both covered songs from See What You Want To See, (including Keith Urban’s chart topping versions of “Raining on Sunday,” and “I’m In”) while Brooks and Dunn and Sara Evans mined Another Way To Go for their projects (including Evan’s #1 version of “Real Fine Place To Start”). In addition, he’s written and produced songs for Jack Ingram, The Randy Rogers Band, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and scores of others.
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- “Nobody Wins” – Radney Foster
- “Texas in 1880” – Radney Foster
- “Real Fine Place To Start” – Sara Evans
- “Raining On Sunday” – Keith Urban
- “Love Someone Like Me” – Holly Dunn
- “Anyone Else” – Collin Raye
- “Tonight’s Not The Night” – Randy Rogers Band (Texas Music chart)
- “Three Days” – Pat Green (Texas Music chart)
TOP 10 SONGS
- “I’m In” – Keith Urban #2
- “Just Call Me Lonesome” – Radney Foster
- “Easier Said Than Done” – Radney Foster
- “Don’t Go Out With Him” – T. Graham Brown/Tanya Tucker
- “Since I Found You” – Sweethearts of the Rodeo
- “Everyday Angel” – Radney Foster Top 40
- “I Knew You That Way” – Luke Bryan
- “If I Had Another Heart” – Randy Rogers Band
- Other cuts by: Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Jack Ingram, Gary Allan, Sunny Sweeney, Los Lonely Boys, George Benson, Dixie Chicks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jace Everett, Carlene Carter, The Kinleys, Marc Broussard, Hootie & the Blowfish
Rising songwriter Jordan Reynolds, originally hailing from St. Louis, has quickly made a name for himself in Nashville. Reynolds’ songwriting is a fusion of classic Country and soulful pop. Reynolds scored his first #1 with Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” and also their follow up single “Speechless,” which spent 4 weeks at #1. His latest #1 is also from Dan + Shay with their single “All To Myself.” In addition, Jordan co-wrote the multi-week #1 CCM hit “God Only Knows” by For King & Country. His songs have also been cut by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett and more. He currently has the new single “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber.
Reynolds won the 2019 ACM Award for Song of the Year for “Tequila” and is nominated for two 2020 Grammy Awards for “Speechless” and “God Only Knows.”
Jordan is an incredibly gifted singer, songwriter, and storyteller.
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Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant. He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies.
Among his countless awards are 50 BMI Million–Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs within a 12–month period. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Walk of Fame. In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Bob with their prestigious “Poets and Prophets Series: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero” and the Country Music Association also presented Bob with the CMA Chairman’s Award.
On November 7, 2017 Bob DiPiero received yet another incredible honor when BMI presented him with their prestigious Icon Award celebrating his outstanding career achievement and honoring his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. This remarkable accolade leaves no question that Bob DiPiero’s career has truly been iconic.
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#1 SONGS“American Made”- The Oak Ridge Boys “Wink”- Neal McCoy “Blue Clear Sky”- George Strait “Daddy’s Money”- Ricochet “Worlds Apart”- Vince Gill “That Rock Won’t Roll”- Restless Heart “Little Rock”- Reba McEntire “(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes”- Highway 101 “The Church On Cumberland Road”- Shenandoah “Money In The Bank”- John Anderson “Take Me As I Am”- Faith Hill “Till You Love Me”- Reba McEntire “They’re Playin’ Our Song”- Neal McCoy “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”- Montgomery Gentry “Southern Voice”- Tim McGraw
TOP 10 SONGS“Cowboys Like Us”- George Strait “Gone”- Montgomery Gentry “You Can’t Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl”- Brooks & Dunn “Walking Away A Winner”- Kathy Mattea “Should’ve Asked Her Faster”- Ty England “Sentimental Ol’ You”- Charly McClain “Mirror, Mirror”- Diamond Rio “She Don’t Tell Me To”- Montgomery Gentry “Lovin’ You Is Fun”- Easton Corbin “Anywhere But Here”- Sammy Kershaw “There You Are”- Martina McBride “From A Table Away”- Sunny Sweeney Other cuts by: Pam Tillis, Rhett Akins, Caitlyn Smith, Bryan White, Joe Diffie, Mindy McCready, Billy Ray Cyrus, Aaron Tippin, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson, The Mavericks, Tracy Byrd
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- “Walk On Faith” – Mike Reid
- “Don’t’ Laugh At Me” – Mark Wills
- “He Walked On Water” – Randy Travis
- “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
- 2011 Grammy award for Best Female Country Performance
- “Where The Blacktop Ends” – Keith Urban
- “In This Life” – Collin Raye
- “We Were In Love” – Toby Keith
- “Thinkin’ Problem” – David Ball
TOP 10 SONGS
- “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt
- Ranked one of the greatest songs of all time
- “Life’s A Dance” – John Michael Montgomery
Casey Beathard moved to Nashville after attending Elon College in North Carolina in 1991. He immediately landed a day job at the Country Music Hall of Fame working in the gift show and mail order. He then took a part time, second job, at the Blue Bird Cafe as a cook/bar back. He says ever significant connection a “wanna-be” writer/artist could make, was made at those two jobs.
