After four years in the making, “NASHVILLE SONGWRITER II: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits” (Baker & Taylor) hits store shelves and digital retail outlets this week. The highly-anticipated release marks award-winning, Nashville-based music biographer Jake Brown’s 45th published book and the second in the critically-acclaimed series. Country music fans are taken quite literally inside the writing room for the true stories behind the writing of 300 No. 1 hits by a collective roster of the biggest multi-platinum country superstars, including Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, and Blake Shelton to Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and every major country music artist and band in between. Order “NASHVILLE SONGWRITER II: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits” HERE.
The first of its kind book series offers songwriters the opportunity to step into the spotlight and share their back stories, struggles, stumbles and successes in 35 exclusive, chapter-length interviews with country music’s top songwriters such as Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey, Rhett Akins, Lori McKenna, Josh Kear, Luke Laird, Liz Rose, Ashley Gorley, Rodney Clawson, Cole Swindell, Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby, Josh Osborne, Nicolle Galyon, John Rich, Ben Hayslip, Zach Crowell and many more. The book also includes an additional chapter devoted exclusively to navigating the music publishing business, featuring interviews with the biggest publishers on Music Row such as Warner Chappell, Creative Nation, SMACK, Rezonant, Carnival, BMG, Tape Room, Play It Again among others.
Author Jake Brown commented: “Nashville songwriters are the unsung heroes of country music, and it was an honor to have so many of them open up about both their own stories and those behind hundreds of No. 1s from classic to current hits that so honestly reflect the real lives of the listeners! Whether you’re an aspiring songwriter looking for advice and inspiration or a casual country fan streaming along while you read about the writing of your favorite hits, this book has something for everyone!”
Watch two amazing stories that also serves as a sneak peek on what to expect in this fantastic book!
Ross Copperman Story Behind Keith Urban’s John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16
Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne Story Behind Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16