Lee Ann Womack, Dierks Bentley Shine at the 56th Annual ASCAP Awards

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It was a night of stars and songwriters as country music’s brightest stars walked the red carpet at the ASCAP Country Music Awards Monday night (Nov. 12). Held at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, the award show brought out top artists and songwriters. The 2018 ASCAP Awards honor country music’s top songwriters and the most … Read more

Cole Swindell Dedicates “The Ones Who Got Me Here” to Everyone Who’s Ever Helped Him

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After releasing his third studio album, All of It, on Aug. 17, Cole Swindell is getting personal about the track, “The Ones Who Got Mere Here.” In a track by track video, Cole digs deep into the standout track exclusively for One Country readers, where he dedicates the tune to his country music family and everyone … Read more

Ashley Gorley Has Written 35 No.1 Singles and Is Still Surprised to Hear His Songs on the Radio

It was a historic night for Nashville songwriter Ashley Gorley at the 55th Annual ASCAP Country Awards. For the fourth consecutive year and fifth time overall the hit-maker was named Songwriter of the Year.

The award comes after nine No. 1 hits for Gorley this year, including Carrie Underwood hit “Dirty Laundry,” Jon Pardi’s “Dirt On My Boots,” Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” and Blake Shelton’s “A Guy With A Girl.”

Before accepting the award we asked Gorley what it was like to be honored with the award for the fifth time and he said it’s always a surprise, but he also said it’s a surprise every single time he hears one of his songs on the radio– a guy with 35 No. 1 hits in his career (and countless other cuts and Top 10 hits) is still surprised to hear his songs on the radio? Yes.

“It’s always surprising, you can sense throughout the year how many songs you have out, so you can kind of figure out if you’re maybe in the running for it…it’s always surprising that people keep recording these things…they’re all surprising every time we hear them on the radio, I’m like ‘whoa, I can’t believe someone recorded this.'”

10 ‘Songs I Wish I’d Written’ Awards Handed Out by Nashville Songwriters International

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) recently held its Annual NSAI Awards at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala where awards for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Songwriter-Artist of the Year and 10 Songs I Wish I’d Written were handed out. As previously announced, Hillary Lindsey, Clint Lagerberg and Steven Lee Olsen … Read more

Brad Paisley Earns His 24th No. 1 Song With “Today”

Brad Paisley has topped the charts 24 times. “Today” took the top slot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. The tune was penned by Brad, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley. That makes it the 21st song that Brad has penned that has gone No. 1. Concurrently, Jon Pardi’s “Dirt On My Boots” has hit the top … Read more