The Band Perry Writes with Sheryl Crow

The Band Perry is hard at work on their sophomore album and it could include a song by one of their musical heroes. The trio had a co-writing session with Sheryl Crow earlier this year. While there’s no word on whether anything they wrote together will end up on the new record, Kimberly Perry gave [...] Read More

Miranda Lambert’s New Single Is Her Highest Chart Debut to Date

The official add date for Miranda Lambert’s new single, “Baggage Claim,” isn’t until August 22 but it is already the highest debuting single of her career, entering the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at No. 33. The song is the lead single from her upcoming album, Four The Record, due out November 1, 2011. The [...] Read More

Watch Randy Montana’s New Video, “1,000 Faces”

Exactly one month and one day ago, Mercury Nashville artist Randy Montana was in downtown Nashville to shoot the video for his new single “1,000 Faces,” written by Randy and Tom Douglas. The video, directed by Robert Deaton and George Flanigen, utilized over 60 extras to convert the closed city streets into just another busy day [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Leads Songwriter Honors

Taylor Swift couldn’t ask for much better timing. As she heads into the last week of promotion for her new album, Speak Now, she was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year Sunday night during the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s annual songwriter awards at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin took Song of the Year for penning the emotional Miranda Lambert hit “The House That Built Me,” and Chris DuBois earned Songwriter of the Year for his work as an author of Craig Morgan’s “This Ain’t Nothin’” and the Brad Paisley singles “Then” and “Welcome To The Future.” The awards were part of a formal evening that saw four new members added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and had 11 titles recognized by the songwriting community as the cream of the crop: Songs I Wish I’d Written. That list included “Need You Now,” “White Liar,” “Big Green Tractor” and Taylor’s “You Belong With Me.” Read More