The demo of Tim McGraw’s “Portland, Maine,” written by Abe Stoklasa and Donovan Woods, is even more beautifully vulnerable than the record.
Eric Church plays unreleased “Good For That,” written with Luke Laird, on Outsiders Radio.
Perhaps more on the anti-Valentine’s side, “Ashes” is “Better Dig Two” with Eric Church recklessness.
There’s always a special magic to hearing a song as originally created by the songwriter, and Scooter-Carusoe-penned “Anything But Mine” is no exception.
McAnally partnered with Spotify late last year to put some of the demos of songs he’s written that have become hits as well as ones that haven’t yet been cut on Spotify, along with interviews about their writing.
Another day, another great demo from Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Natalie Hemby.
Penned by Nashville hitmakers Luke Laird, Barry Dean, and Natalie Hemby, the “Renegade” demo is an slow & sultry tune about a bad boy, just begging to get cut by some of country’s superstar females.
Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck” is passionate and powerful, and Jessi Alexander’s performance of the song, a co-write with Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, is an emotional force from a female perspective.
Written by three bonafide Nashville hitmakers, Gloriana’s latest single “Best Night Ever” deserves a spot at the top of the charts. Take a listen to the original demo sung by the songwriters.
Prior to full-time songwriting, Troy Jones worked for 20 years at a paper mill. Eventually his songwriting led him to Nashville, with demos that ended up being recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait, and Billy Currington.