Songwriter Sessions

Songwriter Sessions

During Songwriter Sessions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, fans get a chance to meet the minds behind some of country music's biggest hits, as respected songwriters share the stories behind their work in an intimate performance setting, with audience Q&A.

The Museum's virtual Songwriter Sessions have moved here to our online streaming home, with a new lineup of country music's most accomplished writers and our ongoing mix of live performances and insightful interviews. Tune in each Tuesday night at 7:00 Central to watch.

We've also added a post-show, driven by viewers. On Instagram Live at @OfficialCMHOF, we're hosting a Tuesday Q&A that lets viewers ask questions and connect directly with each week's guest. Visit the Museum's Instagram at 8:00 Central each Tuesday night to join in for our interactive Q&A.

Scroll down to explore videos of past Songwriter Sessions.

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Songwriter Sessions
  • Jamie Floyd • Songwriter Session, 2018

    Jamie Floyd performs and shares the highs and lows of her songwriting career during a 2018 Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Fresh from her first nationally televised appearance on the USA Network’s singing competition show “Real Country,” Floyd sings “The Blade,” ...

  • Guitarist and Songwriter Red Lane • Songwriter Session, 2013

    Guitarist and hit songwriter Red Lane—who’s played with and written songs for country music legends including Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, Dottie West, Keith Whitley, and George Strait, among others—joins the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum here for a Songwriter Session in...

  • The Crickets’ Sonny Curtis • Songwriter Session, 2017

    Sonny Curtis—award-winning songwriter, guitarist, recording artist, and member of the Crickets—performs live and shares stories during a special 2017 Songwriter Session in honor of the Museum’s fiftieth anniversary.

    Accompanied with just his acoustic guitar, the Musicians Hall of Fame, Nashville...

  • Adam Wright • Songwriter Session, 2018

    Adam Wright—who’s written songs for Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, the Lonesome River Band, and many other major country and bluegrass names—shares some of his songwriting highlights and intimate details about his music career during this 2018 Songwriter Session at the Country Music ...

  • Jon Pardi • Songwriter Session, 2017

    Country singer Jon Pardi—whose self-penned hits include “Head Over Boots” and “Heartache on the Dance Floor”—shares live songs and answers audience questions during an intimate 2017 Songwriter Session at the Museum, presented in support of the exhibition “American Currents: The Music of 2016,” wh...

  • Luke Bryan Songs With Writers Ashley Gorley and Rodney Clawson

    Ashley Gorley and Rodney Clawson—who wrote some of Luke Bryan’s biggest hits, including “Crash My Party,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” and “Play It Again”—perform during a special 2015 Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in support of the exhibition “Luke Bryan: Dirt Ro...

  • Lindsay Ell • Songwriter Session, 2016

    Singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell performs a mix of her singles and unreleased songs, including “By the Way,” “Criminal,” “What Does You Good,” and “Don’t Call Me Lonely,” and answers audience questions during a 2016 Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    The program is pre...

  • Ray Stevens • Songwriter Session, 2014

    Ray Stevens performs and tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including “Guitarzan,” “Everything is Beautiful,” “Mr. Businessman,” and “The Streak,” during a 2014 Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    The Country Music Hall of Fame member also performs sn...

  • Will Hoge • Songwriter Session, 2015

    Will Hoge shares live performances of his songs—including tracks from his 2015 album “Small Town Dreams”—and answers questions from members of the audience during this 2015 Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Hoge opens off-mic with “Small Town Dreams” track “Growing...

  • Richard Thompson • Songwriter Session, 2012

    Richard Thompson—singer, songwriter, guitarist, and founding member of the folk-rock band Fairport Convention—shares a nearly hourlong performance and question-and-answer session with an audience at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during a 2012 Songwriter Session.

    Beyond Fairport Conv...

  • Tony Arata • Songwriter Session, 2017

    Songwriter Tony Arata—who wrote Garth Brooks's hit "The Dance," along with songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Lee Roy Parnell, and many others—sings, shares the stories behind his songs, and answers audience questions during a Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Arata...

  • Laura Veltz • Songwriter Session, 2019

    On stage at the Ford Theater, songwriter and singer Laura Veltz talks about music, songwriting, and making a career in Nashville, and shares acoustic performances of some of the major country hits she's written.

    Among the songs Veltz performs during her 2019 Songwriter Session at the Country Mus...

  • Charlie Worsham • Songwriter Session and 'Follow Your Heart' Book Talk

    Songwriter, musician, and producer Charlie Worsham shares songs, talks about the inspiration for his 2018 book, "Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, and One Man’s Country Music Journey," and reads excerpts from that personal project.

    Among the songs Worsham performs during this 2018 Songwrite...

  • Deke Dickerson Performs California Country Music

    Deke Dickerson a virtuosic guitar player, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and author—leads this 2019 program on California country music, performing songs that include “California on My Mind,” “Hello Trouble,” and “Hubbin’ It,” while also telling stories about Country Music Hall of Fame member...