In an exclusive premiere clip, songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne discuss the story surrounding “Merry Go Round,” sung and co-written by Kacey Musgraves. “Merry Go Round” is one of the songs featured in the upcoming book “Nashville Songwriter II: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits.” The book hits shelves in stores and online on October 15. It’s Jake Brown’s 45th published book and the second in the critically-acclaimed series.
In the video clip below, check out what Shane and Josh have to say about their hit single, co-written with country superstar, Kacey Musgraves:
The book features, for the first time in one book, the stories behind the creation of over 300 number one hits by country’s biggest stars, from veterans like Tim McGraw (“Humble and Kind”), George Strait (“I Saw God Today,” “All My Exes (Live in Texas)”), to today’s generations of superstars like Sam Hunt (“Body Like A Back Road,” “Leave the Light On”) and Florida Georgia Line (“This Is How We Roll,” “Dirt”), and many more.
This unique and first-of-its-kind book features exclusive, chapter-length interviews with 35 of country music’s biggest songwriters, including superstars like Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Rhett Akins, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, among others. These popular tastemakers share the stories behind their biggest hit songs, and share the real life back-stories of the songwriters’ themselves.
In an exclusive quote shared with Guitar Girl Magazine, Jake Brown says, “I spent the past four years talking to 34 of the top hitmakers on Music Row in the hopes of not only taking readers inside the writing room where the soundtrack of their lives are written, but equally to shed light on these songwriters’ own back stories, from how they first discovered songwriting to the brave moves from the farm or small town to Nashville to pursue their dream of being part of country, their struggles and successes along the way, and hopefully provide the newest generation of aspiring Millennial songwriters a real-life look at all aspects and advice to being a competitive tunesmith working in today’s highly-competitive music business.”