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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David Hodges

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 “My Immortal” (Evanescence), “A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri for Twilight), “Because of You” (Kelly Clarkson), “Dear Hate” (Maren Morris and Vince Gill), “See You Again” (Carrie Underwood), and most recently “Miss Me More” (Kelsea Ballerini).

 

David has had other songs released by Keith Urban, Daughtry, Jason Mraz, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink 182, Ben Rector, Betty Who, Devin Dawson, Switchfoot, and many others.

 

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#1 SONGS
  • “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
Other Songs:
  • “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

Other cuts by: Rascal Flatts, Katharine McPhee, David Cook, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink 182, Kelsea Ballerini, Anastacia, Delta Goodrem, Nickelback, Switchfoot, Celine Dion, Train, and many more.

 

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Jessi Alexander

 

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Ross Copperman

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 18 #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 Dierks Bentley, 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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#1 SONGS

  • “Love Someone” – Brett Eldredge
  • “Love Ain’t” – Eli Young Band
  • “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

 

  • “Tip Of My Tongue” – Current Kenny Chesney single
  • “Living” – Current Dierks Bentley single
  • “Catch” – Current Brett Young 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

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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#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
  • “I Melt” – Rascal Flatts

 

  •  “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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Lee Thomas Miller

Lee has charted 15-years-worth of chart singles with 7 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)

 

#1 SONGS
  • “The Impossible” – Joe Nichols
  • “I Just Wanna Be Mad” – Terri Clark
  • “The World” – Brad Paisley
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins
      • 2008 NSAI award for Song of the Year
      • 2009 ASCAP Song of the Year
  • “I’m Still A Guy” – Brad Paisley
  • “Southern Girl” – Tim McGraw
  • “Perfect Storm” – Brad Paisley

 

TOP 10 SONGS
  • “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
  • “Crushin’ It” – Brad Paisley
  • “Jesus In Disguise” – Brandon Heath
  • “Just A Girl” – Brandon Heath
  • “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne

 

  • “Thought About You” – Current Tim McGraw release
  • “Shoot Me Straight” – Brothers Osborne
  • “Whiskey & You” – Chris Stapleton
      • 2018 ACM nomination for Song of the Year

 

Other cuts by: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, 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

 

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Kelley Lovelace

 

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Wynn Varble

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

Other cuts by:  Jon Pardi, Lee Ann Womack,  Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, The Kinleys, Chris LeDoux, Mark Chesnutt, Sammy Kershaw

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Allen Shamblin

Allen Shamblin was born in Tennessee and grew up in Huffman, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Houston. After graduating with a Marketing degree from Sam Houston State University, Allen moved to Austin, Texas, where he worked as a real -estate appraiser by day and honed his songwriting skills by night.  In August of 1987, Allen moved to Nashville, with 14 completed songs.  His “story songs” with vivid detail and honest, earthy lyrics quickly caught the ear of the Nashville music establishment.

 

In 1989, it was Randy Travis’ #1 version of He Walked On Water, which brought Allen to the forefront of the songwriting community seemingly “overnight.” This began a string of award winning songs throughout the 1990’s and on into the new millennium such as “Walk On Faith” by Mike Reid, “In This Life” by Collin Raye, “Thinkin’ Problem” by David Ball, “Life’s A Dance” by John Michael Montgomery, “We Were In Love” by Toby Keith, “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Mark Wills, “Live, Laugh, Love” by Clay Walker, “Where The Blacktop Ends” by Keith Urban and Dove Award winner “It’s In God’s Hands Now” by Anointed. “I Can’t Make You Love Me,“a song co-written with Mike Reid and recorded by Bonnie Raitt was nominated for a Grammy Award and voted the #8 song of “The 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time” in the August 2000 issue of Mojo Magazine

 

Allen has also co-authored two children’s books “Don’t Laugh At Me” and “A Chance To Shine” with his friend and co-writer, Steve Seskin. “Don’t Laugh At Me” has been translated into several languages and is being used by teachers throughout the United States and other parts of the world as an aid against bullying.

 

Allen has had more than 100 songs recorded by artists in several genres of music.  He currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife Lori and their three children on a small farm with 3 horses, 2 burros, 1 Texas Longhorn steer, 5 goats, 1 rooster and too many dogs and cats.

 

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#1 SONGS

 

  • “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

 

Other cuts by:  The Judds, Patty Loveless, Anointed, Steve Wariner, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Ricky Van Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Mike Reid, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Neal McCoy, Dan Seals

 

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Casey Beathard

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

 

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