Matt McGinn

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Matt McGinn is a Nashville-based multi-platinum songwriter and producer with award-winning music publishing powerhouse, SMACKSongs. Recently named the 2018 SESAC Songwriter of the Year, the Virginia native has had songs recorded by Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, Walker Hayes, Jake Owen, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Cassadee Pope and more. McGinn celebrated his first No.1 in 2017 with Kane Brown’s 4x Platinum hit, “What Ifs” ft. Lauren Alaina, which spent five consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. He recently earned his second No.1 with Kane Brown’s 4x Platinum, two week chart topper, “Heaven,” which earned the American Music Award for Favorite Song - Country, SESAC Country Song of the Year, Billboard Country Airplay Song of the Year and secured McGinn a spot on Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers List. 


Songs written by Matt McGinn

Year Artist Album Song Co-writer(s)
2019 Cassadee Pope stages If My Heart Had a Heart Josh Kerr, Hannah Ellis
2018 Kane Brown Experiment Baby Come Back To Me Kane Brown, Will Weatherly, Chase McGill
Homesick Kane Brown, Brock Berryhill, Taylor Phillips
One Night Only Kane Brown, Corey Crowder, Josh Hoge
My Where I Come From Kane Brown, Chase McGill, Will Weatherly
Teddy Robb Single Lead Me On Teddy Robb, Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Beaver
Renee Blair Single Gotta Quit Drinkin Renee Blair, Kylie Sackley
Single Me Tonight Shane McAnally, Renee Blair, Jordan Schmidt
Michael Ray Amos I'm Gonna Miss You Corey Crowder
Adam Sanders Adam Sanders Anything Like Me Adam Sanders, Tommy Cecil
2017 Walker Hayes boom. Prescriptions Walker Hayes
Kane Brown Kane Brown (Deluxe Edition) Heaven Shy Carter, Lindsay Rymes
The Swon Brothers Pretty Cool Scars EP About Last Night The Swon Brothers, Joey Hyde
2016 Kane Brown Kane Brown What Ifs Kane Brown, J. Schmidt
Kane Brown Chapter 1 Last Minute Late Night Corey Crowder, Ben Caver
Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots Island J. Schmidt, Ryan Hurd

Awards and Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2018 SESAC Nashville Awards Songwriter of the Year N/A Won
AIMP Nashville Awards Rising Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song What Ifs Nominated