SMACK’s Kylie Morgan has officially signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Her first release on the label will be on July 26th, with her autobiographical new song, “Boys Girl,” co-written by SMACKSongs Owner Shane McAnally and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman.
‘Songland’ premiered on NBC on Monday, May 28th, becoming the highest rated alternative summer series since June of 2017. SMACK’s Shane McAnally, a panelist on the show, was given the opportunity to work with budding songwriter Tebby Burrows. Together, they transformed her song, “We Need Love,” into a powerful anthem ultimately chosen by John Legend to record. “We Need Love” is available everywhere now.
Co-written with Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman, “Love Ain’t” has officially topped both Mediabase’s Country Airplay and Billboard’s Country Airplay charts this week.
Co-written with SMACK’s Shane McAnally and emerging songwriter/producer Andrew DeRoberts, “Don’t Let Her” is a bittersweet love story “with a lump-in-your throat twist – it’s about helping the next man who comes along to love her right, if something should ever happen to Hayes” (Sounds Like Nashville). “Don’t Let Her” is available everywhere now.
SMACK’s Shane McAnally will be featured as one of three songwriter/producer panelists on the NBC’s Songland, alongside One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, and powerhouse Ester Dean. Read more below for a full guide to NBC’s Songland, ahead of the show’s May 28th premiere.
SMACK is excited to have earned four MusicRow Awards nominations this year. Shane McAnally received a nomination for Male Songwriter of the Year as well as Song of the Year for “Rainbow,” recorded by Kacey Musgraves. Josh Osborne was also nominated for Male Songwriter of the Year, and Aaron Eshuis for the coveted Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award. The 31st Annual MusicRow Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 26th at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.
The AIMP Nashville Awards were held on April 20th, 2019 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. SMACK was graciously awarded AIMP Nashville Song of the Year for “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves, co-written by Shane McAnally. SMACK’s Aaron Eshuis took home the award for AIMP Nashville Rising Songwriter of the Year, and SMACKSongs was named the AIMP Nashville Publisher of the Year.
“Make It Sweet,” written by Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen and Matthew Ramsey, along with co-writers Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi, has officially topped Billboard’s Country Airplay and Mediabase’s Country Aircheck charts. This marks Shane McAnally’s 39th Number One, Trevor Rosen’s 12th, and Matthew Ramsey’s 11th.
SMACKSongs’ Performance Rights Organization Recitation
SMACK’s Josh Osborne has notched his 18th No. 1 with Michael Ray’s “One That Got Away,” co-written with Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Jesse Frasure.
McAnally was given the award at the ACM Stories, Songs & Stars event in Las Vegas.
SMACKSongs’ Shane McAnally has inked a deal with Creative Artists Agency.
SMACKSongs’ Walker Hayes will be performing in downtown Nashville at the Chevy Riverfront Stage during CMA Fest 2019, which will run from June 6th - 9th. More details on Walker’s performance will come at a later date.
Shane McAnally’s “Space Cowboy” won the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Song at this year’s 61st Annual Awards, marking his third win overall. Recorded by Kacey Musgraves, “Space Cowboy” was co-written with Musgraves and Luke Laird. The award-winning song was the first digital release off of Musgraves’ critically acclaimed album, Golden Hour, which won the highly coveted GRAMMY for Album of the Year, as well as the award for Best Country Album.
Writer/producer Aaron Eshuis has earned his first No. 1 song with Scotty McCreery’s “This Is It.” Co-written with McCreery and Frank Rogers, and co-produced by Eshuis, Rogers, and Derek Wells, “This Is It” has officially topped the Mediabase Country Aircheck Airplay chart.
SMACKSongs writer/producer Aaron Eshuis co-wrote “This Is It” with Scotty McCreery and Frank Rogers, and co-produced it with Rogers and Derek Wells. This marks Eshuis’ first Billboard Country Airplay No. 1.
SMACKSongs’ Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, and Matt McGinn were all named to Music Row’s Top 100 Songwriters of 2018, with Osborne and McAnally taking the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
On the heels of her debut single “Easy to Forget,” SMACKSongs’ Kylie Morgan has been named to CMT’s Listen Up Class of 2019.
SMACKSongs’ Shane McAnally earns his latest Grammy nomination with “Space Cowboy,” the critically acclaimed Kacey Musgraves song he penned alongside Musgraves and Luke Laird. “Space Cowboy” is nominated for Best Country Song at this year’s Grammy’s, and comes off of Musgraves’ album Golden Hour, which racked up two nominations for Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
SMACKSongs was awarded Publisher of the Year at this November’s SESAC Awards. SMACK’s Matt McGinn won Songwriter of the Year as well, having co-written Kane Brown’s No. 1 hit “Heaven,” which took home the award for Song of the Year.