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. 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.