April 1.2016 – Story Behind “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett

Hear the Story here! This tender ballad was written for Thomas Rhett’s wife, Lauren, who he’s known since first grade (they married in 2012). He penned the tune with Sean Douglas and Joe Spargur. This is the first song that Rhett has 100% penned about how he feels about Lauren. Rhett told Taste of Country…

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March 31.2016 – Story Behind “Take Your Time” by Sam Hunt

Hear the story here! Sam Hunt penned the song with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally. However, when Hunt and Osborne first came up with the tune, their then-third writer just didn’t hear it. “Sam started doing that talking phrasing thing that’s happening in the verse, and I thought it sounded really cool,” Osborne recalled to…

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March 30.2016 – Story Behind “Burning House” by Cam

Cam’s song “Burning House” is nominated for Sunday night’s Academy Of Country Music Awards for Single Of The Year. Hear the story here! “Burning House” is the second single from Cam’s debut EP, Welcome to Cam Country, Camaron Marvel Ochs , known simply as Cam. The Trey Fanjoy-directed video finds Cam at a party in…

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March 28.2016 – Story Behind “Unanswered Prayers” by Garth Brooks

Hear your story behind the song here! “Unanswered Prayers” is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 1991. The song is one of Brooks’ most popular recordings, and is one of the key tracks that helped his No Fences…

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March 25.2016- Story Behind “Three Wooden Crosses” by Randy Travis

This was the 2003 Country Music Association Song of the Year. Hear the story here! The song was released on the inspirational record label Word Records, and it became the first Christian label release to reach #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. It was Travis’ sixteenth #1 single in total, and his first since…

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March 23.2016 – The Story Behind “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington

Hear the story behind “Let Me Down Easy” here! This is the story behind Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy… “Let Me Down Easy” was written by singer-songwriter Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler and Marty Dodson. Hanson recalled to The Boot the writing of the song: “It was one of those magical days when the three…

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March 15.2016 – Story Behind “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney

This Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally penned tune celebrates the spirit of America’s young people. Chesney first came across the song on a writing trip with McAnally, who wrote his previous hits “Somewhere With You” and “Come Over.” Kenny Chesney was the first choice for this song, but the writers never heard back…

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March 14.2016 – The Story Behind “Crazy Girl” by the Eli Young Band

Hear the story here! Eli Young Band formed in 2000 in Denton, Texas, where vocalist Mike Eli and guitarist James Young met as freshman roommates at the University of North Texas. With the addition of drummer Chris Thompson and bassist Jon Jones, the band became local favorites, built a strong fan base through frequent touring…

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March 10.2016 – Story Behind “You Should Be Here” by Cole Swindell – Revisited!

I featured this story behind the song when “You Should Be Here” was first released. Now, these several weeks later, I continue to receive requests to do it again. This time, I get to share your stories that you have shared with me. Now, I have made them anonymous so as not to embarrass anyone…

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March 9.2016 – Story Behind “Radio” by Darius Rucker

Hear your story here! “Radio” is written by the former Hootie and the Blowfish singer, along with Ashely Gorley and BMI’s Songwriter of the Year, Luke Laird, the tune is the third single from Rucker’s True Believers album. “Ashley and I actually flew out to Jacksonville when Darius was out on the Lady Antebellum tour,”…

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