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Songwriter Josh Osborne Celebrates First #1 Hit with Kenny Chesney’s ‘Come Over’

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Nashville songwriter Josh Osborne recently got to celebrate his first ever #1 hit after Kenny Chesney‘s ‘Come Over’ topped the country music singles charts for two weeks. Osborne shouldn’t put his party hat away just yet as he is likely to be repeating this as co-writer of Chris Young‘s current single, ‘Neon.’

Update: For more on Josh, check out this UCN songwriting interview where he talks about writing ‘Come Over,’ and working with Kacey Musgraves on ‘Merry Go ‘Round.’

The press release reveals more of his hits:

On stands now, Country Weekly’s August 20 issue features Black River Publishing writer Josh Osborne with Shane McAnally and Sam Hunt as the songwriters of Kenny Chesney’s multi-week number one, “Come Over.” Certified Gold in just over nine weeks, “Come Over” is the fastest Gold single certification in Chesney’s career and the first number one for Osborne.

In addition to “Come Over,” Josh also co-wrote Chris Young’s current single, “Neon,” and the Lost Trailers’ single, “American Beauty.” On August 2, “American Beauty” was featured during a Late Night In London montage celebrating American gymnast and gold medalist Gabby Douglas. Josh Osborne, Mason Douglas and Matt Jenkins specifically tailored the lyrics for the segment honoring Gabby on Dial Global Sports, the exclusive national radio broadcaster for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Osborne’s songwriting has also made its mark in Hollywood. Pop star Katy Perry took special notice of “Merry Go ‘Round,” the debut single from new artist Kacey Musgraves. She recently raved via a tweet to her 25 million international followers, “I love this song/video by Kacey Musgraves…GREAT chorus.”

As well as the current singles, Josh also has cuts on albums by Love and Theft, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Randy Rogers Band, Gwen Sebastian, Due West, Greg Bates and Sarah Darling.

Josh hails from Virgie, a small town in Kentucky near U.S. Highway 23. Known as “Country Music Highway,” the US route delivered many legendary country artists from towns along that road including Patty Loveless, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Loretta Lynn and The Judds, just to name a few.


  • Josh Mullins

    Went to high school with this guy! I knew he’d do good, congrats Josh!!!

  • Norma Jean Boyd

    Good to know that there is so much excellent talent in Eastern Kentucky. That’s where I live.

  • Janelle Murphy Coleman

    Congratulations Josh! You’ve come along way since we used to hang out years ago. I’m so proud of you.

  • Tootie

    Wow, remember this little boy running around the Virgie High School gym during our cheerleading practices. Way to go Josh, congratulations, I know your mom and dad are very proud. We all are proud of you also!!

  • Esther Marie Wright

    Great song writer, glad to hear hes from our community! Love his parents!