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Matt Quinn of Mt. Joy Strums Up Old and New Songs While Quarantined

While playing some of Mt. Joy’s hits for American Songwriter’s Behind the Mic series, Matt Quinn candidly explained the songs and what life in quarantine looks like for an artist.

Donovan Woods Lays Bare Some Fundamental Truths About Songwriting

Singer/songwriter Donovan Woods understands the feeling of waiting for that big break. And on his Behind the Mic interview and performance for American Songwriter, Woods had some sage advice for producing that first lucky hit. 

Emma Oliver Moving From TikTok to Mainstream With “Sad Sometimes”

Emma Oliver has been waiting for this moment. So have her 440,000 closest friends and followers. Today the self-taught Texas singer-songwriter and TikTok personality debuts her first original song, “Sad Sometimes,” via American Songwriter....

Morgan Evans on his Move to Nashville & Stories for ‘Things We Drink To’

More often than not, songwriting and storytelling are two words that can be used interchangeably. This gray area between story and song is where Morgan Evans unearthed the brilliant sound for his 2018 album Things That We...

Echosmith Talks About Family Dynamics and Their Evolution In Songwriting

While on their digital tour for their new album, Lonely Generation, Echosmith live-streamed an exclusive show for American Songwriter's Behind the Mic series. The band, composed of three siblings (originally all four Sierotas), effortlessly played off of...

William Prince Shares What It Takes to Make an Album

If all you do today is listen to Canadian singer/songwriter William Prince, then today is a good day. For American Songwriter’s Behind the Mic series, Prince played a soulful set...

Jon Pardi Speaks Songwriter to Songwriter about Co-Writing & Inspiration

Recently, Jon Pardi took to playing a set on American Songwriter's Behind the Mic series. The country star energetically gave insights into the creation of his 2019 album, Heartache Medication, and simultaneously offered advice regarding the tricky...

Behind the Mic: Dismantling the Sentiments Behind Anberlin’s “Dismantle. Repair.”

Though devoted fans of alternative rock icons, Anberlin, can cherry pick favorite individual songs that might actually end up amounting to every song the band has ever released, some do stand out more than others. And...

Maggie Rose Continues To Bloom With Her New Music

Nashville-based musician, Maggie Rose, began to sing before she could even speak. In this way, she’s always been forward thinking, readying herself for the future and her place in it while practicing what most contents her sensibilities. Flash-forward a couple...

Dee White Shares His True Southern Style, Explains “Wherever You Go”

Dee White might qualify as a perennial prodigy of sorts, given the fact that he was discovered making music while still in high school. Granted, he was older than some, but still younger than most. Championed by...
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Behind The Song: Wet Willie, “Keep on Smilin’”

Behind The Song: Wet Willie, “Keep on Smilin’” “If you smile at...
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