Josh Kear

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 14 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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#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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Kelley Lovelace

 

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Liz Rose

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.”

 

TO BOOK LIZ, PLEASE CONTACT US: info@songwritercity.com

 

 

#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” – Carrie Underwood

 

  • “It All Come Out In The Wash” – Current Miranda Lambert 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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Chris DeStefano

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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#1 Songs

  • “Eyes On You” – Chase Rice
  • “Kiss Somebody” – Morgan Evans
  • “Losing Sleep” – Chris Young
  • “Something In The Water” – Carrie Underwood (7 week #1)
  • “Don’t Ya”  – Brett Eldredge
  • “Little Toy Guns” – Carrie Underwood
  • “From The Ground Up” – Dan + Shay
  • “Good Girl” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Hey Girl” – Billy Carrington
  • “Just Getting’ Started” – Jason Aldean
  • “Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
  • “Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan
  • “Nothin’ Like You” – Dan + Shay
  • “That’s My Kind Of Night” – Luke Bryan

Top 5 Songs

  • “Aw Naw” – Chris Young
  • “Ready Set Roll” – Chase Rice
  • “Rewind” – Rascal Flatts
  • “Smoke Break” – Carrie Underwood
  • “Why Ya Wanna” – Jana Kramer

Other cuts by: Bon Jovi, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Clarkson, Cole Swindell, Scotty McReery, Lauren Alaina, Lucy Hale, David Archuleta, Rachel Platten, Eli Young Band, Connie Britton, Big Time Rush

 

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