JIM PETERIK

"Eye of the Tiger"

episode #1
Grammy winner. Seven Top 10 Billboard singles. "Rockin' Into the Night," "Hold on Loosely." Co-author of Songwriting for Dummies. Survivor.

BRANDY CLARK

"Mama's Broken Heart"

episode #2
Six-time Grammy nominee. CMA Song of the Year winner. "Follow Your Arrow" (Kacey Musgraves), "Better Dig Two" (The Band Perry). Celebrated singer-songwriter.

DALLAS FRAZIER

"There Goes My Everything"

episode #3
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. CMA Song of the Year winner. Over 150 appearances on the Billboard charts. "Alley-Oop," "Elvira," "Beneath Still Waters."

SPOONER OLDHAM

"I'm Your Puppet"

episode #4
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Musicians Hall of Fame. "Cry Like a Baby" (The Box Tops), "It Tears Me Up" (Percy Sledge). Muscle Shoals legend.

JEFF SILBAR

"Wind Beneath My Wings"

episode #5
Grammy Song of the Year. CMA Song of the Year. Over 25 appearances in the Top 40 on Billboard's Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary charts.

MELISSA MANCHESTER

"Midnight Blue"

episode #6

Grammy-winning songwriter and performer. Nine compositions in the Top 40 in Billboard. "Whenever I Call You Friend" (Kenny Loggins, Stevie Nicks)

JOHN OATES

"I Can't Go For That"

episode #7
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame. "She's Gone," "Out of Touch," "Maneater," "You Make My Dreams," "Sara Smile." 

SWAMP DOGG

"She's All I Got"

episode #8
R&B cult favorite. Only African-American songwriter to win the CMA Song of the Year award. Atlantic Records' first black staff producer. Covered by Bob Dylan. 

BILL GAITHER

"He Touched Me" (Elvis)

episode #9
ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Century. 22 Grammy nominations and 8 wins. "Because He Lives," "There's Something About That Name." 

HOLLY KNIGHT

"Love is a Battlefield"

episode #10
Songwriters Hall of Fame. Multiple Grammy-winning songs. "Better Be Good to Me" and "Simply the Best" (Tina Turner), "Rag Doll" (Aerosmith), + more. 

AL KASHA

"The Morning After"

episode #11
Two-time Academy Award winner. 
Two-time Grammy nominee. Two-time Tony nominee. Covered by Elvis, Aretha, Sinatra, Cash, Neil Diamond, and Donna Summer.

BOBBY BRADDOCK

"He Stopped Loving Her Today"

episode #12
Forty #1 country hits. CMA Song of the Year winner. Two-time ACM Songwriter of the Year. Seven-time Grammy nominee and three-time winner.

JACK TEMPCHIN

"Peaceful Easy Feeling"

episode #13
Eagles collaborator and multi-song contributor to the best-selling album of all time. "Already Gone," "Slow Dancing (Swaying to the Music)," "The One You Love."

FELIX CAVLIERE

"A Beautiful Morning"

episode #14
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame. Grammy Hall of Fame. "Groovin'," "You Better Run," "People Got to be Free." Rascal.

JAREN JOHNSTON

"Raise 'Em Up" (Keith Urban)

episode #15
Two-time Grammy nominee. Behind-the-scenes hitmaker and Cadillac Three frontman. "You Gonna Fly," "Meanwhile Back at Mama's" (Tim McGraw)

BILL WITHERS

"Lean On Me"

episode #16
Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Nine-time Grammy nominee and three-time winner. "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us."

DESMOND CHILD

"Livin' on a Prayer"

episode #17
70 Top 40 singles. Songwriters Hall of Fame. ASCAP Founders Award. Emmy/Grammy nominee.
"Livin' La Vida Loca," Crazy," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)."

MAC DAVIS

"In the Ghetto" (Elvis)

episode #18
Songwriters Hall of Fame. BMI Icon. Grammy nominee. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. "A Little Less Conversation," "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me."

JOHN MAYALL

"Double Crossing Time"

episode #19
Godfather of British Blues. On Rolling Stone's "500 Best Albums of All Time" list. Clapton and Mick Fleetwood's former boss. "I'm Your Witchdoctor." 

JOHN SEBASTIAN

"Summer in the City"

episode #20
Lovin' Spoonful frontman. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame. "Do You Believe in Magic," "Welcome Back," "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice."

CHIP TAYLOR

"Wild Thing"

episode #21
Godfather of British Blues. On Rolling Stone's "500 Best Albums of All Time" list. Clapton and Mick Fleetwood's former boss. "I'm Your Witchdoctor." 

TOM DOUGLAS

"The House That Built Me"

episode #22
Lovin' Spoonful frontman. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame. "Do You Believe in Magic," "Welcome Back," "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice."

LORI McKENNA

"Girl Crush"

episode #23
Godfather of British Blues. On Rolling Stone's "500 Best Albums of All Time" list. Clapton and Mick Fleetwood's former boss. "I'm Your Witchdoctor." 

RANDY GOODRUM

"Foolish Heart" (Steve Perry)

episode #24
Lovin' Spoonful frontman. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriters Hall of Fame. "Do You Believe in Magic," "Welcome Back," "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice."

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