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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. 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
    Ep. 148 - EDDIE FLOYD ("Knock on Wood")

    Ep. 148 - EDDIE FLOYD ("Knock on Wood")

    The Stax Records legend who wrote such classics as "Knock on Wood," "634-5789," Ninety-Nine and a Half,” “Raise Your Hand,” “Big Bird,” “I’ve Never Found a Girl” and “California Girl” talks about his influences, the stories behind his classic songs, and his surprising hand in the Lynyrd Skynyrd's early career.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 147 - MAC POWELL of Third Day ("Call My Name")

    Ep. 147 - MAC POWELL of Third Day ("Call My Name")

    Mac Powell is best known as the lead singer of the Christian rock band Third Day, which sold more than 12 million albums, earned four Grammy awards, and scored nearly 20 #1 singles. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee join us to talk about his songwriting career that has spawned the hits “Cry Out to Jesus,” “Your Love Oh Lord,” “I Need a Miracle,” “Soul on Fire,” "Call My Name," and many others.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 146 - LINDA PERRY ("Beautiful")

    Ep. 146 - LINDA PERRY ("Beautiful")

    From her early artist career with 4 Non Blondes and their hit single “What’s Up?” to her work as a behind the scenes songwriter and producer on hit singles such as P!nk’s “Get the Party Started” and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," to her recent Grammy-nominated collaboration with Dolly Parton, the Songwriters Hall of Famer and pioneering female producer will join us in a moment to talk about her remarkably wide-ranging career.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 145 - DAVID PORTER ("Soul Man")

    Ep. 145 - DAVID PORTER ("Soul Man")

    An inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame who was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time,” David Porter joins us to talk about his history at the legendary Stax Records, his partnership with Isaac Hayes, and his remarkable song catalog that includes “Soul Man,” "Hold On! I'm Comin'," “When Something is Wrong My Baby,” “I Thank You,” “Your Good Thing (Is About to End),” and more.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 144 - RAY WYLIE HUBBARD ("Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother")

    Ep. 144 - RAY WYLIE HUBBARD ("Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother")

    The Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Famer discusses getting clean and sober with the help of Stevie Ray Vaughan; why he hated his first album; the Flannery O'Connor quote that guides his songwriting life; his collaborations with Eric Church; and the little trick he played on Ringo Starr.

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    • 1 hr 11 min

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