He began singing demo’s for Hall of Fame writer Don Schlitz, among others, while continuing to play “live” at any “open mic” and for anyone else who would listen. After starting to concentrate more on his songwriting, he had the title cut on Kenny Chesney’s album, “I Will Stand” and then the single “Right Where I Need To Be” by Gary Allan.
His huge hits include “Like Jesus Does” & “Homeboy” by Eric Church, George Strait’s “The Breath You Take”, Aaron Tippin’s “Where the Stars & Stripes & Eagles Fly”, and a string of #1’s that include “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem”, “Don’t Blink”, “Come Back Song”, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”, “Cleaning This Gun”, “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” and “The Boys of Fall”.
The son of respected NFL Hall of Fame member Bobby Beathard, and the father of four children, Casey is a two-time winner of Broadcast Music Inc’s Songwriter of the Year for 2004 and 2008.
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- “The Boys of Fall” – Kenny Chesney
- “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” – Rodney Atkins
- “Come Back Song” – Darius Rucker
- “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” – Tracy Lawrence
- “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
- “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” – Kenny Chesney
- “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” – Tracy Byrd
- “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” – Aaron Tippin
TOP 10 SONGS
- “Do You Want Fries with That” – Tim McGraw
- “Homeboy” – Eric Church
- “How ’bout Them Cowgirls” – George Strait
- “I Got A Feelin’” – Billy Currington
- “Just Fishin’” – Trace Adkins
- “Like a Wrecking Ball” – Eric Church
- “Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church
- “Right Where I Need to Be” – Gary Allan
- “The Outsiders” – Eric Church
- “Walk a Little Straighter” – Billy Currington
- Other cuts by: George Strait, Jake Owen, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Clay Walker, Clay Davidson, Jeff Bates, Josh Thompson, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry
Overstreet was born in Vancleave, Mississippi. Prior to his solo success, he was one third of the trio S-K-O, in which he recorded one studio album. S-K-O (also known as Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) with Thom Schuyler and J. Fred Knobloch. S-K-O charted three singles with Overstreet as a member, including the #1 “Baby’s Got a New Baby”.
In 1988, Overstreet signed to RCA Nashville as a solo artist. His second solo album, Sowin’ Love, accounted for five straight Top 10 hits on the country charts: “Love Helps Those”, the title track, “All the Fun”, “Seein’ My Father in Me” and “Richest Man on Earth.” His second album, 1990’s Heroes, produced the #1 lead-off single “Daddy’s Come Around”, which was followed by the Top 10’s “Heroes” and “Ball and Chain”.
During his songwriting career, primarily in the Country genre, Overstreet has written or co-written 27 Top Ten songs. During this time, he has won two Grammy Awards and also won ACM and CMA Song of the Year Awards (1987 and 1988). Overstreet was named the BMI Songwriter of the Year five straight years, from 1987–91, an achievement on music row that has not been achieved before or since. He co-wrote “A Long Line of Love”, “Love Can Build a Bridge”, and “Forever and Ever, Amen”. Other well-known hits of recent years he is known for are “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney and “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton, which was a Number One hit in 2004.
Paul Overstreet is best known for writing country music mainstays such as “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “On the Other Hand”, both of which were #1 hits for Randy Travis. He also co-wrote “When You Say Nothing at All” which was a #1 for Keith Whitley, and later a Top Five hit in 1995 for Alison Krauss, and revived later in 1999 by Ronan Keating of Boyzone.
