CMA Songwriters Series presented by US Bank

CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES Presented by U.S Bank

CMA Songwriters Series presented by US Bank

Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, The Warren Brothers

Tuesday, February 20

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

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This event is all ages

Ross Copperman
Ross Copperman
Ross Copperman was born in Roanoke, Virginia with a passion to create songs. Following his dream, Ross signed a record deal with Sony Records in the UK. Despite the success of his debut singles, Ross realizing his specialty, Ross moved to Nashville to focus on songwriting and production. He quickly made a name for himself through sixteen #1 singles, revolutionizing the sound of Nashville’s country music.
Ross has produced a wide range of country artists, including Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Jake Owen and Brett Eldredge. From those productions came the #1 songs: “I Hold On”, “Drunk On A Plane”, “Say You Do,” “Beat of the Music”, “Wanna Be That Song,” “If I Told You,” “Black” and more. Some of Ross’ other hit singles as a writer include – “Pirate flag”, by Kenny Chesney, “Point At You”, by Justin Moore, “Tip It On Back”, and “Black” by Dierks Bentley, “Smoke” by A Thousand Horses, “Don’t It” by Billy Currington, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” as well as “Break On Me,” by Keith Urban, “Lose My Mind,” “Wanna Be That Song,” and “Drunk On Your Love” by Brett Eldredge, “Strip It Down” by Luke Bryan, “Confession” by Florida Georgia Line, and “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker. Other notable artists who have cut Ross’ songs include Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, and Chase Rice.
Ross received three 2014 CMA nominations, including nominations for Album of the Year with Dierks Bentley’s “Riser” and Keith Urban’s “Fuse”, as well as Single of the Year with Dierks’ “I Hold On”. He also received a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Country Album for producing Dierks Bentley’s album Riser. Ross has won the 2016 ACM Songwriter of the Year award, the 2016 and 2017 Double CMA Triple Play awards, and the 2016 and 2017 BMI Songwriter of the Year awards.
Shane McAnally
Shane McAnally
Shane McAnally is a multiple GRAMMY Award winning singer, songwriter, and record producer who has earned 34 No.1s to date. McAnally was named Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2014 and Hot Country Songwriter of the Year by Billboard in 2015. McAnally co-produced Kacey Musgraves 2012 award-winning debut album, Same Trailer Different Park (including the GRAMMY Country Song of the Year “Merry Go ‘Round” and CMA Song of the Year “Follow Your Arrow”), and her 2015 follow-up Pageant Material. He’s also produced debut albums for Sam Hunt (Montevallo), Old Dominion (Meat and Candy), Midland (On The Rocks), Walker Hayes (boom.) and more. In 2016, McAnally arranged and produced “Forever Country,” a collaborative song featuring Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and more to commemorate the CMA’s 50th anniversary celebration. “Forever Country” debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, making it the third song to debut at No.1 on the chart since the chart began in 1958. McAnally earned a 4x Platinum No.1 with “Body Like A Backroad,” written by Sam Hunt, McAnally and Josh Osborne. The single made history as the longest reigning No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Song chart, spending 34 atop the chart. Earlier this year, McAnally announced his co-presidency of Monument Records (with industry veteran, Jason Owen) in conjunction with Sony Records, adding label head to his impressive list of accomplishments.
The Warren Brothers
The Warren Brothers
The Warren Brothers are an American songwriting duo. They have written hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”) and more. They’ve had their songs recorded by Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock bands including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls. Their most recent #1 hit was “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean.
Brad and Brett Warren started as recording artists in their hometown of Tampa, Fl. They moved to Nashville in 1995 and in 1997 signed a record deal with RCA records. They made 3 albums for RCA’s sister label BNA Records; in addition, they had one independent release on 429 Records called “Well Deserved Obscurity.” During that time, they toured extensively as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as opened for many other artists. Although they never had a major hit as artists, McGraw took an interest in their songwriting. Since then, McGraw has recorded over 20 of their songs.
They were both celebrity judges on the 2nd season of “Nashville Star.” In 2005 and 2006, they had their own reality series on CMT called “Barely Famous, The Warren Brothers.” Their sense of humor has landed them as part time radio personalities, and they’ve even had a few film cameos. They were CMA nominees for Duo of the Year for 6 straight years and had Grammy nominations for Song of the Year (“If You’re Reading This”) and a CMA Song of the Year (“Anyway”).
The brothers signed a publishing deal with Big Loud Shirt in 2015,
joining a roster of writers including Craig Wiseman, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson, Sarah Buxton, Joey Moi and Matt Dragstrem.