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Ep 11: Jessi Alexander - I Drive Your Truck

 Jessi Alexander is an established singer/songwriter that has earned 2013 CMA Song of the Year and 2014 ACM Song of the Year for penning Lee Brice’s No. 1 single “I Drive Your Truck”. Her additional No. 1’s include “Drink On It” (Blake Shelton), “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus - RIAA Certified 4x Platinum), and “Mine Would Be You” (Blake Shelton).

Ep 10: Justin Weaver - Bottoms Up

Growing up in Forsyth, Georgia, Justin Weaver played in bands throughout high school and toured most of the southeast playing with Jason Aldean as a teenager. He ventured into songwriting and has garnered hits like “Bottoms Up” (Brantley Gilbert - RIAA Certified 5x Platinum), “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend - RIAA Certified 4x Platinum), “Get Off On The Pain” (Gary Allan), and “Got My Country On” (Chris Cagle).

Ep 9: Erik Dylan - Feel Good Murder Ballads

Erik Dylan’s story-telling quality has attracted artists like Kip Moore, Riley Green, Luke Combs, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, Josh Phillips, Eli Young Band and many more to his songs. The fifth generation Kansan has shared writer rooms and stages with some of the biggest heroes - from Guy Clark to Lynyrd Skynyrd. He most recently released his sophomore album, Baseball On The Moon, with songs featuring Luke Combs and Steve Earle. He recently earned his first No. 1 single with Riley Green’s “There Was This Girl”.

Ep 8: Josh Thompson - Sha-Home-Depot

With over twenty major label cuts, hit songwriter and nationally-touring artist Josh Thompson has recently scored his first No. 1 singles with “I’ll Name The Dogs” (Blake Shelton), “Any Ol’ Barstool” (Jason Aldean) and “Drowns The Whiskey” (Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert). As an artist, he gained traction with his RIAA Gold Certified single “Way Out Here”, as well as “Beer On The Table”.

Ep 7: Mickey Jack Cones - The Tripod

Mickey Jack Cones is one of the most in-demand producers and engineers, and is now gaining recognition in the publishing community with COR Entertainment. He’s the producer behind eight No. 1 singles, including “Where It’s At” (Dustin Lynch) and “Sunny And 75” (Joe Nichols). As a recording engineer, he has worked on many Jason Aldean albums, including the Grammy-nominated My Kinda Party and Night Train. Cones earned his first No. 1 single as a publisher with Luke Combs’ “When It Rains, It Pours”. He has also recently taken on a lead role in the relaunched indie label, Verge Records, where he will help to leverage ONErpm’s global presence by discovering and signing new talent. 

Ep 6: Jaron Boyer - What Year Is It?

Jaron Boyer is a 2016 SESAC Song of the Year award-winning hit songwriter/producer known for No. 1 songs like “Hell Of A Night” (Dustin Lynch - RIAA Certified Gold), “Somewhere On A Beach” (Dierks Bentley - RIAA Certified Platinum), “Flatliner” (Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley), and “Girl Like You” (Jason Aldean).

Ep 5: Brandon Kinney - The Voice Behind Country Boy Poetry

Brandon Kinney is a CMA-nominated songwriter best known for co-penning the No. 1 single “Drowns The Whiskey” (Jason Aldean feat. Miranda Lambert), “Boots On” (Randy Houser), "Ain't Always The Cowboy" (Jon Pardi), “Outta My Head” (Craig Campbell) and “Love You Too Late” (Cole Swindell). He has also crafted songs picked up by Willie Nelson, Justin Moore, Chase Rice, Luke Bryan, and more.

Ep 4: Neil Thrasher - The Karate Guy

2003 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award-winner Neil Thrasher has penned nine No. 1 hit singles, including “Night Train” (Jason Aldean - RIAA Certified Platinum), “There Goes My Life” (Kenny Chesney), “What Do You Say” (Reba McEntire), and “Fast Cars & Freedom” (Rascal Flatts). He has penned songs on Grammy-winning albums including Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope (Reba McEntire) and Unexpected (Jason Crabb).

Ep 3: Jennifer Hanson - Country Strong

Jennifer Hanson began as a signed Capitol Records artist with her debut single “Beautiful Goodbye”. Since then, she has transformed into a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter and producer penning hits like “Leave The Pieces” (The Wreckers), “Let Me Down Easy” (Billy Currington) and “Country Strong” (Gwyneth Paltrow - from the 2010 film Country Strong).

Ep 2: Wendell Mobley - NAPA Know How

Award-winning songwriter Wendell Mobley has had songs at No. 1 for 26 weeks that have sold over 60 million records. Some of his biggest hits include “Tattoos On This Town” (Jason Aldean - Certified Platinum), “There Goes My Life” (Kenny Chesney - RIAA Certified Platinum), “Fast Cars & Freedom” (Rascal Flatts), and “How Country Feels” (Randy Houser).