In 2003, Paul was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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- “Seein’ My Father In Me” – Paul Overstreet
- “Daddy’s Come Around” – Paul Overstreet
- “Baby’s Got A New Baby” – SKO
- “When You Say Nothing At All” – Keith Whitley
- “On The Other Hand” – Randy Travis
- “Some Beach” – Blake Shelton
- “Forever & Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis
- “My Arms Stay Open All Night” – Tanya Tucker
- “I Fell In Love Again Last Night” – The Forester Sisters
- “Deeper Than The Holler” – Randy Travis
- “You (Again)” – The Forester Sisters
- “Diggin’ Up Bones” – Randy Travis
- “Love Can Build A Bridge” – The Judds
- “A Long Line Of Love” – Michael Martin Murphy
- “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love” – Tanya Tucker with Paul Overstreet and Paul Davis
- “You’re Still New To Me” – Marie Osmond and Paul Davis
TOP 10 SONGS
- “All The Fun” – Paul Overstreet
- “Ball & Chain” – Paul Overstreet
- “Heroes” – Paul Overstreet
- “Love Helps Those” – Paul Overstreet
- “Richest Man On Earth” – Paul Overstreet
- “You Can’t Stop Love” – Paul Overstreet
- “No Place Like Home” – Randy Travis
- “Battle Hymn Of Love” – Kathy Mattea
- “Houston Solution” – Ronnie Milsap
- “She Thinks My Tractors Sexy” – Kenny Chesney
- “One Love At A Time” – Tanya Tucker
- “One Of Those Things” – Pam Tillis
- “Same Ole Me” – George Jones
- “When You Say Nothing At All” – Alison Krauss
- “Somebody’s Doin’ Me Right” – Keith Whitley
JT Harding first moved from his native South Detroit to Los Angeles to pursue music; there, he worked as an assistant to the band Linkin Park, made a demo tape with prize money he won on the VH1 game show Rock & Roll Jeopardy! and was subsequently signed by EMI and Atlantic Records. After penning his first hit, Uncle Kracker’s single “Smile,” JT relocated to Nashville and joined the city’s songwriting community.
Harding has since written country #1’s “Sangria” by Blake Shelton, “Somewhere With You” by Kenny Chesney, “Alone With You” by Jake Owen, “Different For Girls” by Dierks Bentley, and “Somewhere In My Car” by Keith Urban. He’s had other cuts by Billy Currington, Goo Goo Dolls, Five For Fighting, Matt Nathanson, Rascal Flatts, and more top artists.
Harding is the biological son of actor and comedian Jay Thomas, who put him up for adoption at an early age. His adoptive parents, Larry and Kendra Harding, moved from Nashville to Grosse Pointe, MI when Harding was young. His adoptive father worked at a rock radio station in Detroit.
JT is a special talent, gifted not only in songwriting, but comedy and entertaining.
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With his simple yet poignant way of capturing universal feelings, Cole Taylor has quickly become an in-demand country songwriter. Nine months after moving from Cuthbert, Georgia, to Music City, Taylor signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Nashville in November 2013. He had set a goal of landing a deal within a year, and he achieved his dream with three months to the day. Since then, he has been a Sirius XM “Highway Find” with his song “Cold Beer,” released two of his own EPʼs and had two songs reach #1 on the country music charts; “Sippinʼ On Fire” by Florida Georgia Line and “Home Alone Tonight” by Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, as well as a top 30 song, “Stay Downtown” by Cole Swindell. Cole has also had other songs recorded by Jason Aldean, Chase Rice, Jake Owen, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Rodney Atkins, and Travis Denning.
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Lance is an ACM Award nominated singer/songwriter. As a solo artist he toured with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. As a hit songwriter he is credited for the #1 country hit and SESAC Song of the Year “Drink To That All Night,” recorded by Jerrod Niemann. His current hits include “I Called Mama” by Tim McGraw and Matt Stell’s “Everywhere But On.” He also co-wrote “Beer With Jesus” recorded by Thomas Rhett and has had other songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Cody Johnson, Randy Travis, and many more. Lance has made several guest appearances as a background vocalist on various major label records. One of his personal career highlights was singing background vocals on “A Horse Called Music,” featuring Merle Haggard on Willie Nelson’s “Heroes” album. You might also remember Lance from the hit cable television series Nashville Star.
Travis Hill has lived and worked in the Nashville music community for 20 plus years. He was a cofounder of independent music publisher Carnival Music and between publishing and song writing (under his pen name Scooter Carusoe) has multiple number one songs to his credit including “Anything But Mine” and “Better As A Memory” by Kenny Chesney, “Mean To Me” and “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldredge. He’s also had songs recorded by Rascall Flatts, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Uncle Kracker, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Darius Rucker, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band and more.
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- “Anything But Mine” – Kenny Chesney
- “Mean To Me” – Brett Eldredge
- “Better As A Memory” – Kenny Chesney
- “For The First Time” – Darius Rucker
- “Wanna Be That Song” – Brett Eldredge
TOP 10 SONGS
- “Drunk Girl” –Chris Janson
Additional cuts by: David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Jordan Davis, Kristian Bush, Chase Rice, Wade Bowen, Chris Young, Eli Young Band, Gary Allan, Montgomery Gentry
Kelly Archer is a hit songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her songs have been recorded by Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band, Montogmery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Cassadee Pope, and many more. Most recently, Kelly’s co-written Brett Young single, “Sleep Without You” and “Somebody Else Will” recorded by Justin Moore hit #1 on Country Radio. Archer has scored seven songs on the country singles charts since March of 2016.
