SPOTLIGHT ON SONGWRITERS
A bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth conversations with and about the creators of lyrics and music that stand the test of time. You probably know their names, and you definitely know their songs. We bring you their stories.
Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee with The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Grammy winner. "Almost Cut My Hair," "Guinnevere," "Eight Miles High."
"Wooden Ships," "Deja Vu"
In this very special bonus episode, Scott and Paul pay tribute to ten of the songwriters and composers whose lives were claimed by the COVID-19 virus from mid-March to mid-April, 2020, including: Manu Dibango ("Soul Makossa"), Joe Diffie ("New Way to Light Up an Old Flame," "My Give a Damn's Busted"), Alan Merrill ("I Love Rock 'n' Roll"), Ellis Marsalis ("Dear Dolores"), Adam Schlesinger ("That Thing You Do," "Stacy's Mom"), and John Prine ("Angel From Montgomery," "Love is on a Roll"). Plus, they take a moment to remember Bill Withers, a previous Songcraft guest, who died from heart complications on March 30th.
TOP 20: POPULAR EPISODES
#5 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time." Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Lifetime Achievement Grammy. Songwriters Hall of Fame.
"My Girl," "The Tracks of My Tears"
Sixteen-time Grammy nominee and three time winner. Emmy nominee. Americana Music Association Free Speech Award. Keeper of the Texas flame.
"Guitar Town," Goodbye"
Songwriters Hall of Fame. BMI Icon. Kennedy Center honoree. ACM Artist of the Decade. Among Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters." Female pioneer.
"Coal Miner's Daughter," "Rated X"
Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nine-time Grammy nominee and three time winner. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
"Lean on Me," "Just the Two of Us"
Forty #1 Country hits. CMA Song of the Year winner. Two-time ACM Songwriter of the Year. Seven-time Grammy nominee and thee-time winner. Star of Songland.
"Follow Your Arrow," "American Kids"
Among Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time." Songwriters Hall of Fame. ASCAP Founders Award. Six-time Grammy nominee.
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
Three-time Grammy winner, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Americana Lifetime Achievement Award. Austin City Limits Hall of Fame.
"Sunny Came Home," "Steady On"
Among Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time." Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. BMI Icon. Grammy winner. Oscar nominee.
"Stop! In the Name of Love"
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame. Multi-Grammy winner. "In the Midnight Hour," "Knock on Wood," "Green Onions," "Mr. Pitiful."
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"
More Grammy awards than any male country performer ever. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Multiple CMA and ACM Songs of the Year. BMI Icon.
"Go Rest High on That Mountain"
Indigo Girl. Grammy award winner. Seven Gold and Platinum albums. Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Advocate and activist.
"Closer to Fine," "Hammer and a Nail"
Among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. "I'm Your Puppet," "The Dark End of the Street," "Cry Like a Baby."
"Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Songwriters list. Three-time Grammy winner. "Galveston," "Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park," "Highwayman."
"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
Song of the Year Grammy nominee. Multi-platinum-selling writer. "Cooler Than Me," "Please Don't Go," "Boyfriend" (Bieber), "Sugar" (Maroon 5).
"I Took a Pill in Ibiza"
Founder, guitarist, and singer of ZZ Top. Two-time Grammy nominee. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Over 50 million albums sold. Sixteen Top 10 singles.
"La Grange," "Sharp Dressed Man"
The critically-acclaimed power pop master with multiple Gold albums chats about his extensive solo catalogue and his work with Susanna Hoffs.
"Sick of Myself," "Girlfriend"
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sixteen-time Grammy nominee and two-time winner. "Ashes by Now," "After All This Time," "Shame on the Moon."
"'Til I Gain Control Again"
CMA Song of the Year winner. NSAI Song of the Year. Nine-time Grammy nominee and two-time winner.
"Always Remember Us This Way."
"Girl Crush," "Humble and Kind"
Grammy, Oscar, and Gold Globe winner. Songwriters Hall of Fame. "Rainy Days and Mondays," "We've Only Just Begun," "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star is Born)."
Among Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters." Grammy winner. BMI Icon. ACM Poet's award. Country Music Hall of Fame. Nashville Songwriters HOF.
"Harper Valley P.T.A.," "I Love"
Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters
is a bi-monthly podcast featuring in-depth career-spanning interviews with songwriters of all genres and eras. Nashville natives and long-time Los Angeles residents Scott B. Bomar and Paul Duncan launched the show in 2015 as a forum for everyone from casual music fans to fellow creative types to hear songwriters in conversation about their influences, the stories behind their songs, and how they've honed their craft. Songcraft was the first podcast of its kind to launch in the US and is now the leading outlet for songwriter interviews.
MEET THE HOSTS:
SCOTT B. BOMAR
is a Grammy nominee and former staff songwriter at Sony/ATV music publishing who switched gears to become a researcher, reissues producer, and award-winning author. He now works as Senior Director of the book publishing arm of the global music company BMG.
is a musician, producer, and platinum-selling songwriter who has found success with Sherrie Austin, Jordan Feliz, Aaron Cole, etc. He has won multiple ASCAP awards and co-wrote 4 songs on Lauren Daigle's Look Up Child, which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.