Nashville Songwriter Hillary Lindsey Shines Next to Lady Gaga on “Saturday Night Live”

If you caught Lady Gaga’s second performance on “Saturday Night Live,” you probably saw someone you recognized as a big-time Nashville songwriter accompanied her on acoustic guitar and as backup vocalist. You know that Nashville songwriter as Hillary Lindsey, one-third of the Love Junkies (“Girl Crush”) and co-writer of 10 of Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 … Read more

Sundance Head Performed Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb” with Just His Guitar on “The Voice”

If Sundance Head was going to sing a coach’s song on “The Voice,” no one really thought it’d be one of Miley Cyrus‘ biggest hits, but hey– you gotta stand out. Sundance took Cyrus’ song and made it super soulful and super country. When special adviser Faith Hill asked him to try it out without … Read more

Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’ Features Two Co-Writes With Boyfriend Anderson East

Miranda Lambert’s reveal of the 24 tracks featured on her upcoming The Weight of These Wings double album revealed a lot more than just a few titles. View this post on Instagram Double album. One story. #TheWeightOfTheseWings A post shared by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT First, Lambert is a … Read more

11 Nashville Songwriters We Are Currently Obsessed With

Country music is about stories. But who are the faces behind those stories? One Country takes a look at 11 current songwriters we are absolutely digging — it should be noted: several of these storytellers are veterans at their craft and have been working Nashville for a number of years, but have also scored some … Read more

“Humble and Kind” Takes Home NSAI Song of the Year Honor

For the second year in a row, Lori McKenna walked away from the Nashville Songwriters Association International Awards with the top prize. This year, she took home all by herself, with “Humble and Kind.” (Last year, “Girl Crush” took home the honor, which was a co-write with Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose.) View this post … Read more

Vince Gill, Kacey Musgraves, and Chris Stapleton Take the Stage with James Taylor and Joe Walsh During All for the Hall Songwriters Round

Even though Kacey Musgraves was invited to share the stage with Vince Gill, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor and Joe Walsh, the evening still left her in tears, because, “songs, man. SONGS.” Chances are, most people in attendance for the All for the Hall Benefit Concert in Los Angeles also left in tears, because how often … Read more

Carrie Underwood Says “Dirty Laundry” Evolved During Studio Recording

Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller is packed full of big-time, crowd-pleasing tracks and her latest, “Dirty Laundry” definitely fits that bill. I was immediately drawn to ‘Dirty Laundry’ the first time I heard it, because it was so different, it had such a laid-back kind of vibe to it. Yes it’s a…it’s a cheatin’ song this is … Read more

6 Songs You Didn’t Know Were (Co-)Written By Florida Georgia Line

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of country duo Florida Georgia Line are known for their hit songs and catchy lyrics — but did you know they also write songs for other superstar country singers? Over the years, the men of Florida Georgia Line have penned hit songs for artists like Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell and … Read more

7 Amazing Things That Happened when Cam and Dolly Parton Went to Cracker Barrel

Cam is truly a magical creature. I’ve met her several times and each time we talk, I walk away feeling like her very best friend. Like, at this point, I have convinced myself that we are best friends. And obviously, Dolly Parton is one of America’s greatest treasures, so when Cam got to meet up … Read more

This Video of Carrie Underwood Harmonizing with the Songwriters of “Church Bells” Might Change Your Life

I’m not going to speak for Carrie Underwood on this or anything, but one of her favorite songwriters of all-time has to be Hillary Lindsey. Carrie’s released five studio albums for a total of 67 tracks. Hillary is listed as a co-writer on 27 of those tracks, 10 of those were/are No. 1 hits. That … Read more

Little Big Town Live at ‘Front and Center’

GRAMMY Award winners and three-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town and long-time songwriting collaborators and friends, Hillary Lindsey (“Jesus Take The Wheel” – Carrie Underwood), Natalie Hemby (“Downtown” – Lady Antebellum), Liz Rose (“Teardrops On My Guitar” – Taylor Swift), and McKenna took the stage for “Front and Center” as a part … Read more

Rhett Atkins and Cole Swindell Win CMA Triple Play Songwriters Awards

The Country Music Association (CMA) recently honored songwriters at the Sixth Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon. Rhett Atkins and Cole Swindell were among attendees and both were recipients of CMA’s Triple Play Award. Other songwriter members of CMA were joined by representatives of some of the most successful publishers in Music City. Recognizing excellence is central to CMA’s … Read more