Josh Osborne

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Josh Osborne is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning songwriter based in Nashville, Tenn. who has notched 14 No.1s on the Country charts. Originally from Kentucky, Osborne moved to Nashville to hone his craft, earning his first No.1 with Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over” in 2012.  Since the Platinum selling hit, Osborne has received countless cuts by Country’s hottest artists including Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more. In 2015, Osborne joined frequent collaborator Shane McAnally’s company, SMACKSongs, as a partner and songwriter. 

Osborne has been nominated for seventeen awards by the Academy of Country Music, American Country Awards, ASCAP, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, Music Row and NARAS. Kacey Musgraves' “Merry Go Round,” written by Osborne, Shane McAnally and Musgraves, earned Osborne four nominations and won Song Of The Year at the 2013 Music Row Awards and Best Country Song at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards. Also in 2014 Josh was honored by having his name added to the prestigious Country Music Highway which runs through the state of Kentucky and near his hometown of Virgie. RIAA Certified Double Platinum No.1 hit, “Take Your Time,” recorded by Hunt and written by Osborne, McAnally and Hunt, earned Osborne a nomination for Song of the Year at the 2015 CMA Awards and an award for 2015 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. In 2017, Miranda Lambert’s “Vice,” written by Osborne, McAnally and Lambert, was nominated for Best Country Song at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards and Song of the Year at the ACM Awards. Osborne has been nominated twice for Songwriter of the Year by the ACM and has received multiple CMA Triple Play Awards for having three No.1 songs on the charts in a 12 month period. Osborne is currently enjoying the success of fastest selling song to date with Sam Hunt’s release of “Body Like A Back Road.” The smash hit, written by Osborne, McAnally, Zach Crowell and Hunt is RIAA Certified 4x Platinum and held steady at the No.1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 34 weeks - making it the longest reigning Country song in the chart’s history. 
 

 
 

 

