Josh Kear

#1 SONGS

“Woman, Amen” – Dierks Bentley
“Most People Are Good” – Luke Bryan (3 week #1)
“Need You Now” –  Lady Antebellum  (14 week #1 AC, 5 week #1 Country, #2 Top 40)
  • 2011 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, and Best Country Song
  • 2010 ACM award for Single of the Year and Song of the Year
  • 2010 CMA award for Song of the Year
  • 2010 ASCP Song of the Year
“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood  (5 week #1)
  • 2008 Grammy award for Country Song of the Year and Best Female Country Vocal Performance
  • 2007 CMA award for Single of the Year
  • 2007 ASCAP awards for Song of the Year and Most Performed Song of the Year
“Drunk on a Plane” – Dierks Bentley
“Neon Light” – Blake Shelton
“Helluva Life” – Frankie Ballard
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw (feat. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban)
“Drunk on You” – Luke Bryan
  • ASCAP Song of the Year
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
  • 2013 Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance
“Two Black Cadillacs” – Carrie Underwood
“Drinking Class” – Lee Brice
“Redneck Crazy” – Tyler Farr
“God, Your Mama, and Me” – Florida Georgia Line featuring The Backstreet Boys

 

TOP 5 SONGS

“(Kissed You) Good Night” – Gloriana #2
“Dancin’ Away with My Heart” – Lady Antebellum #2
“Buy My Own Drinks” – Current single by Runaway June
“Never Comin Down” – Current single by Keith Urban
Other cuts by:  Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, LoCash, Charlie Puth, Jimmie Buffet, Darius Rucker, Eli Young Band, Labrinth, Martina McBride, Chris Young, Susan Boyle, Gary Allan, A Great Big World

 

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Tom Douglas

#1 Songs

  • 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”
Other cuts by: Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Alabama, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Sons of the Desert, Phil Vassar, Drake White, The Warren Brothers, Yankee Grey, and more.
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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame:
http://nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com/Site/inductee?entry_id=6466

Jordan Reynolds

  • “Tequila” – Dan + Shay  #1

  • “Speechless” – Dan + Shay 4 week #1

  • “Castaway” – Brett Eldredge

  • “Crystal Clear” – Brett Eldredge

  • “Getting’ in the Way” – Keith Urban

  • “Big Love in a Small Town” – Lady Antebellum

  • “Kiss Me Like A Stranger” – Thomas Rhett

  • “Three” – Lauren Alaina

  • “Placebo” – Devin Dawson

 

  • “All To Myself” – Current Dan + Shay single

 

Additional cuts by: Rae Lynn, Russell Dickerson, Dylan Scott, Sidewalk Prophets and more.

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Thank You for an Amazing Year!

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We want to thank our clients, partners, friends, supporters, and songwriter advocates for making it an incredible 2016 for Songwriter City. Many of Nashville’s elite songwriters gave the authentic music experience for conferences, dinners, lunches, closing ceremonies, conventions, corporate events, private parties, and more! Small groups, large groups, and everything in between. We are beyond excited for what 2017 holds as we bring tailor-made songwriter shows to more groups wanting a special one-of-a-kind experience. All of us with Songwriter City wish you the best of everything in 2017!

The “Why” Behind Songwriter City

 

After more than 20 years working at various companies in the music business, I have been getting asked the question in recent months, “Why did you decide to launch Songwriter City?” It sounds like an innocuous question, but it’s also profound.

Anyone in the process of starting a business should be asking themselves the question of “why?” Mine is wrapped up in my fundamental design and desires. It begins with the “why” I moved to Nashville, which was to be a part of the music industry because I had an intentional desire to work with talented artists and to help them be successful. It started in radio, went deeper with record labels, and then moved into other various forms of business. But my work with companies came to a point where it was more about the business and less about the artist. More about ego and power and less about the music. In an effort to get back on course, the opportunity  came to take the helm into my own hands. I’m a big believer in “do what you love.” So what was it I loved most about the music industry? Songwriters. The foundation of everything artistic and creative. The fabric of talent that holds it all together. And my favorite form of entertainment are songwriter rounds. Those events when gifted songwriters gather together on stage to tell their stories of how their songs came to life, and perform those original songs in an intimate setting. Songs that may have been huge hits for other recording artists. It’s an authentic time of music and storytelling, and with the right combination of songwriters, a profound experience that is unmatched in any form of entertainment.

Time and time again I’ve seen people walk away from those type of shows saying it was one of the best music experiences they have ever been a part of and how special it was getting a glimpse behind the scenes. Songwriter City was born to bring those magical songwriter shows to as many people as possible and provide songwriters more opportunities through private, corporate, and select public shows. That gets me fired up.

So the simpler answer? Because I’m passionate about it. Because songwriters need to be lifted up and celebrated. A new mission has formed from the original desire, but it’s not about me or a business. It’s about songs, music, and true artists. Again.   – Mike

Do you have a “why?”