Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written

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In observance of Memorial Day to honor all of those who have sacrificed for our country, NSAI will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2019.
Each year, the "Ten Songs I Wish I'd Written" are voted on by the Professional Members of NSAI honoring the work of their peers during the balloting period.
 
2017:

“80s MERCEDES” (busbee, MAREN MORRIS / recorded by Maren Morris)

“BETTER MAN” (TAYLOR SWIFT / recorded by Little Big Town)

“BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD” (JOSH OSBORNE, SAM HUNT, SHANE MCANALLY, ZACH CROWELL / recorded by Sam Hunt)

“DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS” (JT HARDING, SHANE MCANALLY / recorded by Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King)

“DIRT ON MY BOOTS” (ASHLEY GORLEY, JESSE FRASURE, RHETT AKINS / recorded by Jon Pardi)

“DRINKIN’ PROBLEM” (CAMERON DUDDY, JESS CARSON, JOSH OSBORNE, MARK WYSTRACH, SHANE MCANALLY / recorded by Midland)

“H.O.L.Y.” (busbee, NATE CYPHERT, WILLIAM LARSEN / recorded by Florida Georgia Line)

“KILL A WORD” (ERIC CHURCH, JEFF HYDE, LUKE DICK / recorded by Eric Church)

“PETER PAN” (FOREST GLEN WHITEHEAD, JESSE LEE, KELSEA BALLERINI / recorded by Kelsea Ballerini)

“VICE” (JOSH OSBORNE, MIRANDA LAMBERT, SHANE MCANALLY / recorded by Miranda Lambert)

 

 

2016:
“Break Up In A Small Town” (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally / recorded by Sam Hunt)
“Burning House” (Jeff Bhasker, Cam, Tyler Johnson / recorded by Cam)
“Buy Me A Boat” (Chris DuBois, Chris Janson / recorded by Chris Janson)
“Die A Happy Man” (Sean Douglas, Joe London, Thomas Rhett / recorded by Thomas Rhett)
“I Got The Boy” (Connie Harrington, Tim Nichols, Jamie Lynn Spears / recorded by Jana Kramer)
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” (Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne / recorded by Keith Urban)
“Like A Wrecking Ball” (Casey Beathard, Eric Church / recorded by Eric Church)
“My Church” (busbee, Maren Morris / recorded by Maren Morris)
“Record Year” (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde / recorded by Eric Church)
“Sangria” (JT Harding, Josh Osborne, Trevor Rosen / recorded by Blake Shelton). 
 

2015:
“A Guy Walks Into A Bar” (Melissa Peirce, Jonathan Singleton, Brad Tursi / recorded by Tyler Farr)
“All About That Bass” (Kevin Kadish, Meghan Trainor / recorded by Meghan Trainor)
"American Kids” (Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally / recorded by Kenny Chesney)
“Diamond Rings And Old Bar Stools” (Barry Dean, Luke Laird, Jonathan Singleton / recorded by Tim McGraw w/ Catherine Dunn)
“Dirt” (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins/ recorded by Florida Georgia Line)
“Girl In A Country Song” (Taylor Dye, Maddie Marlow, Aaron Scherz / recorded by Maddie & Tae)
“I Don't Dance” (Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch / recorded by Lee Brice)
“Neon Light” (Andrew Dorff, Mark Irwin, Josh Kear / recorded by Blake Shelton)
“Raise 'Em Up” (Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele / recorded by Keith Urban w/ Eric Church)
“Shake It Off ” (Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift / recorded by Taylor Swift)
“She Don't Love You” (Eric Paslay, Jennifer Wayne / recorded by Eric Paslay)
 
2014:
"All Kinds Of Kinds" (Phillip Coleman, Don Henry / recorded by Miranda Lambert)
"Boys 'Round Here" (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Craig Wiseman / recorded by Blake Shelton)
"Cop Car" (Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Matt Jenkins / recorded by Keith Urban)
"Drink A Beer" (Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton / recorded by Luke Bryan)
"Drunk On A Plane" (Dierks Bentley, Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins / recorded by Dierks Bentley)
"Follow Your Arrow" (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves / recorded by Kacey Musgraves)
"Give Me Back My Hometown" (Eric Church, Luke Laird / recorded by Eric Church)
"I Hold On" (Dierks Bentley, Brett James / recorded by Dierks Bentley)
"Meanwhile Back At Mama's" (Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston, Jeffrey Steele / recorded by Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill)
"Mine Would Be You" (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan / recorded by Blake Shelton)