Songs written by Josh Osborne

Year Artist Album Song Co-writer(s)
2018 Morgan Evans Single American Josh Osborne, Chris DeStefano, Morgan Evans
Michael Ray Amos Fan Girl Matt Jenkins, Brad Tursi
One That Got Away Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Jesse Frasure
Hilary Williams My Lucky Scars The Day After The Circus Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby
Sam Hunt Single Downtown's Dead Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Zach Crowell
Drake White Single Happy Place Drake White, Busbee
Keith Urban Graffiti U Drop Top Keith Urban, Jimmy Robbins, Maureen McDonald
Kenny Chesney Single Get Along Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman
2017 Morgan Evans Single Kiss Somebody Chris DeStefano, Morgan Evans
Jerrod Niemann This Ride I Got This Rodney Clawson, Luke Dick
Drake White Spark Live Some Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Drake White
Dallas Smith Side Effects Sky Stays This Blue Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman
Miranda Lambert The Weight Of These Wings Vice Shane McAnally, Miranda Lambert
LANCO Hallelujah Nights Born to Love You Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman, Brandon Lancaster
Tracy Lawrence Good Ole Days Good Ole Days Shane McAnally, Chris DeStefano
Blake Shelton Texoma Turnin' Me On Jessi Alexander, Blake Shelton
The Wave Ross Copperman
Darius Rucker When Was the Last Time Twenty Something Shane McAnally, Jon Nite, Zach Crowell
Dustin Lynch Current Mood I Wish You Were Beer Jon Nite, Justin Ebach
Jerrod Niemann This Ride But I Do Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite
I Got This Rodney Clawson, Luke Dick
Jana Kramer Single I've Done Love Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon
Midland On the Rocks Drinkin' Problem Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Burn Out Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Electric Rodeo Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Make a Little Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
More Than a Fever Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Somewhere On the Wind Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Rhett Akins
Lonely for Only You Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Rhett Akins
Nothing New Under Neon Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Josh Osborne
Thomas Rhett Life Changes Smooth Like the Summer Shane McAnally, Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure
When We’re 80 (Bonus Track) Shane McAnally, Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure
Lindsay Ell The Project Just Another Girl Shane McAnally, Lindsay Ell
Lucas Hoge Dirty South Halabamalujah Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
A Thousand Horses Bridges One Man Army R. Copperman, M. Hobby
Walker Hayes 8 Track (Vol 2) Break the Internet Break the Internet Shane McAnally, Walker Hayes
Face On My Money Walker Hayes, Nicolle Galyon
Dierks Bentley The Shack Soundtrack Days of Dark D. Bentley, R. Tyndall
Brandy Clark Single You're Drunk Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark
Logan Mize Come Back Road All Time Shane McAnally, Luke Dick
Old Dominion Happy Endings Everything to Lose Matthew Ramsey, Matt Dragstrem
Hotel Key Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen
Stars in the City Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
Can't Get You Matthew Ramsey, Andrew Dorff
Dierks Bentley The Shack Soundtrack Days of Dark D. Bentley, R. Tyndall
Eli Young Band Fingerprints A Heart Needs A Break Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman
Parmalee 27861 Sunday Morning Ross Copperman, Matt Thomas
Sam Hunt Single Body Like A Backroad Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell
2016 Kasey Musgraves A Very Kacey Christmas A Willie Nice Christmas Shane McAnally,Kasey Musgraves
Midland Midland - EP Electric Rodeo Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Drinkin' Problem Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Burn Out Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Jo Smith Introducing Jo Smith Dance Dirty Jo Smith, Shane McAnally, Jesse Frasure
Queen of Fools Jo Smith, Shane McAnally, Jesse Frasure
Poster Child Jo Smith, Jesse Frasure
Kenney Chesney Cosmic Hallelujah Some Town Somewhere Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan
Setting the World on Fire(feat. Pink) Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins
All the Pretty Girls Tommy Lee James, Nicolle Galyon
Rich and Miserable Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally
Jake Owen American Love Everyboy Dies Young Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Scott Stepakoff
Jennifer Nettles Playing with Fire My House (feat. Jennifer Lopez) Jennifer Nettles, Julio Reyes Copello, Jennifer Lopez, Shane McAnally
Craig Morgan A Whole Lot More to Me Living on Memories Scott Stepakoff, Craig Morgan
Brandy Clark Big Day in a Small Town Broke Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark
2015 Keith Urban Ripcord John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally
Kellie Pickler Feeling Tonight (Single) Feeling Tonight Sarah Buxton, Jimmy Robbins
Jake Owen Real Life (Single) Real Life Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally
Old Dominion Meat and Candy Crazy Beautiful Sexy Matthew Ramsey, Ross Copperman
Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material Late to the Party Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark
Somebody to Love Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Miserable Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark
Family Is Family Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Cup of Tea Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Reba McEntire Love Somebody Until They Don't Love You Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally
Love Somebody Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
Whatever Way It Hurts The Least Tommy Lee James, Brandy Clark
More Than Just Her Last Name Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
