Forbes premieres the official music video for Walker Hayes's "You Broke Up With Me" and explores the true story behind the song.
Kobalt has re-signed Grammy award-winning country songwriter Shane McAnally.
The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration for all of McAnally’s future works along with his back catalogue.
Kobalt has an existing partnership with McAnally’s publishing company, Smack Songs, which includes country songwriters such as Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey, Walker Hayes, Matt McGinn and Ryan Beaver.
The Washington Post explores Keith Urban's buzz worthy new song, "Female", written by Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, and Nicolle Galyon.
In anticipation of his full length album, "boom."to be released December 8th, Walker Hayes pays homage to Kenny Chesney and "one of the greatest country songs of all time" through a unique cover of "The Good Stuff".
Taste of Country explores why Sam Hunt's smash hit "Body Like a Back Road" cowritten with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, should be a contender for the 2017 CMA Awards Song of the Year category after its record-breaking run at #1.
During the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction, NSAI also named their "10 Songs I Wish I'd Written" for 2017. SMACK's Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne received 4 out of the 10 awards given.
SMACK writer Matt McGinn's songs "What Ifs" and "Heaven" have made history as Kane Brown becomes the first artist to simultaneously have the #1 spot on five Billboard Country charts.
Entertainment Tonight introduces SMACK and Monument Records's Walker Hayes as a fresh new act in country. Walker's full length album, "boom.", will be available everywhere December 8th.
SMACK's Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne celebrated Midland's 1st number one for "Drinkin' Problem" with Cameron Duddy, Jess Carson, and Mark Wystrach of Midland and co-producer Dann Huff. Midland's debut full length album, On the Rocks, produced by McAnally and Osborne is available now.
Kenny Chesney's "All the Pretty Girls" takes the #1 spot this week (I'll back date the post) making 13 #1s for SMACK's Josh Osborne.
Walker Hayes shows The Washington Post a vulnerable side as he talks about both his personal and professional failures and successes. Hayes finds that singing about his struggles really strikes a nerve with his audience. Hayes says, “They don’t want me to write a song about a Saturday nightunless it’s a Saturday night that actually went down. To me, that makes the music so much better – I think that’s standing out.”
Old Dominion front man, Matt Ramsey, writes a letter to Refinery 29 about the message behind “Be With Me.” Ramsey says, “Between the seven dudes who created this song and video, there are 11 daughters. Hopefully one day they watch this video and see how inspiring they can be, just by being themselves. The women in my life show me that every day. These are women I want to ‘be with me.’” Admittedly, girl power is not something you would expect from an all guy band, but the men of Old Dominion wanted to not only recognize the wonderful women around them, but all women in general.
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In Brandon Lay’s debut single, ”Speakers, Bleachers and Preachers,” Lay collaborates with writer Shane McAnally as they introduce listeners to a bit of the newcomer’s history and get a glimpse of his background. Lay tells Billboard that this song details the three biggest parts of his high school years; music, sports and religion. Brandon says, “Being a brand-new guy that nobody knows, the label was like, ‘[The lead single] needs to be something that tells your story and lets people know what you’re all about and where you come from.’”
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Old Dominion’s new album Happy Endings is produced by GRAMMY Award winning producer and songwriter, Shane McAnally. The new album’s increased use off off-the-beat melodic rhythms mirrors the band’s unique style. Lead singer Matt Ramsey says, “We wanted to have something substantial, but for the most part it was just, ‘Let’s focus on the song.’ We didn’t look for like a bigger, broader statement or anything. We just wanted to make sure that the songs were solid and our performances were good.”
Billboard compliments the bands understanding of their own identity, calling that understanding key.
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Unapologetically track list:
1. “Graveyard” (Ballerini, Forest Glen Whitehead, Shane McAnally; *Produced by Whitehead, Massey, McAnally)
2. “Miss Me More” (Ballerini, David Hodges, Brett McLaughlin)
3. “Get Over Yourself” (Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally)
4. “Roses” (Ballerini, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley)
5. “Machine Heart” (Ballerini, Greg Wells, James Abrahart)
6. “In Between” (Ballerini, Jimmy Robbins, McAnally)
7. “High School” (Ballerini)
8. “End Of The World” (Ballerini, Hillary Lindsey, Lindsay Rimes; *Produced by Lindsay Rimes)
9. “I Hate Love Songs” (Ballerini, Trevor Rosen, McAnally)
10. “Unapologetically” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Hillary Lindsey)
11. “Music” (Ballerini, Robbins, Nicolle Galyon, Jennifer Denmark; *Produced by Whitehead, Massey, Robbins)
12. “Legends” (Ballerini, Whitehead, Lindsey)
Read More: Kelsea Ballerini's "Unapologetically" coming Nov. 3
1. “Lonely for You Only” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Rhett Akins, Josh Osborne)
2. “Make a Little” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne(
3. “Drinkin’ Problem” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
4. “At Least You Cried” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jonathan Singleton)
5. “Burn Out” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
6. “Out of Sight” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
7. “More Than a Fever” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
8. “Check Cashin’ Country” (Jess Carson)
9. “Nothin’ New Under the Neon” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
10. “This Old Heart” (Jess Carson, Mark Wystrach, David Lee Murphy, Jonathan Singleton)
11. “Altitude Adjustment” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Rhett Akins, Rodney Clawson)
12. “Electric Rodeo” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
13. “Somewhere on the Wind” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Rhett Akins, Josh Osborne)
Read More: Midland's Debut Album Coming Sept. 22 |
The SMI Podcast, hosted by Brandon Harrington, featured an interview with 12-time No.1 hit songwriter, Josh Osborne. The 72 minute podcast follows Josh’s journey from signing his first publishing deal to earning his latest No.1s.
The Washington Post describes the “two-minute-and-45-second earworm” as not only the country song of the summer, but also one of the top songs for 2017 across all genres. With the announcement of its 25th week atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Body Like A Back Road” has broken the record as the longest standing No.1 Country song in the chart’s history.
Entertainment Focus talks with Jo Smith about her new EP, upcoming music and UK debut at the Nashville Meets London Festival.
Entertainment Focus says, “Rising star Jo Smith is about to be the next big thing in country music, with her single Old School Groove already getting a great response in the States.”
Smith speaks about her music’s influences, collaborations and even fan reactions.
People Country dives into Walker Hayes’ family life, music career and details everything else in between. Hayes speaks about influences such as his six children, ultra-supportive wife and even his background in classical piano.
People describes the artist’s lyrics as “wildly creative” and compares him to great legends. Hayes says that his songs are “really just journal entries from my life. I started writing songs about dollar stores, my kids, experiences with my wife. I just started writing about the truth because really that’s my expertise.”