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Tommy Emmanuel Premieres New Track, “Sail On”

An Instrumental Elegy from the Heart for his Brother from The Best of Tommysongs. American Songwriter is proud to bring you this new song from one of our favorite artists, the amazing Tommy...

Nick Lowe Releases Title Track From ‘Lay It On Me’

American Songwriter is proud to premiere a new song by legendary songwriter-producer Nick Lowe. It's the title track of his new EP Lay It On Me, his third record with the Nashville band Los Straitjackets. "Songwriting," Lowe...

Sawyer Fredericks Premieres New Track, “Born”

American Songwriter is happy to bring you this, a premiere of "Born," from Sawyer Frederick's fourth album, Flowers For You. Sawyer, who turned 21 yesterday on March 31, 2020, wrote the 12...

Kelsea Ballerini Taps Into Her Growing Years on ‘Kelsea’

“Everything is a natural progression,” said Kelsea Ballerini of the process that led to her new album, Kelsea. Unlike the previous Unapologetically, on which the songs all connected into a chronological story, this one has a looser...

In Celebration of “American Tune”

Paul Simon's Song for the Age's Most Uncertain Hour Featuring Simon's new performance of it for this crisis, "American Tune Til Further Notice," his unfinished 1973 demo of the song, Simon...

Song Premiere: “Italians are Singing From Their Windows,” by Sabrina Chap

A Beautiful Song for Now. “This crisis can bring out the best or the worst in us,” she wrote, “and the only control we have is to guide ourselves on the most graceful path....

Harry Nilsson – Jumping Into the Fire Again

 In 1968, Paul McCartney was asked to name his favorite songwriter. His answer: “Nilsson.” When asked to name his favorite group, he gave the same answer: “Nilsson.”

For the Love of John Prine

In Honor of a Songwriter's Songwriter At this tough time when all of us are to stay home, away from our world and each other, no doubt many are living each day at...

Answers to “What Songs Do You Turn To At Times Like These?” Part Two

"Ring the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere is a crackA crack in everything That's how the light gets in." from "Anthem" By Leonard CohenThis is the second part of this three-part series in which...
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Behind The Song: America’s “Horse With No Name” by Dewey Bunnell

The Origins of the Iconic, Enigmatic Anthem, In His Own Words
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