BMI (Broadcast Music Inc), Beasley Media Group and HD Radio Present “How I Wrote That Song” Featuring Today’s Biggest Songwriters and Producers
BMI (Broadcast Music Inc), Beasley Media Group and HD Radio are bringing a limited-edition of BMI’s signature series, “How I Wrote That Song®,” featuring acclaimed songwriters and producers from country, rock and R&B/hip-hop.
Each episode of the 12-part series will give audiences an insider’s look into the creative process of writing and producing hit songs as well as the stories behind them.
Among the music creators included in the series, hosted by Brian Ives, are heavy hitters Lauren Alaina, Chris Lane, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra), Oak Felder and Mooski, among many others.
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Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth is an American singer, songwriter, and actress from Rossville, Georgia. She was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower, was released on October 11, 2011. Her second album, Road Less Traveled, was released January 27, 2017.
“I like to write on my own” is a point that Parker McCollum makes frequently. But being successful in the music industry usually requires compromise and the ability to collaborate. And McCollum, who has written great songs on his own, has learned to work with other writers to great effect. In this interview, he discussed how his biggest hit, “Pretty Heart,” came from a collaboration with Randy Rogers, another upcoming co-write with Miranda Lambert and his two big influences: George Strait and John Mayer. Read an excerpt of our interview below; listen to the podcast to hear the entire conversation.