Tim McGraw Damn Country Music Top of the World Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite
Sam Hunt Between the Pines Leave the Night On Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
Take Your Time Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
Ex To See Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
Make You Miss Me Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
Single for The Summer Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
Come Over Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
Saturday Night Sam Hunt, Marc Beeson
Lucas Hoge Halabamalujah Halabamalujah Josh Osborne, Sam Hunt
Pat Green Home Day One Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
Josh Dorr N/A Before The Summer Dies Josh Dorr, Marty Dodson
Billy Currington Summer Forever Wake Me Up Ashley Gorley, Jimmy Robbins
Nowhere Town Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo
Laura Bell Bundy Another Piece of Me Let's Pretend We're Married Laura Bell Bundy, Shane McAnally
Kelsea Ballerini The First Time Square Pegs Kelsea Ballerini, Scott Stepakoff
Josh Abbott Amnesia Amnesia Josh Abbott, Shane McAnally
2014 Eli Young Band 10,000 Towns Drunk Last Night Laura Veltz
Dust Jon James, John Young, Kyle Jacobs
Trisha Yearwood PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit End Of The World Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine I Really Shouldn't Drink Around You Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Sangria Thomas Harding, Trevor Rosen
Kacey Musgraves The Best of Me Soundtrack Love Is a Liar Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town Overrated Shane McAnally, Rivers Rutherford
Dustin Lynch Where It's At Sing It To Me Dustin Lynch, Jimmy Robbins
Josh Abbott Band N/A Hangin' Around Josh Abbott, Shane McAnally
Sam Hunt Montevallo Leave the Night On Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
Take Your Time Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
Ex To See Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
Make You Miss Me Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
Single for The Summer Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
Sara Evans Slow Me Down You Never Know Sara Evans, Shane McAnally
Kenny Chesney The Big Revival Wild Child Kenny Chesney, Shane McAnally
Connie Britton The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 1 Lies of the Lonely Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally
Dierks Bentley N/A Ride On (History Channel Theme Song) for Biker Battleground Phoenix Dierks Bentley
2013 Chris Young A.M. Hold You To It Chris Young, Shane McAnally
Text Me Texas Rhett Akins, Shane McAnally
Charlie Worsham Rubberband Break What's Broken Charlie Worsham, Shane McAnally
Blake Shelton Based on a True Story… My Eyes (featuring Gwen Sebastian) Andrew Dorff, Tommy Lee James
Randy Rogers Band Trouble Fuzzy Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park Silver Lining Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
My House Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Merry Go 'Round Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
I Miss You Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird
Stupid Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Craig Morgan The Journey (Livin' Hits) Wake Up Lovin' You Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen
Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom It's Your World Scott Stepakoff, Shane McAnally
Scotty McCreery See You Tonight Feel Good Summer Song Shane McAnally, J.T. Harding
Due West Our Time End of the Road Brad Hull, Matt Lopez
Taste of Your Love Matt Lopez, Trevor Rosen
Billy Currington We Are Tonight We Are Tonight Marc Beeson, Sam Hunt
Kelly Clarkson N/A Tie It Up Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally
Luke Bryan Crash My Party Goodbye Girl Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
The Band Perry Pioneer Chainsaw Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
2012 The Lost Trailers American Beauty American Beauty Mason Douglas, Matt Jenkins
Hayden Panettiere Nashville Season 1 Boys and Buses Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
Love and Theft Love and Theft Runnin' Out of Air Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally
Kenny Chesney Welcome to the Fishbowl Come Over Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
Greg Bates Greg Bates Fill In the Blank Greg Bates, Shane McAnally
2011 Chris Young Neon Neon Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Sarah Darling Angels & Devils Bad Habit Sarah Darling, Shane McAnally
The Boy Never Stays Sarah Darling, Brandy Clark
 
 

Awards and Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year Body Like a Back Road Nominated
Single Record of the Year Drinkin' Problem Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song Body Like a Back Road Nominated
AIMP Nashville Awards Song of the Year Drinkin' Problem Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
2017 Grammy Awards Best Country Song Vice Nominated
AIMP Nashville Awards Song of the Year Vice Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year Vice Nominated
CMT Artist of the Year Awards Song of the Year Body Like a Back Road Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Country Song Body Like a Back Road Nominated
Best Country Song Drinkin' Problem Nominated
2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Single Record of the Year Take Your Time Nominated
Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
AIMP Nashville Awards Song of the Year John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 Nominated
Song of the Year Take Your Time Nominated
2015 Academy of Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year Take Your Time Nominated
ASCAP Country Awards Songwriter of the Year Take Your Time Won
2014 Grammy Awards Best Country Song Merry Go Round Won
2013 American Country Awards Song of the Year Merry Go Round Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year Merry Go Round Nominated
MusicRow Awards Song of the Year Merry Go Round Won