behind the song
If it wasn’t for a telling comment from Blake Shelton’s father, the ACM Award-nominated song “Over You” might never have been recorded. Written by Blake and his wife Miranda Lambert, the touching song is about the loss of Blake’s brother, who […]
The Eli Young Band was handed an awesome surprise at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, when their hit “Crazy Love” was awarded Song of the Year. And at this year’s ACM Awards, the four bandmates (Mike Eli, Jon […]
Hunter Hayes‘ ACM Award-nominated song ”Wanted” began simply as a way to tell a girl he was interested. “‘Wanted’ is very much a love letter. It was written basically just to tell a girl how I felt about […]
The year 2012 proved to be a good one for the Eli Young Band. The group of Texas musicians spent 12 years touring and recording before ”Even If It Breaks Your Heart” hit Number One that July. […]
After the uptempo pop fun of “Good Girl,” the first single from her 2012 album Blown Away, Carrie Underwood chose a song of a different color for her next one.
What started as simple advice from a mother to her daughter became one of the well-known and beloved songs of 2012. Nominated for three GRAMMYs including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and […]
Anthrax’s “I’m Alive” has had a long road to the GRAMMYs. There song has gone through changes to the title and lyrics, the band went through three singers and the country has a different President […]
Although they’re a mere trio, the larger-than-life sounds produced by British prog-rockers Muse carry the weight of bands twice their size. An arena rock band to the core, Muse’s musical dexterity has earned them comparisons […]
Tamia’s GRAMMY nod for “Beautiful Surprise” was no surprise to songwriter Claude Kelly. While Kelly is celebrated for his work with pop stars (Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Backstreet Boys and others) he was sure there was […]
While the mention of Jack White typically elicits visions of blistering guitar lines and dusty blues, the Detroit-native also boasts a far less obvious influence: the band KISS. Where KISS produced a myriad of products […]
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