The Music World Mourns the Loss of Songwriter/Producer busbee at Age 43

Busbee songwriter producer died at age 43

Grammy nominated songwriter busbee, a.k.a. Michael James Ryan, passed away Sunday. He was 43. News came on Sunday (Sept. 29) when Maren Morris shared a tweet about her beloved friend and collaborator. “Rest well, my sweet friend,” she shared in the tweet. Busbee was well-known songwriter, record producer, publisher, record label executive who worked with A-list … Read more

Levi Hummon Spreads His Wings On New EP, “Patient”

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Levi Hummon has country music blood coarsing through his veins. With a Grammy-wining songwriting father, Marcus Hummon (“Cowboy Take Me Away,” “Bless the Broken Road”), it stands to reason that the 27-year-old would follow along the same path. “I come from songwriters, so I think it’s in my DNA,” Levi tells One Country. “But I … Read more

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Hit Songwriter Ross Copperman Re-Imagines Kenny Chesney’s “Get Along” For Kids By Kids

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Ross Copperman (“Get Along,” “Woman, Amen”), one of country’s biggest songwriters, is turning his talents toward kids. The country hitmaker has re-imagined 10 of country music’s biggest hits for a new project, Homegrown Country Kids Vol. 1. Ross gathered young singers from across the country for the compilation album to perform country’s chart-topping songs and … Read more

Sugarland’s “Babe” Sounds Like Sugarland Singing a Taylor Swift Song, But That’s A Good Thing

If you, like many people, listened to Little Big Town’s “Better Man” upon its release 2 years and thought, this is a little Taylor Swift-ish, you weren’t wrong. I actually said it sounded a lot like the Red area, but couldn’t make sense of it because at the time, that didn’t make a ton of sense. … Read more

Carrie Underwood Just Announced Her New Album ‘Cry Pretty’ Will Be Available September 14

It’s been almost 3 years since the release of Carrie Underwood‘s record-breaking album, Storyteller, which produced four No. 1 singles. And the country music superstar has now announced she will release the album, Cry Pretty, on September 14. The title track has entered the Billboard chart at No. 20. In a video, Carrie shared, “Sometimes, you get … Read more

Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty” is An Emotional Look Back at the Last Year and You’ll Like It

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Carrie Underwood last released new music in 2016 with the single, “Dirty Laundry,” from her 2015 album, Storyteller. To say new music from Underwood is a welcomed-listen would be an understatement to most fans and the superstar’s new tune, “Cry Pretty” almost serves as an apology for the delay. Prior to releasing the song, written … Read more

Eric Paslay Returns With The Catchy “Young Forever”

Eric Paslay is back and better than ever with a new single, “Young Forever” which he wrote with Morgan Evans and Chris Destefano. Paslay took time to refocus after scoring big with “Friday Night” and “She Don’t Love You” and is ready to get back on the road playing music he loves. “Me and the … Read more

Ed Sheeran Wants Copyright Lawsuit for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “The Rest of Our Life” Tossed Out

Earlier this year, songwriters  Ed Sheeran, Amy Wadge, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac  were named in a copyright lawsuit alongside Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for the duet, “The Rest of Our Life.” Australian songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden alleged that the songwriters and the singers “blatantly copied” their song “When I Found You” and … Read more

This Story About Taylor Swift and Fireball Whisky is Almost Too Good to Be True

When one thinks of Taylor Swift, one likely doesn’t also think of Fireball Whisky. Unless you’re Craig Wiseman, the massively successful Nashville songwriter. If you’re Wiseman, Swift and Fireball go hand-in-hand. During a writer’s round at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Swift recently popped in to sit with Wiseman for a few songs, but … Read more

8 Best Lyrical Turns on Kacey Musgraves’ Masterful ‘Golden Hour’

Finally, Kacey Musgraves‘ fourth studio album (yes, we count that brilliant Christmas compilation), Golden Hour, is here for the world’s consumption. If you start listening to it thinking you’re going to hear the classic Country and Western Musgraves has become known for– you will and you won’t. You definitely won’t. If you don’t head into … Read more

Rhett Akins Describing How Songwriting is Like Fishing is Gold

After releasing a few modest hits as a solo artist in the ’90s, Rhett Akins set his sights on songwriting in the 2000s and has been cranking out some of Nashville biggest hits since. This year, Akins was nominated for ACM Songwriter of the Year after having a song on the country music charts for … Read more