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Part of the American Songwriter Podcast Network, Songcraft is a bi-weekly show that brings you 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.

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Part of the American Songwriter Podcast Network, Songcraft is a bi-weekly show that brings you 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.

    Ep. 154 - LUKE LAIRD ("American Kids")

    Ep. 154 - LUKE LAIRD ("American Kids")

    Luke Laird, the Grammy-winning ACM and BMI Country Songwriter of the Year with twenty-four #1 singles joins us to talk about some of the hits he’s written for other artists, as well as his highly personal debut solo album, Music Row.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 153 - ELVIS COSTELLO ("Everyday I Write the Book")

    Ep. 153 - ELVIS COSTELLO ("Everyday I Write the Book")

    Elvis Costello, a 14-time Grammy nominee, Songwriters Hall of Famer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, ASCAP Founder’s Award winner, and one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time joins us to talk about his muti-faceted songwriting career and the creation of his new album, Hey Clockface.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep. 152 - LEDISI ("Anything for You")

    Ep. 152 - LEDISI ("Anything for You")

    Singer, songwriter, actress and 12-time Grammy nominee Ledisi is an NAACP Spirit Award honoree with more than a dozen singles that have hit Billboard's Adult R&B chart. She joins us to chat about her process and her wide-ranging influences.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 151 - LUCINDA WILLIAMS ("Passionate Kisses")

    Ep. 151 - LUCINDA WILLIAMS ("Passionate Kisses")

    The artist Time magazine one called “America’s best songwriter” and Rolling Stone recognized as one of the "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time" joins us to chat about her decades-long career as one of the most respected songwriters on the planet. Plus, we pay tribute to previous Songcraft guests Mac Davis and Al Kasha, who recently passed away.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 150 - WILL HOGE ("Even If It Breaks Your Heart")

    Ep. 150 - WILL HOGE ("Even If It Breaks Your Heart")

    Independently-minded roots-oriented singer songwriter Will Hoge is best known for writing “Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” a #1 country hit for Eli Young Band that earned nominations for ACM, CMA, and Grammy Country Song of the Year. The Nashville-based tunesmith joins us to chat about his catalog of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed albums.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep. 149 - BRANDY CLARK ("Mama's Broken Heart")

    Ep. 149 - BRANDY CLARK ("Mama's Broken Heart")

    Five years since our last conversation with Brandy Clark, the six-time Grammy nominee makes an unprecedented second appearance on Songcraft to give us an update on her new album and share additional insights on some of her hits for other artists including The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” and “Biscuits.”

    • 1 hr 9 min

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