You’ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungsbut have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs?
Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum country superstars of the last half centuryrecounted by the songwriters themselves. Award-winning music biographer Jake Brown gives readers an unprecedented, intimate glimpse inside the world of country music songwriting.
Featuring exclusive commentary from country superstars and chapter-length interviews with today’s biggest hit-writers on Music Row, this book chronicles the stories behind smash hits such as:
Willie Nelson’s Always on My Mind”
Tim McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying,” Southern Voice,” and Real Good Man”
George Jones’s Tennessee Whiskey”
Carrie Underwood’s Jesus Take the Wheel” and Cowboy Casanova”
Brooks & Dunn’s Ain’t Nothing ’Bout You”
Lady Antebellum’s We Owned the Night” and Just a Kiss”
Brad Paisley’s Mud on the Tires,” We Danced,” and I’m Still a Guy”
Luke Bryan’s Play It Again,” Crash My Party,” and That’s My Kind of Night”
The Oak Ridge Boys’s American Made”
George Strait’s Ocean Front Property” and The Best Day,”
Rascal Flatts’s Fast Cars and Freedom,” and Take Me There”
Kenny Chesney’s Living in Fast Forward” and When the Sun Goes Down”
Ricochet’s Daddy’s Money”
Montgomery Gentry’s If You Ever Stop Loving Me”
The Crickets’s I Fought the Law”
Tom T. Hall’s A Week in a County Jail” and That Song Is Driving Me Crazy”
Trace Adkins’s You’re Gonna Miss This”
David Lee Murphy’s Dust on the Bottle”
Jason Aldean’s Big Green Tractor” and Fly Over States”
And many more top country hits over the past 40 years!