Jessi Alexander

Ross Copperman

#1 Songs

  • “Get Along” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Woman, Amen” – Dierks Bentley
  • “Beat of the Music” – Brett Eldredge
  • “Break on Me” – Keith Urban
  • “Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk
  • “Strip It Down” – Luke Bryan
  • “Lose My Mind” – Brett Eldredge
  • “Don’t It” – Billy Currington
  • “Drunk on Your Love” – Brett Eldredge
  • “Smoke” – A Thousand Horses
  • “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” – Keith Urban
  • “Point at You” – Justin Moore
  • “American Country Love Song” – Jake Owen
  • “Confession” – Florida Georgia Line
  • “I Know Somebody” – LoCash
  • “Wanna Be That Song” – Brett Eldredge

Top 5 Songs

  • “Jesus in Disguise” – Brandon Heath
  • “I Lived It” – Blake Shelton single
  • “Tip It on Back” – Dierks Bentley
  • “Pirate Flag” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Female” – Keith Urban #11
  • “Love Someone” – Current Brett Eldredge single
  • “Love Ain’t” – Current Eli Young Band single
  • “Living” – Current Dierks Bentley single

Other cuts by: Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, Thompson Square, Dallas Smith, Eli Young Band, Josh Turner, Gloriana, Darius Rucker, Joe Nichols, Gary Allan

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Wendell Mobley

#1 Songs

  • “Tattoos On This Town” – Jason Aldean
  • “Take Me There” – Rascal Flatts (4 week #1)
  • “How Forever Feels” – Kenny Chesney
    • 1999 ASCAP Song of the Year
  • “A Little More Summertime” – Jason Aldean
  • “Fast Cars & Freedom” – Rascal Flatts (4 week #1)
  • “There Goes My Life” – Kenny Chesney (7 week #1)
    • 2003 ACM nomination for Song of the Year
  • “How Country Feels” – Randy Houser
    • 2013 ASCAP Song of the Year
  • “Banjo” – Rascal Flatts

Top 10 Songs

  •  “I Melt” – Rascal Flatts #2
  • “We Can’t Love Like This Anymore” – Alabama #9
  • Other cuts by: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Gloriana, Lonestar, Mark Wills, Andy Griggs, Julianne Hough, Edwin McCain, John Michael Montgomery, Pat Green, Kenny Rogers

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Don Schlitz

#1 Songs

  • “The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers
    • 1979 Grammy Award for “Country Song of the Year”
    • 1979 CMA Award for “Song of the Year”
  • “When You Say Nothing at All” – Keith Whitley
    • #2 country chart for Alison Krauss and 1995 CMA Award for “Single of the Year”
    • #1 UK chart for Ronan Keating
  • “On The Other Hand” – Randy Travis
    • 1986 CMA Award for “Song of the Year”
    • 1986 ACM Award for “Song of the Year”
    • 1986 NSAI Award for “Song of the Year”
  • “Forever and Ever, Amen” – Randy Travis
    • 1987 CMA Award for “Song of the Year”
    • 1988 Grammy Award for “Country Song of the Year”
  • “Turn It Loose” – The Judds
  • “Strong Enough To Bend” – Tanya Tucker
  • “One Promise Too Late” – Reba McEntire
  • “I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love” – Tanya Tucker w/ Paul Overstreet & Paul Davis
  • “Almost Goodbye” – Mark Chesnutt
  • “Rockin’ With The Rhythm Of The Rain” – The Judds
  • “Daddy’s Come Around” – Paul Overstreet
  • “Deeper Than the Holler” – Randy Travis
  • “40 Hour Week (For A Livin’) – Alabama
  • “You Again” – The Forester Sisters
  • “Give Me Wings” – Michael Johnson
  • “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • “I Know Where I’m Going” – The Judds
  • “Learning to Live Again” by Garth Brooks
  • “I Think About You” – Collin Raye
  • “My Arms Stay Open All Night” – Tanya Tucker
  • “Loved Too Much” – Ty Herndon
  • “I Take My Chances” – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • “Heroes and Friends” by Randy Travis

