Two of the essential pieces that have created Jason Aldean’s iconic sound can be attributed to lead guitarist Kurt Allison and bassist Tully Kennedy. They have been touring/recording with Aldean since moving to Nashville, and have become some of the most in-demand studio musicians, producers and songwriters. Both Kurt and Tully produced the number one singles “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not (Thompson Square) and “Carolina” (Parmalee). To add to their long list of talents and credits, they have also co-written songs like “Blame It On You” (Jason Aldean) and “Seein’ Red” (Dustin Lynch).
David Lee Murphy is a country music artist and songwriter. Murphy, whose songs “Dust On The Bottle” and “Party Crowd” remain staples on country radio today, is also a mastermind behind many other hit songs. His credits include Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor” and “The Only Way I Know,” Kenny Chesney’s “Til It’s Gone” and “Living In Fast Forward,” as well as Thompson Square’s GRAMMY-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.”
Michael Tyler, a self-taught artist and songwriter from Thayer, MO began working with award-winning producer Michael Knox at the age of 13. He penned Dierks Bentley’s platinum-selling song “Somewhere On A Beach,” which earned him the 2016 SESAC Song of the Year Award. He also crafted Jason Aldean’s No. 1 single “Girl Like You,” “Got What I Got,” as well as five others from his new album, 9.
Adam Shoenfeld is an ACM-nominated professional guitarist, songwriter and producer. Being one of Nashville’s go-to studio musicians, he has been featured on hundreds of albums, including Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Dan & Shay and more. He is a writer on Faith Hill’s award-winning No. 1 song “Mississippi Girl,” as well as Jason Aldean’s “Laid Back.” Shoenfeld has also been the producer on albums for John Rich, Kelsey Harmon, Sarah Darling and more.
Former rodeo bull rider Shane Minor began his music career by signing a record deal with Mercury Records in 1999. After releasing a self-titled debut album that produced three hit singles, Minor transitioned fully into songwriting. He has penned hits like “Beautiful Mess” (Diamond Rio), “Chillin’ It” (Cole Swindell), “Live A Little” (Kenny Chesney) and “Brand New Girlfriend” (Steve Holy).
Rob Hatch is an award-winning hit songwriter that has had a hand in creating music for artists like Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Trea Landon, Randy Houser and more. Hatch earned his first No. 1 song on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart with Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” He also reached No. 1 with Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” in 2014, the same year he was named SESAC Songwriter of the Year.
Jody Stevens is a hit songwriter, producer and engineer. He has composed number one songs like “Let Me See Ya Girl” (Cole Swindell), “Home Alone Tonight” (Luke Bryan feat. Karen Fairchild) and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” (Jake Owen). Stevens also has production and engineering credits for artists like Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, and newcomer Jon Langston.
The Grammy-nominated hit songwriter Dallas Davidson has crafted 24 No. 1 songs and counting, earning him the CMA Triple Play Award a total of six times. He has penned songs like “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Everyday” (Luke Bryan), “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” (Trace Adkins), “I Don’t Dance” (Lee Brice), “Tonight Looks Good On You” (Jason Aldean), “Boys ‘Round Here” (Blake Shelton), and many, many more.
With 24 No. 1 singles and counting, award-winning songwriter Rodney Clawson has earned the CMA Triple Play Award a total of six times. He is known for penning hits like “Amarillo Sky” (Jason Aldean), “I Saw God Today” (George Strait - 2008 CMA Song of the Year), “Drunk On You” (Luke Bryan - 2013 ASCAP Song of the Year) and “Feel Like A Rockstar” (Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw).
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).