Gum Takes Tooth

On The Stereo #26

December 3, 2018 in Music

We single out new tunes from Gum Takes Tooth, Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande, Mandarin Orange, Pace and The Burning Hell…

How I wrote Whitney Houston's 'Run To You' in Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

How I wrote Whitney Houston’s ‘Run To You’ by Jud Friedman & Allan Rich

September 10, 2018 in How I Wrote, Interviews, Songwriting Magazine Summer 2018

How one of the lucky few original songs to appear on ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack was inspired by a real break-up…

Chicks With Hits

Chicks With Hits celebrates 20th anniversary

May 26, 2018 in News

Nashville’s all-female publishing collective reflects upon on two decades in the business, supporting over 150 of Music City’s hit songwriters…


Kesha returns with first release in four years

July 6, 2017 in News

The pop singer and songwriter is back with a new track ‘Praying’ and an upcoming album ‘Rainbow’ featuring Dolly Parton…

Born In Bristol

Marty Stuart to host premiere at C2C Festival

March 9, 2017 in Events, News

Tennessee superstar will host the UK premiere of the ‘Born In Bristol’ documentary at Country to Country festival this Sunday…

Sarah Darling

Interview: Sarah Darling

January 22, 2017 in Features, Interviews

On the eve of her latest album release, we catch up with a country singer-songwriter who is chasing her dreams…

The Week In Review (31 Oct-6 Nov)

November 6, 2016 in News

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our #SongOfTheDay playlist and Classic Of The Week…

50th CMA Awards

50th CMA Awards winners crowned

November 3, 2016 in Events, News

Annual celebration of country music sees Chris Stapleton and Dann Huff become the night’s top winners with two trophies each…

Dolly Parton

Dolly’s No 1, Pure & Simple

August 30, 2016 in News

Country legend Dolly Parton’s 43rd solo studio album hits top spot on US, U.K. Canadian and Australian country charts That’s…

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton would like to duet with Adele

August 12, 2016 in News

Legendary country singer-songwriter has revealed that she wants to team up with the phenomenally successful UK songwriter for a duet…

Dolly Parton

All the Dolly you can handle!

July 14, 2016 in News

Dolly Parton’s forthcoming album ‘Pure & Simple’ is available to pre-order now, with four different ‘bundle’ options to choose from…

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton tour dates announced

April 25, 2016 in News

Legendary country music songwriter will embark on her most extensive North American tour for more than twenty years this June…

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton to tour North America this summer

March 8, 2016 in News

Country music legend will embark on her first major tour of the U.S. and Canada in more than 25 years…

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton movie coming to US TV

August 24, 2015 in News

‘Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors’, a “family-oriented, faith-based story”, will air on the NBC network at 9-11pm on 10…

Songwriting goes to Nashville

July 7, 2015 in Features, Interviews

On a recent trip to the US, Songwriting got to spend some time in the home of c0untry music, Nashville…

Jack White & Loretta Lynn

Jack White and Loretta Lynn join the Nashville Music City Walk Of Fame

June 5, 2015 in News

Jack White and the country music songwriter Loretta Lynn have been inducted into the Nashville Music City Walk Of Fame…

Stephanie Manns 'Fool Liike Me' cover

Fool Like Me by Stephanie Manns (Album)

February 22, 2015 in Music

On Fool Like Me, Stephanie Manns has recorded a collection of songs which distils her influences into something universally accessible…

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton working on TV biopics

January 18, 2015 in News

Songwriting legend Dolly Parton has revealed she’s working on a series of TV movies which are based on her life…

Best of 2014

Best Of 2014

December 31, 2014 in Features

As the sun sets on another eventful year in music, we consider the songwriters, songs and moments that made 2014…

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie announced for Glastonbury 2015

December 2, 2014 in News

Lionel Richie is the first act to be officially announced for next year’s Glastonbury, playing the legendary teatime veteran slot…

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……

Lisa Redford: The great duets

June 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

As our regular columnist works on a duet of her own, she looks at some great collaborations of the past…