Top 10 Songs

  •  “Ball & Chain” – Paul Overstreet
  • “Stand A Little Rain” – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • “If You Can Do Anything Else” – George Strait
  • “The Battle Hymn of Love” – Kathy Mattea
  • “Crazy from the Heart” by The Bellamy Brothers
  • “Crying Shame” – Michael Johnson
  • “Good As I Was To You” – Lorrie Morgan
  • “I Love Only You” – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • “Guardian Angels” by The Judds
  • “Houston Solution” – Ronnie Milsap
  • “Old School” – John Conlee
  • “I Could Be Persuaded” by The Bellamy Brothers
  • “I Feel Lucky” – Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • “Oh Heart” – Baillie & The Boys
  • “Point Of Light” – Randy Travis
  • “I Think About It All The Time” – John Berry
  • “Midnight Girl/Sunset Town” – Sweethearts of the Rodeo
  • “When It’s Gone” – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • “Sowin’ Love” – Paul Overstreet
  • “Cheatin’” – Sara Evans
  • “Guardian Angels” – The Judds
  • “I Watched It All (On My Radio)” by Lionel Cartwright
  • “You’ll Never Be Sorry” – Bellamy Brothers
  • “True Heart” – The Oak Ridge Boys
  • “Richest Man On Earth” – Paul Overstreet
  • “Satisfy You” by Sweethearts of the Rodeo
  • “The River & The Highway” – Pam Tillis
  • “Long Shot” – Baillie & The Boys
  • “Say What’s In Your Heart” – Restless Heart
  • “True Heart” – The Oak Ridge Boys
  • “She Deserves You” – Baillie & The Boys
  • “Why They Call It Falling” by Lee Ann Womack
  • “Long Shot” by Baillie & the Boys

And MORE!

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Rhett Akins

#1 Songs

  • “Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi
  • “Boys Round Here” – Blake Shelton
  • “Hey Girl” – Billy Currington
  • “Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton
  • “Small Town Boy” – Dustin Lynch
  • “Get Me Some Of That” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Tonight Looks Good On You” – Jason Aldean
  • “I Know Somebody” – LoCash
  • “Young & Crazy” – Frankie Ballard
  • “Star Of The Show” – Thomas Rhett
  • “Ready Set Roll” – Chase Rice
  • “Mind Reader” – Dustin Lynch
  • “Take A Back Road” – Rodney Atkins
  • “Just Getting’ Started” – Jason Aldean
  • “I Don’t Want This Night To End” – Luke Bryan
  • “It Goes Like This” – Thomas Rhett
  • “When She Says Baby” – Jason Aldean
  • “All About Tonight” – Blake Shelton
  • “All Over Me” – Josh Turner
  • “Gimmie That Girl” – Joe Nichols
  • “Huntin’, Fishin’, & Lovin’ Every Day” – Luke Bryan
  • “Put a Girl In It” – Brooks & Dunn
  • “Point At You” – Justin Moore
  • “I Can Take It From There” – Chris Young
  • “Don’t Get Me Started” – Rhett Akins
  • “That Ain’t My Truck” – Rhett Akins

Top 5 Songs

  • “Farmer’s Daughter” – Rodney Atkins
  • “I Lived It” – Blake Shelton
  • “Parking Lot Party” – Lee Brice
  • “Small Town Throwdown” – Brantley Gilbert
  • “That Don’t Sound Like You” – Lee Brice
  • “The Difference” – Current Tyler Rich single
  • “What Happens In A Small Town” – Current Bradley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell single

Other cuts by: Jack Ingram, Craig Morgan, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Trent Willman, Reba McEntire, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore

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Kelley Lovelace

Liz Rose

#1 SONGS

“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift

“Teardrops On My Guitar” – Taylor Swift

“Tim McGraw” – Taylor Swift

“White Horse” – Taylor Swift

  • 2009 Grammy for Best Country Song

“Crazy Girl” – Eli Young Band

  • 2011 ACM Song of the Year

“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town

  • 2016 Grammy for Best Country Song
  • 2015 CMA Song of the Year

TOP 10 SONGS

“Songs About Rain” – Gary Allan

“Picture To Burn” – Taylor Swift

“Fearless” – Taylor Swift

“Cry Pretty” – Current Carrie Underwood single

OTHER SONGS

“My Love Follows You Where You Go” – Alison Krauss

“Wildfire” – Zac Brown Band

“Every Goodbye” – Blake Shelton

“Better Boat” – Kenny Chesney

“Sober” – Little Big Town

Other cuts by: Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt, Lauren Alaina, Lee Ann Womack, Nelly Furtado, Jewel, Jill Johnson, Kylie Minogue, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn and more.

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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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Laura Veltz

SONGS WRITTEN BY LAURA VELTZ

 

#1 SONGS

“Speechless” – Dan + Shay

“I Could Use A Love Song” – Maren Morris

“Drunk Last Night” – Eli Young Band

“Lonely Eyes” – Chris Young

 

 

TOP 5 SONGS

“Rich” – Maren Morris #2

 

 

OTHER SONGS

“There’s A Girl” – Trent Harmon

“Live Forever” – Kane Brown

“One Way” – Dierks Bentely

“Weed, Whiskey & Willie” – Brothers Osborne

“Keeping Score” – Dan + Shay

“To A T” – Ryan Hurd

“We Went To The Beach” – Little Big Town

 

 

Additional cuts by: Devin Dawson, Maddie & Tae, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, The Cadillac Three, Reba McEntire and more

 

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Nashville Is Songwriter City

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I’ve been in the music industry for over 25 years and have seen every type of show and performance. From my time working at record labels traveling around the country, I’ve witnessed the biggest artists in music, the newest emerging acts, and everything in between. There are so many incredible performances that come to mind and each stand out for different reasons, but on a whole, there is nothing that compares to the experience of a well-executed songwriter round.

If you’ve been to songwriter rounds, occasionally called “guitar pulls,” you are likely nodding your head in agreement. For those of you unfamiliar with these special songwriter events, they are typically a group of 2 to 5 songwriters who gather together to swap stories, tell jokes, describe how their songs came to life, and then perform those songs acoustically. It’s an intimate look behind the music.

It’s common to think that singles heard on the radio from top artists were written by them personally, and while some recording artists are also songwriters, many do not solely write their own material (and some not at all). They seek out songs from the amazing pool of songwriting talent that makes up Music City, which is not only the home of many genres of music but is essentially the songwriting capital of the world. This fact has been nicely portrayed on ABC’s television series Nashville, as well as in many articles, features, and videos over the years.

You would be hard-pressed to find a more engaging and honest form of entertainment than songwriter rounds. It’s true not every songwriter is wired for the stage, but when you combine extraordinarily talented writers who love telling stories and entertaining a crowd, the environment is nothing short of magical. You’ll laugh, you may cry, and you’ll be thoroughly entertained by Nashville’s brightest behind the music stars. You hear it so many times, but it all really does start with the song and songwriters are the core creative force behind everything you hear.

If you’re ever planning a visit to Nashville and looking for the best places to locate a songwriter night, start at the Bluebird Cafe and also see what’s happening at The Listening Room, 3rd & Lindsley, Puckett’s, The Commodore Lounge, and Douglas Corner. If you happen to be searching for the best songwriter entertainment for a corporate, seminar, convention, or other private event, you should check out something I’m involved with – Songwriter City. We partner with the very best songwriters and customize round-type shows to meet specific needs and budgets. It’s the ultimate authentic music experience from Music City’s biggest hit makers.

No matter where you are, make it a point to support and encourage your local songwriters. They are the heartbeat of musical life, not only in Nashville but around the world.