Brett James Talks about Past & Current Successes with ‘Songcraft’

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Songcraft chats with Brett James, a two-time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year. He’s also earned 25 #1 hits with songs such as “Who I Am” by Jessica Andrews, “Bottoms Up” by Brantley Gilbert, “I Hold On” by Dierks Bentley and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel,” which was nominated for ACM and CMA Song of the Year awards and won a Grammy for Best Country Song. In addition to his remarkable career as a behind-the-scenes Nashville songwriter, Brett recently released an artist EP called I Am Now.

Songcraft features in-depth career-spanning interviews with songwriters of various genres and eras. Nashville natives and long-time Los Angeles residents Scott B. Bomar and Paul Duncan launched the show in 2015. It was, and is, a forum for everyone from casual music fans to fellow creative types to hear songwriters in conversation about their influences, the stories behind their songs and how they’ve honed their craft. Songcraft was the first podcast of its kind to launch in the US.  

Paul Duncan is a musician, producer and platinum-selling songwriter who has found success with Lauren Daigle, Jordan Feliz, Sherrie Austin and many others. He has won multiple ASCAP awards and co-wrote four songs on Daigle’s Grammy-winning “Look Up Child” album, which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200.

Co-host Scott B. Bomar is a Grammy nominee and former staff songwriter at Sony/ATV who switched gears to become a researcher, reissues producer and award-winning author. He now works as Senior Director of the book publishing arm of the global music company BMG.

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