Randy Houser co-wrote "A Man Like Me" with Jameson Clark and Danny Green and included the song on his 2010 They Call Me Cadillac album, which earned a Top 10 spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart and a Top 50 spot on the all-genre Billboard 100. When he released the song as a single in 2010, it peaked just outside the top 50 on the U.S. Country chart (No. 53). Inside, Houser tells The Boot about writing the tune.
For Phil Vassar, "The Sound of a Million Dreams," the song he co-wrote for David Nail -- which appears on Nail's 2011 album of the same name -- is really a tribute to the classic songs and artists that Vassar listened to growing up, the artists who inspired him to become an artist himself and create the songs he crafts today.
Husband-and-wife duo Thompson Square (Keifer and Shawna Thompson) earned their first No. 1 hit in April of 2011 with "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." The song was released in July of 2010 as the second single from their self-titled debut album and has been certified double platinum; it also earned them two Grammy Awards nominations. Inside, the co-writers of "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," David Lee Murphy and Jim Collins -- who also wrote Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" -- tell The Boot about the day they wrote this breakthrough hit.
He's the comic relief on The Voice, and if you follow him on Twitter, you know that he's almost as much of a comedian as he is a recording artist. Blake Shelton has been charming fans with his soulful voice and witty banter since 2001.
In March 2010, Jason Aldean released "Crazy Town" as the fourth and final single from his 2009 Wide Open album. Written by Brett Jones and Rodney Clawson, "Crazy Town" became Aldean's 10th consecutive Top 20 hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and has been certified gold by the RIAA. Inside, Jones tells The Boot about writing the song.
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