Story Behind the Song: Travis Meadows, ‘First Cigarette’
"I think the idea originally — I hate to even admit this — but ..."
Story Behind the Song: Nikki Lane, ‘Forever Lasts Forever’
"We didn’t say, 'Hey, let’s write a divorce song,' necessarily, but ..."
Story Behind the Song: Frankie Ballard, ‘Good as Gold’
"That’s very flattering for a songwriter, to have someone embrace a song like that ..."
Story Behind the Song: Jon Pardi, ‘Out of Style’
"I came up with a chunk of that [first verse] when I was in the shower. Sometimes that’s where they come to me ..."
Story Behind the Song: Eric Church, ‘Dark Side’
"I get this mystery text on my phone that really felt kind of James Bond-esque ..."
Story Behind the Song: Lindsay Ell, ‘Worth the Wait’
"Songwriters, it’s the craziest thing: You can meet someone you’ve never hung out with, and there’ll be the pleasantries ... Then, all of a sudden ... you’ll share things with another songwriter that you wouldn’t share with God ..."
Story Behind the Song: Lanco, ‘High’
"It was cool when I went in there to play that guitar part and saw those guys sitting around in a band ..."