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Legendary Artist Maurice White Of Earth Wind & Fire Passes Away; Rare 2007 Interview

Sadly, Maurice White, Co-Lead Singer & Songwriter of Earth Wind & Fire, has passed away. Here is the special interview we did with him in March 2007, about how he wrote his classic hit songs, and his vision for the group.


Jon Nite Co-Writes Current Hits For Luke Bryan and Keith Urban, Plus Hits for Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw

Interview with Nashville songwriter Jon Nite, who co-wrote the hits “Strip It Down” for Luke Bryan and “Break On Me” for Keith Urban, plus several other hits.


Kevin Cronin Of REO Speedwagon Talks About His Classic Hits And His Songwriting

Special interview with Kevin Cronin, lead singer & songwriter of multi-platinum rock band REO Speedwagon, about how he wrote his classic hits.


Interview with Josh Van Valkenburg, Senior Vice President of A&R, Sony/ATV Music Nashville

Josh Van Valkenburg, Head of A&R for Sony/ATV Music Nashville, discusses his excellent career and provides insights on how songwriters can succeed in Nashville.


Justin Hayward Of The Moody Blues Talks About His Classic Song "Nights In White Satin" And His Other Hits

New interview with Justin Hayward of British rock band the Moody Blues, about how he wrote the classic hit “Nights in White Satin” and his other songs.


Sarah Hudson Co-Writes The Hits "Dark Horse" For Katy Perry And "Black Widow" For Iggy Azalea; Readies Her Own EP

Interview with singer/songwriter Sarah Hudson, who has co-written hits for Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea. She also wrote a song on Justin Bieber’s new album.


Danny Parker Emerges As Hit Pop Songwriter, Co-Writing "Stitches" For Shawn Mendes & "Chains" For Nick Jonas

Interview with rising, Los Angeles-based songwriter Danny Parker, who co-wrote the pop hits “Stitches” for Shawn Mendes and “Chains” for Nick Jonas.


Interview with Country Duo Dan + Shay, Whose Single "Nothin' Like You" Becomes #1 Country Hit

Dan Smyers, of the country duo Dan + Shay, discusses their new number one hit “Nothin’ Like You,” their songwriting, and how they got started.


Dave Bassett Has Breakthrough Year, Co-Writing The Hits "Fight Song" For Rachel Platten and "Ex's & Oh's" For Elle King

Interview with Dave Bassett, who co-wrote & produced the hits “Fight Song” and “Ex’s & Oh’s.” He has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rock Song.