SONGCRAFT

SPOTLIGHT ON SONGWRITERS

Part of the American Songwriter podcast network, Songcraft is a bi-weekly show 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.   

CURRENT EPISODE

EPISODE #144

Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. Americana Music Association honoree. Songs recorded by Eric Church, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, and others. 

"Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother"

BONUS EPISODE

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

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SMOKEY

ROBINSON

EPISODE #109

#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" 

STEVE
EARLE

EPISODE #122

Sixteen-time Grammy nominee and three time winner. Emmy nominee. Americana Music Association Free Speech Award. Keeper of the Texas flame. 

"Guitar Town," Goodbye"

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LORETTA

LYNN

EPISODE #50

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"

EPISODE #16

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"

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EPISODE #121

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"

EPISODE #107

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" 

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EPISODE #136

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"

EPISODE #100

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" 

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EPISODE #142

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," "Deju Vu"

EPISODE #61

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" 

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EPISODE #118

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"

EPISODE #72

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"

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EPISODE #60

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"

EPISODE #102

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"

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EPISODE #138

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"

EPISODE #120

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"

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EPISODE #125

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"

EPISODE #23

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"

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EPISODE #106

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)." 

"Rainbow Connection"

EPISODE #67

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"

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ABOUT SONGCRAFT

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. 

PAUL DUNCAN

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. 

 

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