In 2017, Kelly won the Rising Independent Songwriter of the Year at the AIMP Nashville Awards. She was also named a SOCAN [Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada] Award Recipient for her Top 10 Jess Moskaluke co-write “Take Me Home,” the same year.
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- “Baby Blue” – George Strait
- “Love Without End, Amen”–- George Strait 5 week #1
- “Easy Come, Easy Go” – George Strait
- “Love Happens Like That” – Neal McCoy
- “What About Now” – Lonestar 5 week #1
TOP 10 SONGS
- “You’re Beginning To Get To Me” – Clay Walker #2
- “I’d Like To Have That One Back” – George Strait #3
- “Not Enough Hours In The Night” – Doug Supernaw #3
- “I Know She Still Loves Me” – George Strait #5
- “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” – George Strait #4
- “Watch This” – Clay Walker #4
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Allison Veltz is a multi-genre topliner/lyricist who hails from New York, lives in Nashville, and frequents LA. Formerly an artist on Blaster Records, Allison is now writing full time for others and recently celebrated her first #1 with “Prayed For You” by Matt Stell. Some of her other credits include “Mr. Taxi” (Girls’ Generation) “Dare Ya” and “Doing It Right” (Carly Pearce), “Save Yourself” (Kolby Koloff), “Woohoo” (Emima- Lee), new cuts with Against The Current and more.
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THE HITMAKERS & STORYTELLERS EXPERIENCE!
Hear hit songs from the actual incredibly talented songwriters who created them.
Experience the compelling stories of how the songs came to life and found their way to your favorite recording artists. Connect and participate with the songwriters in a fun and engaging setting.
Get behind the scenes and into the heart and soul of the music.
So happy to work with you. What a treat for my clients to experience an evening like this. I would recommend to anyone looking for unique entertainment. The songwriters were so nice, authentic and funny. Outstanding experience from the day I inquired, to booking to execution. Perfection!Suzanne Kelly Sr. Event Manager
The evening with your songwriters was magical. It was certainly an experience I will always hold close, and I know all of our guests were blown away. Truly amazing! The main event planner shared with me the clients in the room have traveled and done it all. But this was “truly an experience they will never forget.”Jessica Burd National Sales Manager
Event planners, if you are looking for a way to engage and entertain a very diverse group, these artists are talented and creative and will WOW your guests. You won’t be disappointed!Dawn Woodruff Event & Project Specialist
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Southwestern Investment Group
As a corporate event planner, I am always looking for the perfect event. Well, I found it – and it was because of my friends at Songwriter City! If you’re looking to WOW your clients, this is definitely the way to go! Thank you for helping me look like a rockstar!Jennifer Muller Associate Director
Your songwriter show was the perfect ending to our multi-day meetings and conference. The guys blew away our attendees with many long term members commenting it was the greatest event they have EVER attended.Wade Koehler CAE / Owner
This was so very different than watching entertainers put on a show. It was more like being with friends who are sharing something deeply personal and transparent. This was a profoundly special evening.Malkin Makin President
Professional Planning Group
The songwriter’s performance was a pure spectacle of true musical talent. When I hear from our clients that they found more pleasure in listening to the writer’s stories behind what made the song versus hearing the actual entertainer singing it in concert — that tells me Songwriter City is on to something special. Absolutely breathtaking & outstanding! Thank you for the experience!Van Pearcy Principal
Pearcy’s Wealth Services
The balance of authentic stories, humor, and hit songs being performed in goosebump-inducing quality struck a perfect chord with our diverse team. Songwriter City was an absolute pleasure to work with.David Murvin Co-Founder
The songwriters put on a great show for our corporate keynote event. It was both very entertaining and inspiring. The down-to-earth stories about perseverance and persistence in their craft translate well to a business audience. Very well done!Scott Roehr VP Client Relations
To hear hit songwriters perform a song the way they intended it to be heard, where you can see the soul of the song in their eyes and their fingers on the guitar strings, and to learn the stories about how the song came to be, added so much to the musical experience. It was an awesome evening! Thank you Songwriter City!Doug Barton P1 Group, Inc.
Seeing the songwriters perform their songs and hearing the stories behind them makes every audience member feel connected to the soul of the writer. It’s profound and transformational.Bernie Smith Manager, Customer Experience