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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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    • 4.8, 138 Ratings

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. 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
    CH-CH-CHANGES: A Songcraft Announcement

    CH-CH-CHANGES: A Songcraft Announcement

    In this mini-episode / announcement, Scott and Paul talk about what's changing at Songcraft...and what's staying the same.

    • 13 min
    Ep. 143 - BRETT JAMES ("Jesus Take the Wheel")

    Ep. 143 - BRETT JAMES ("Jesus Take the Wheel")

    Songcraft chats with Brett James, a two-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year who has earned 25 #1 hits with songs such as “Who I Am” by Jessica Andrews, “Bottoms Up” by Brantley Gilbert, “I Hold On” by Dierks Bentley, and Carrie Underwood's “Jesus Take the Wheel,” which was nominated for ACM and CMA Song of the Year awards and won a Grammy for Best Country Song. In addition to his remarkable career as a behind-the-scenes Nashville songwriter, Brett has a recently-released artist EP called I Am Now.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 142 - DAVID CROSBY ("Wooden Ships")

    Ep. 142 - DAVID CROSBY ("Wooden Ships")

    Grammy winner and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (as a member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash) chats about his remarkable career, including producing the debut album for then-girlfriend Joni Mitchell, the song he wrote as a message to George Harrison, his magical connection with Jerry Garcia, the song Jackson Browne forced him to finish, the writing partner with whom he has the best chemistry, and why he's blown away by Marc Cohn, Shawn Colvin, Sarah Jarosz, and Jason Isbell.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 141 - CAITLYN SMITH ("Like I'm Gonna Lose You")

    Ep. 141 - CAITLYN SMITH ("Like I'm Gonna Lose You")

    The guys pay tribute to Little Richard before welcoming Caitlyn Smith, who found her way to Nashville as a songwriter before signing with Monument Records and earning a nod as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” Caitlyn’s list of hit songs that have been recorded by other artists includes “Wasting All These Tears” by Cassadee Pope, “You Can’t Make Old Friends” by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” a multi-platinum hit for Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. Smith, along with co-writers Kate York and Mary Steenburgen, won a Critics’ Choice Award for the song “Glasgow (No Place Like Home)” from the film Wild Rose. Other artists who’ve recorded Caitlyn’s songs include Lori McKenna, Lucy Hale, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, Laura Bell Bundy, Chris Isaak, Lindsay Ell, Lady Antebellum, and Trisha Yearwood.

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

RCCpudge ,

One of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard!

I’m so happy I found this podcast. I hadn’t found a music related podcast that I liked until this. Hats off to the hosts/interviewers, they are masters at asking questions and then letting the artist talk reveal things and perspectives that I have never heard.
It is obvious that these guys know their stuff.
I love their style. I appreciate that they are not in love with their own voices and don’t spend time attempting to amuse us.
I find myself talking to friends about it frequently and I like the variety of artists.
Very well done.
They get right.

KittiesMama ,

Love this!

Just stumbled across this and gave it a try. I started at Episode 46 because that’s what popped up. I have listened through episode 52 so far. Even when I think it might be boring, like Tom Russell (cowboy music), I’m totally captivated and now want to go on-line and find some of his music to listen too!! Great job, guys! Oh, and I finally took the time to find my way to episode #1, so I’ll go back to the beginning now.

sontabe123 ,

Love this series

The interviewers are fabulous and the songwriters are inspiring with great songwriting nuggets.

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