Songwriters Circle

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Songwriters Circle: Monty Powell

July 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Any songwriters interview series must include a conversation with ole writer Monty Powell, one of the most accomplished and respected modern writers in Nashville. After years of service to the industry, Powell released a new album, 47 Minutes of Your Time (iTunes US store), which houses his own artistic vision. […]

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Songwriters Circle: Craig Wiseman

April 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

No interview series on songwriting is complete without Craig Wiseman. He is one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville, which would already be reason enough to include him, but also has a deep understanding of the publishing business. In 2003, he founded independent publishing company Big Loud Shirt which […]

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Songwriters Circle: Josh Osborne

April 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

Songwriter Josh Osborne celebrated his first chart-topping hit, Kenny Chesney‘s ‘Come Over,’ last year. It was a long road to get to that #1 party; the classic Nashville story of a 10-year overnight success. Osborne now has more cuts on his resume and co-wrote several songs on Kacey Musgraves‘ critically […]

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Songwriters Circle: Kyle Park

March 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Texas singer-songwriter Kyle Park can speak to songwriting from an interesting perspective. Dividing his time between writing in his hometown of Austin and in Nashville, he has seen the difference and similarities between both scenes. As an independent artist he is also enjoying the freedom of writing when the ideas […]

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Songwriters Circle: Chris Janson

January 27, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I often get the question “What do I need to do to make it as a songwriter in Nashville?,” but aside from the very obvious “Write songs”, there is no easy answer. And there is definitely no easy path. In this Songwriters Circle series, every story has been different but […]

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Songwriters Circle: Marty Dodson

December 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm

For those outside of Music Row, the business of songwriting in Nashville can seem deeply mysterious. The Songwriters Circle interview series is slowly uncovering the realities of life for songwriters and the many aspects of music publishing. Next up is ole’s Marty Dodson, who has landed cuts with Kenny Chesney, […]

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Songwriters Circle: Matt Nolen

December 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Quite possibly my favorite release of 2011 was the debut album by Nashville trio The Beagles. One of the songwriters behind that project is ole’s Matt Nolen, who formed the trio with Rick Huckaby, writing for Tracy Lawrence‘s LMG label, and Ward Davis, signed to Better Angels. With the trio […]

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Songwriters Circle: Craig Morrison

Songwriters Circle: Craig Morrison

September 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

Australian entertainment chameleon, Craig Morrison, already achieved success back home, and now following the example of several of his fellow Aussies, has brought his songs to Nashville. For the next installment in the Songwriters Circle series, it was interesting to compare and contrast the approaches to songwriting in both communities, […]

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Songwriters Circle: Jaren Johnston

Songwriters Circle: Jaren Johnston

June 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Over the last year, I have heard Jaren Johnston‘s name come up in several discussions about some of the most exciting songwriters in Nashville. With a new project from his own band, The Cadillac Black, freshly released, and having recently celebrated his first #1 hit with Keith Urban‘s ‘You Gonna […]

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Songwriters Circle: Granger Smith

Songwriters Circle: Granger Smith

June 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Texas singer-songwriter Granger Smith received an education in songwriting during his time in Nashville before heading back home. With his radio-friendly version of Texas country music, he has found a way to straddle the divide between Music Row and independent music. This put him on my list for an extended […]

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