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RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

"Snake Farm"

episode #144
Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. Americana Music Association honoree. Songs recorded by Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Lucinda Williams, etc.

BRETT JAMES

"Jesus Take the Wheel"

episode #143
Two-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year. Grammy winner for Best Country Song. Multiple CMA and ACM Song of the Year nominee. 25 #1 hit singles.

DAVID CROSBY

"Wooden Ships"

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." 

CAITLYN SMITH

"Like I'm Gonna Lose You"

episode #141
Rootsy singer-songwriter with cuts by Meghan Trainor & John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, Cassadee Pope, Rascal Flatts, and Kenny & Dolly.

PETER FRAMPTON

"Baby, I Love Your Way"

episode #140
Grammy winner. Humble Pie co-founder. Biggest selling album of 1976 with Frampton Comes Alive! "Show Me the Way," "Do You Feel Like We Do," "I'm in You."

JESSI ALEXANDER

"I Drive Your Truck"

episode #139
"The Climb" (Miley Cyrus).
CMA & ACM Song of the Year winner. Two-time Best Country Song Grammy nominee. "Mine Would Be You" (Blake Shelton).

BILLY F GIBBONS

"Gimme All Your Loving"

episode #138
Founder of ZZ Top. Two-time Grammy nominee. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Over 50 million albums sold. Sixteen Top 10 singles.

DENNY LAINE

"Mull of Kintyre"

episode #137
Founding member of The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney and Wings. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. Four-time Grammy nominee and two-time winner.

SHAWN COLVIN

"Sunny Came Home"

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.

WENDY WALDMAN

"Save the Best for Last"

episode #135
Song of the Year Grammy nominee. ASCAP Song of the Year winner. Rolling Stone called her first album the "singer-songwriter debut of the year."

ALEX EBERT

"Home"

episode #134

Golden Globe winner. Founder of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Ima Robot. One of Rolling Stone's Top 10 Albums of the Year. "Greenback Boogie," "Man on Fire"

ED HILL

"It Matters to Me"

episode #133

BMI Country Songwriter of the Year. Best Country Song Grammy nominee. Over a dozen Top 5 singles. "Just Fishin'" (Trace Adkins), "Whatever You Say" (Martina).

ALLEN STONE

"Neon Cathedrals"

Episode #132

USA Today's "pitch perfect powerhouse." Grammy nominee. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis collaborator. Self-described hippie with soul.  

HOLIDAY HITS

Writers of Christmas Classics

episode #131
Chris Butler, Randy Brooks, Chris Eaton & Paul Williams discuss "Christmas Wrapping," "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," "Breath of Heaven," and more.

MARSHALL CRENSHAW

"'Til I Hear It From You"

episode #130

Golden Globe & Grammy nominee for "Walk Hard." Named among Rolling Stone's Best Albums of the '80s. "My Favorite Waste of Time," Someday Someway." 

WRABEL

"90 Days" (P!nk)

episode #129

P!nk and Kesha collaborator People magazine called "one to watch" and Billboard named its Pride Artist of the Month. "11 Blocks," "Woman" (Kesha). 

STEPHEN BISHOP

"Separate Live" (Phil Collins)

episode #128

Academy Award winner. Two-time Grammy nominee. "On and On," "Save it for a Rainy Day." Wrote and performed the theme song for Animal House.

MARTY STUART

"Tortured, Tangled Hearts"

episode #127

Five-time Grammy winner. Grand Ole Opry member. Writer, collector, preservationist, and  keeper of the country flame. "Tempted," "Time Don't Wait."

ALICE RANDALL

"XXX's and OOO's"

episode #126
First African-American woman to write a #1 country hit. New York Times bestselling novelist of The Wind Done Gone. Music publisher and Vanderbilt professor.

RODNEY CROWELL

"'Til I Gain Control Again"

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."

CURLY PUTMAN

"Green, Green Grass of Home"

episode #124
Final interview with the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer and two-time CMA Song of the Year honoree. "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."

KENDELL MARVEL

"Either Way" (Chris Stapleton)

episode #123
Longtime Chris Stapleton collaborator. Latest album produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach. "That Lonesome Song" (J. Johnson), "Twang" (G. Strait).

STEVE EARLE

"Guitar Town"

episode #122

Sixteen-time Grammy nominee and three-time winner. Emmy nominee. Americana Free Speech Award. "Guitar Town," "The Devil's Right Hand," "Goodbye."

SHANE McANALLY

"Follow Your Arrow"

episode #121

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.

MATTHEW SWEET

"Sick of Myself"

episode #120

The critically-acclaimed power pop master with multiple Gold albums chats about "Girlfriend," "Divine Intervention" and his work with Susanna Hoffs.

BUDDY CANNON

"Give It Away" (George Strait)

episode #119

CMA and ACM Song of the Year winner. Multiple Grammy award winner. Willie Nelson's producer and collaborator. "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die."

EMILY SALIERS

of Indigo Girls

episode #118
Founder of ZZ Top. Two-time Grammy nominee. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Over 50 million albums sold. Sixteen Top 10 singles. Sharp dressed man.

BUZZ CASON

"Everlasting Love"

episode #117

The Father of Nashville Rock. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. "Soldier of Love," "Love's the Only House." Covered by the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton.

LAYNG MARTINE, JR.

"Way Down" (Elvis)

episode #116

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Best Country Song Grammy nominee. "Rub It In," "Should I Do It" (Pointer Sisters), "The Greatest Man I Never Knew" (Reba).

ROBBIE FULKS

"Alabama at Night"

episode #115

Two-time Grammy nominee. Alt.Country pioneer. "Long I Ride," "F*ck This Town," "Let's Kill Saturday Night." Covered by Lone Justice, Old 97s, Rosie Flores, etc.

LARRY WEISS

"Rhinestone Cowboy"

episode #114

CMA and ACM Song of the Year. Over a dozen Top 40 singles, including "Bend Me, Shape Me." PLUS episode bonus spotlight on Jenny Tolman

MICKEY STEVENSON

"Dancing in the Street"

episode #113

Songwriters Hall of Fame. Motown legend. "Beechwood 4-5789," "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," "Hitch Hike," "Devil with a Blue Dress On," "It Take Two," "Pride and Joy."

CHRIS HILLMAN

"So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star"

Episode #112
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, The Desert Rose Band. Four-time Grammy nominee. Americana Lifetime Achievement. 

DAVID GAMSON

"Stronger" (Kelly Clarkson)

episode #111
Song of the Year Grammy nominee. Chart topper in a dozen countries. "Love of a Lifetime" (Chaka Khan), "Stephen" (Kesha), "Perfect Way" (Scritti Politti).

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