behind the song
“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”
It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.
“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”
“‘Crazy’ was just my way of saying, ‘That’s real love. When you feel like you’ve gone crazy. That’s when you’ve actually gotten something right.’”
Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.
“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”
“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”
“I am woman, hear me roar.” It’s the simple phrase that Helen Reddy sang in 1971 and 42 years later would inspire Katy Perry, along with her co-writer Bonnie McKee, to write “Roar.”
If Sara Bareilles ends up winning the Best Pop Solo Performance GRAMMY for “Brave,” she owes Sara Quin an Edible Arrangement or at least a thank you card.
One thing is clear: Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was the most talked about song of the summer and now it’s up for 4 GRAMMYs including Record of the Year. Thicks says it’s all due to Pharrell and a rather racy video.
If it wasn’t for a telling comment from Blake Shelton’s father, the ACM Award-nominated song “Over You” might never have been recorded. Written by Blake and his wife Miranda Lambert, the touching song is about the loss of Blake’s brother, who […]
The Eli Young Band was handed an awesome surprise at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, when their hit “Crazy Love” was awarded Song of the Year. And at this year’s ACM Awards, the four bandmates (Mike Eli, Jon […]
Hunter Hayes‘ ACM Award-nominated song “Wanted” began simply as a way to tell a girl he was interested. “‘Wanted’ is very much a love letter. It was written basically just to tell a girl how I felt about […]
After the uptempo pop fun of “Good Girl,” the first single from her 2012 album Blown Away, Carrie Underwood chose a song of a different color for her next one. And by different color we mean something much […]
Although they’re a mere trio, the larger-than-life sounds produced by British prog-rockers Muse carry the weight of bands twice their size. An arena rock band to the core, Muse’s musical dexterity has earned them comparisons […]
From country ballads to frenzied dubstep and vibrant dance-pop concoctions, Taylor Swift’s latest album Red is a variety pack of emotion and energy. Yet one thing that binds so many of her songs together is their undeniable catchiness. She […]
Hunter Hayes‘ GRAMMY nominated song “Wanted” began simply as a way to tell a girl he was interested. “‘Wanted’ is very much a love letter. It was written basically just to tell a girl how […]
It was hard to go anywhere in 2012 without hearing Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” It comes as no surprise the track has been nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop […]