When songwriters for Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and others tell stories, you should sit down and listen. In fact, you might want to track them down so as not to read overly large stories about the how, where, and who of many of the most famous country songs.
The successes of the past 20 years were seen when Brett James, Chris Stefano and JT Harding took part in the ASCAP Experience preview at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on Tuesday (January 14) with Cassadee Pope. The four friends sat with drinks in hand or by their side and sang songs you know and songs you don’t know. The experimental nature of such evenings makes the Bluebird something special.
Below are eight highlights that may turn many of your favorite songs upside down – or at least allow you to appreciate them in new ways.
The ASCAP 2020 experience is scheduled for April 1-3 in downtown Los Angeles. The 15th annual conference is a meeting point for established and aspiring songwriters as well as musicians of all genres. Performances, educational boards and songwriter rounds make the event unique. All four authors who appeared on Tuesday were connected to ASCAP and had played the ASCAP experience a few times.