Monday, January 23, 2012


We like to feature songwriters and try to give them credit for their songs that major artists bring to life and let you hear what the original versions of your favorite songs sound like by the people that wrote them. The songwriter is where the magic begins, from their thoughts and their experiences. If it weren't for them, your performers would be out of a job. Don't forget to say thank you to a songwriter for their important and necessary contributions to our everyday lives.

Check out this week's singer/songwriter, Jason Matthews. Named Music Row’s 2006 Breakthrough Writer of the Year, Jason is the writer for MANY of the songs you hear everyday including Billy Currington's #1 hit "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right", "Break Down Here" which was cut by both Trace Adkins and Julie Roberts, "That's Just Jessie" by Kevin Denney, "The Ball" by James Otto, "Country Man" by Luke Bryan, "Life Happened" by Tammy Cochran and his most current hit, the runaway new single from Craig Campbell, "When I Get It".

Jason released his own cd entitled "Hicotine" and it includes his debut single, the emotional tribute to mothers everywhere, "That's What Mamas Do". He's a name you need to pay attention to and take a minute to go to his website and listen to his music, his voice. He is fantastic. You can also follow him on Twitter at @jmatthewssongs

"Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" - Billy Currington (I love Billy Currington, but man Jason's version is incredible. You can hear the finished recorded version on his website. WOW.) 

"Break Down Here" - Trace Adkins and Julie Roberts both cut this one

"That's Just Jesse" - Kevin Denney

"That's What Mamas Do" - Jason Matthews' Debut Single

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