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Oct. 28, 2020

Interview with Brett James

We had the pleasure of interviewing Brett James over Zoom video!

After a decision to leave Med school to pursue a music career, he’s had more than 500 songs recorded by artists like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Bon Jovi, Nick Jonas,...


We had the pleasure of interviewing Brett James over Zoom video!

After a decision to leave Med school to pursue a music career, he’s had more than 500 songs recorded by artists like Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Bon Jovi, Nick Jonas, The Backstreet Boys and many others. He also co-wrote the NBC Sunday Night Football theme songs “Oh, Sunday Night” and “Game On.”

He’s spent more than two decades establishing himself as one of Nashville’s most sought-after writers and collaborators, and is also now a business owner with his own publishing company, helping develop younger talent via Cornman Music Publishing. He was also just named a 2020 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee.

Apple Music’s Brett James Songbook:

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/brett-james-songbook/pl.e489e7d6a7d14d5db2e9c27d1469637d

James just released his ‘Tell The People’ EP earlier this Fall, following his ‘I Am Now’ EP which marked his return to a solo artist career after more than two decades. Listen here: https://ingroov.es/tell-the-people-r

*25 No. 1 hits*500+ songs have been recorded for albums with combined sales of more than 110 million copies*2007 GRAMMY Award (Best Country Song / “Jesus, Take the Wheel” recorded by Carrie Underwood)*3 CMA Triple Play Awards*45 BMI and ASCAP song awards

Honors:

2005 Nomination – ACM Award – Song of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2006 ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year
2006 ACM Award – Single of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2006 ACM Award – Song of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2006 Nomination – CMA Award – Single of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2006 NSAI Song of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2006 2 CMA Triple Play Awards (for 3 #1 songs in a 12 month period)
2007 Nomination ‐ Grammy Award – Song of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2007 Grammy Award – Best Country Song “Jesus, Take the Wheel” Carrie Underwood
2009 Nomination – ACM Award – Song of the Year “Cowboy Casanova” Carrie Underwood
2010 Nomination – ACM Award – Song of the Year “Cowboy Casanova” Carrie Underwood
2010 American Country Awards – Female Single of the Year “Cowboy Casanova” Carrie Underwood
2010 ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year
2014 NSAI Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written “I Hold On” Dierks Bentley
2014 Nomination ‐ ACM – Song of the Year “I Hold On” Dierks Bentley
2015 Music Row Magazine Songwriter of the Year
2015 Billboard Music Awards – Top Christian Song “Something in the Water” Carrie Underwood
2016 CMA Triple Play Award

*45 BMI and ASCAP song awards in Pop, Country, Christian and Latin Genres

Top 15 Singles

#1 “Blessed’ - Martina McBride
#1 ’‘Bottoms Up” - Brantley Gilbert (3 weeks)
#1 “Church Bells” - Carrie Underwood
#1 “Cowboy Casanova” - Carrie Underwood
#1 “Gonna Know We Were Here” - Jason Aldean
#1 “Hope In Front of Me” - Danny Gokey
#1 “I Hold On” - Dierks Bentley (2 weeks)
#1 “It’s America” - Rodney Atkins
#1 “Jesus, Take the Wheel” - Carrie Underwood (7 weeks)
#1 “Life After You” - Daughtry
#1 “Love You Out Loud” - Rascal Flatts
#1 “Mr. Know It All” - Kelly Clarkson
#1 “Out Last Night” - Kenny Chesney
#1 “Reality” - Kenny Chesney
#1 “Something Bad” - Miranda Lambert feat. Carrie Underwood
#1 “Something in the Water” - Carrie Underwood
#1 “Summer Nights” - Rascal Flatts
#1 “The Man I Want to Be” - Chris Young
#1 “The Truth” - Jason Aldean
#1 “When the Sun Goes Down” – Kenny Chesney feat. Uncle Kracker (7 weeks)<br...

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