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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JT Harding

#1 Songs

  • “Sangria” – Blake Shelton
  • “Smile” – Uncle Kracker
  • “Somewhere With You” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Somewhere In My Car” – Keith Urban
  • “Alone With You” – Jake Owen
  • “Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King

 

  • “Closer Tonight” – Billy Currington
  • “Bar At The End Of The World” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Party People” – Florida Georgia Line

 

Other cuts by:  Rascal Flatts, The Jonas Brothers, Kid Rock, Goo Goo Dolls, Lucy Hale, Five For Fighting, Matt Nathanson

 

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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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Featured Songwriter: Lee Thomas Miller

The Songwriter City Featured Songwriter of the Month is Lee Thomas Miller.

Lee has seven #1 singles including:

“The Impossible” – Joe Nichols
“I Just Wanna Be Mad” – Terri Clark
“The World” – Brad Paisley
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins
“I’m Still A Guy” – Brad Paisley
“Southern Girl” – Tim McGraw
“Perfect Storm” – Brad Paisley

Top 10 singles:

“In Color” – Jamey Johnson
• 2009 ACM awards for Song of the Year
• 2009 CMA award for Song of the Year
• 2009 Music Row Song of the Year
“Nothin’ To Die For” – Tim McGraw
“Jesus In Disguise” – Brandon Heath
“Just A Girl” – Brandon Heath
“Crushin’ It” – Brad Paisley

Other cuts by: George Strait, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Brother’s Osborne, Garth Brooks, Scotty McCreery, Josh Turner, David Nail, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, John Michael Montgomery, Sammy Kershaw, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Travis, Rhett Akins, Billy Currington, Craig Morgan, The Wreckers, Chris Young, and more!

Lee is an amazing songwriter performer, whether it’s in-the-round or a solo show, he delivers hit songs, fascinating stories, and is one of the best at engaging a crowd and making them part of the experience.

Lee currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI), which takes him to Washington DC often to advocate in congress on behalf of composers. He is an incredible advocate and voice for songwriters everywhere.

We’re proud to have Lee as a Songwriter City partner!

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.