Nashville Songsmiths

Nashville Songsmiths

Songwriter and Veteran Broadcaster Ty Hager interviews some of Nashville's most successful and legendary songwriters about the craft of songwriting and the harsh realities of the music business in Music City. First aired in 2011 on the American Forces Radio Network, these tales of creativity and perseverance are truly timeless.... Show More

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December 20, 2019 10 min

The first of Ty's 2-part interview with hit songwriter Steve Dean ("I've Been Watching You"). Steve reflects on being inspired by the Beatles to begin writing songs, getting his first cut less than a week after moving to Nashville, his number-one hit for Alabama, "Southern Star," and the surprising success of a one-chord song.

Originally aired on the American Forces Radio Network.

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December 13, 2019 9 min

In the conclusion of Ty Hager's 4-part interview with the hit songwriter, Tony Arata talks about writing "Satisfied Mind," how writers nights honed his songwriting skills, and delves deeper into co-writing.   

Originally aired on the American Forces Radio Network.

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December 5, 2019 10 min

In Part 3 of Ty Hager's 4-part interview with Tony Arata ("The Dance"), the songwriter talks about his writing process - and why he's "such a lousy co-writer." The two also discuss Tony's breakthrough hit for Clay Walker and meeting a then-unknown Trisha Yearwood. 

Originally aired on the American Forces Radio Network.

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November 29, 2019 11 min

In the second installment of Ty Hager's 4-part interview, Tony talks about writing "The Dance," hearing Garth's recording for the first time, and the impact of the video on the song's success. He also reflects on his Lee Roy Parnell hit "Holding My Own" and his special relationship with Patty Loveless.

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November 22, 2019 11 min

Ty Hager talks with hit songwriter Tony Arata about "The Dance," writing, and the harsh reality of the Music Business.

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