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Kelsea Ballerini Shares the Story Behind the Song “Peter Pan”

Kelsea Ballerini Shares the Story Behind the Song “Peter Pan”

Kelsea Ballerini, the reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year, is a storyteller. Known for her hit songs “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” Kelsea had a hand in writing every one of the 12 tunes on her debut album, The First Time. Sitting backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Kelsea shared…MORE

Go Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”

Go Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”

Song: “Humble and Kind” Artist: Tim McGraw Written by: Lori McKenna Her kids were already at school and Lori McKenna had nothing to do on May 2, 2014, other than dig into some songwriting. As she sat daydreaming at her dining room table, finding an idea wasn’t a challenge. She knew she had waited long…MORE

Behind The Song: Blake Shelton’s “Came Here To Forget”

Behind The Song: Blake Shelton’s “Came Here To Forget”

Song: “Came Here To Forget” Artist: Blake Shelton Written by: Craig Wiseman and Deric Ruttan Inspiration can strike at any given moment for a songwriter, regardless of their surroundings and circumstances. For Deric Ruttan, a quick run to Walgreens was all it took for the title “Came Here to Forget” to enter his mind. As he sat…MORE

Story Behind the Song: “Austin” Blake Shelton

Story Behind the Song: “Austin” Blake Shelton

Once upon a time, a songwriter in Nashville broke up with his girlfriend. When she moved to Austin, he realized he’d made a terrible mistake. So he put a new outgoing message on his answering machine: “By the way – if this is Austin, I still love you.” When fellow Music City songwriter Kirsti Manna…MORE

Story Behind the Song: Lonestar’s “Amazed”

Story Behind the Song: Lonestar’s “Amazed”

Originally published in the October 05, 1999 issue of Country Weekly magazine. “Amazed”  performed by Lonestar Words and music by Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey and Marv Green Aimee Mayo knows the secret behind writing a great romantic song: Turn out the lights. Fire up some candles — lots of them. And lure a couple of handsome…MORE

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New Albums

New Albums

New albums dropping on Nov. 16 include Montgomery Gentry’s 20 Years of Hits and Kip Moore’s Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions.