Jameson Rodgers has been named one of Rolling Stone's 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know! Check out the full write-up here.
Congratulations to Jordan Walker and Ashley Gorley on your 2018 MusicRow Award Nominations! Jordan has been nominated for Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year. ""Life Changes", co-written by Ashley Gorley, has been nominated for Song of the Year. Congratulations!
Thompson Square announced the track listing for their new album, Masterpiece, set for release on June 1st. The album will include "Stupid Girls Stupid Boys", co-written by AJ Pruis!
Sam Hunt has released his latest single, "Downtown's Dead", co-written with and co-produced by Zach Crowell! Check it out on our Spotify Release Radar Playlist.
Congratulations Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Combustion Music, Tape Room Music & SMACKSongs on your AIMP Spotify Country Top Spot Award!
Matthew West is nominated for Male Artist of the Year for this year's K-Love Fan Awards! Vote here: Final round of voting is going on now!
Kacey Musgraves introduced Caitlyn Smith & "This Town Is Killing Me" (co-written with Paul Moak) to Sir Elton John! Listen to "This Town Is Killing Me" on Sir Elton John's "Elton John: Loves" playlist on Spotify!
In honor of his latest release, "Pretend", hitting 100K streams on Spotify, Lukr has released a lyric video! Check it out here.
Combustion Music had a great time at the ASCAP Pop Awards in LA on Monday night in celebration of "Body Like A Back Road"!
Congratulations Zach Crowell, AJ Pruis, Matthew West, Ashley Gorley, Jerry Flowers, Matt Jenkins and Jordan Walker on your multiple NSAI #1 Awards! Thank you NSAI for having us!
Jameson Rodgers' single, "Missing One", has hit 1 million streams on Spotify! Congrats to Jameson and his co-writers Hunter Phelps and Smith Ahnquist!
Michael Ray announced his new album, Amos, will be release on June 1st! The record will include two songs co-written by Matt Jenkins: "Fan Girl" and "You're On"!
Congratulations to our 2018 AIMP Nashville Award Nominees; Ashley Gorley - Songwriter of the Year, "Marry Me" (Ashley Gorley) - Song of the Year, Jordan Walker - Rising Songwriter of the Year, Jameson Rodgers - Rising Artist/Writer of the Year! Combustion Music is honored to be nominated for the 2018 Publisher of the Year award.
Spotify has added Bones Owens' latest single, "Keep It Close", to their Rockin' Vibes Playlist. Listen to Spotify's Rockin' Vibes Playlist here!
Lukr released the music video for his latest single, "Astronaut". Check it out here: Lukr - "Astronaut" Official Video. Directed by Christopher Aumen // Director of Photography - Matt Stambaugh // Gaff - Andrew Malcolm Baer // Grip - Glenn Ibberson and Russ Haller // BTS Film & Photography - Arthur Caleb Robertson // Editors - Christopher Aumen and Lukr // Titles - Jess Foley
Rolling Stone named Everette one of their "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know" for March 2018; saying "Slow Roll" has the makings of a summer anthem. Read the full interview here: Rolling Stone 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: March 2018
Bones Owens announced his first tour dates for 2018! Catch him on the road with Black Stone Cherry in May. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.com
Bones Owens released his new single, "Keep It Close" on Friday! As Bones says, "Today marks a new chapter - a preview of what's to come." Available everywhere. Spotify link here.
Earlier this week, BMI and ASCAP held a #1 party for Chris Janson's hit single, "Fix A Drink". The single marks Ashley Gorley's 36th (of 37) #1! Congratulations Ashley, Chris, co-writer Chris DuBois and producer Brent Anderson!
Ashley Monroe has announced her new album, Sparrow, set for April 20th. The album includes four songs co-written with Paul Moak: “Orphan”, "Hard On A Heart", "Rita", and "She Wakes Me Up (Rescue Me)”.
With the success of Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me", Ashley Gorley notches his 37th #1 single! The single is the third #1 single off Thomas Rhett's latest album, Life Changes, and marks the second #1 from the album for Ashley. Congratulations Ashley and co-writers Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally and Jesse Frasure!
Everette's major label debut was released today, featuring "Slow Roll", "Relapse" and "Mugshots". Their debut single, "Slow Roll", is featured on Spotify's New Music Friday Playlist! Check it out here and be sure to follow their Spotify artist page for future releases.Congratulations Anthony and Brent!
The nominees for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced! Congratulations to Ashley Gorley on his nomination for Songwriter of the Year and Zach Crowell for Single of the Year (producer) and Song of the Year (co-writer) for "Body Like A Back Road"! Be sure to tune in on April 15th to see how takes home the honors!
Last week BMI and ASCAP hosted a #1 celebration for Jon Pardi's latest #1 singles; "Dirt On My Boots" and "Heartache on the Dance Floor". "Dirt On My Boots", co-written by Ashley Gorley, is currently nominated for iHeart Radio's 2018 Country Song of the Year Award. The single marks one of the 9 #1 singles Gorley had in 2017 and his 32nd of 36 #1s overall! Congratulations Ashley!
Earlier this week CMA held their annual Triple Play Awards luncheon. Ashley Gorley was honored with a record-breaking three awards for his 9 #1 singles last year. Gorley breaks his own record and is now an 11-time Triple Play Award recipient! This year he was honored for the #1 hits "American Country Love Song" - Jake Owen, "Middle of A Memory" - Cole Swindell, "Dirty Laundry" - Carrie Underwood, "A Guy With A Girl" - Blake Shelton, "Today" - Brad Paisley, "Dirt On My Boots" - Jon Pardi, "Black" - Dierks Bentley, "Do I Make You Wanna" - Billy Currington, "Unforgettable" - Thomas Rhett. Zach Crowell received his third Triple Play Award this year! He was honored for the #1 songs "Body Like A Back Road" - Sam Hunt, "Dirty Laundry" - Carrie Underwood, "Do I Make You Wanna" - Billy Currington. Congratulations Ashley & Zach!
Lukr's new single, "Astronaut", is available now at his SoundCloud link for a limited time. Stream now before the clock runs out! Available everywhere on Friday.
Morgan Wallen released the acoustic live video for his latest song, "Not Good At Not", co-written with Brett Tyler. Check out the video here!
Last night's double #1 party for Thomas Rhett's "Unforgettable", co-written with Ashley Gorley, and "Craving You" marked the 35th (!) #1 celebration for Ashley Gorley! Rhett's current single "Marry Me", also co-written with Gorley, has been Rhett's fastest climbing single and currently sits at #4 on the charts! Congratulations Thomas Rhett, Ashley Gorley and co-writers Jesse Frasure and Shane McAnally!
To kick off the BBR Music Group CRS Show in Nashville on February 5th, Everette, made up of Combustion writer Anthony Olympia and Brent Rupard, signed their record deal! Following the exciting announcement, Everette performed their song, "Slow Roll" for radio promoters from around the country. We're excited for the world to hear what Everette has to offer! Congratulations Anthony and Brent!
Spotify has added songs from Jameson Rodgers and Walker McGuire to their Wild Country playlist! Jameson has two songs - "Some Girls" and "Like You've Been There Before" and Walker McGuire's latest single, "Lost", is also featured! Check out the playlist here. Thank you Spotify for all of your support for our writers and artists!
Earlier this week Capitol Christian held a party for Matthew West's most recent #1 single, "Broken Things". The single marks the first #1 for co-writer AJ Pruis! Congratulations Matthew, AJ and co-writer Jason Houser. Matthew's next single is set to be announced soon! Check out his album, All In, here.
Congratulations to Jordan Walker who celebrated his first #1; Luke Combs' "When It Rains It Pours"! Last night BMI held a #1 party where Jordan and his co-writers Luke Combs and Ray Fulcher were honored by their publishers, CMA and BMI for their accomplishment. It was a special night as Jordan celebrated his first #1 surrounded by family and friends. Congratulations Jordan!
Catch Bones Owens at the Basement East on Tuesday, January 30th at 7PM as part of the Beast Country & More show! Free show - 21 and over
Walker McGuire's new single "Lost" and Jameson Rodgers' new song "Missing One" are both featured on Spotify's New Boots Playlist! Listen to the playlist here, which also includes LANCO's new single, "Born To Love You"; co-written with Ashley Gorley.
Congratulations to Ashley Gorley who scored another Billboard Canada Country #1 with Dallas Smith's "Sleepin' Around"!
Congratulations to our 2018 iHeart Radio Music Award Nominees! Combustion Music is represented on four of the five songs nominated for Country Song of the Year: Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" - co-written and produced by Zach Crowell, Thomas Rhett's "Unforgettable" - co-written with Ashley Gorley, Dustin Lynch's "Small Town Boy" - produced by Zach Crowell, and Jon Pardi's "Dirt On My Boots" - co-written by Ashley Gorley.
Check out Walker McGuire's new single, "Lost", on the Spotify New Boots playlist!
Bones Owens' single, "Make Me No King", is featured on Spotify's The Pulse of Americana playlist! Check it out here!
Zach Crowell produced Sam Hunt's version of "This Land Is Your Land" for the new Will Smith movie, Bright. Check out the new single on Spotify here.
It's been a great 2017; Congratulations Matthew West, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell on your year-end Billboard honors! Ashley Gorley was named the #1 Hot Country Songwriter. Matthew West was named the #24 Hot Christian Songwriter. Zach Crowell was named the #2 Hot Country Producer and the #4 Hot Country Songwriter! Combustion writers were represented on 15 of the Hot Country Songs of 2017. We can't wait to see what 2018 brings!
Matthew West is the cover artist on the Top Christmas Hits Spotify playlist! Check out the playlist here and be sure to listen to Matthew's two Christmas albums to get you in the holiday spirit!
The nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards have been announced! Zach Crowell is up for Best Country Song with the smash "Body Like A Back Road", recorded by and co-written with Sam Hunt. Congratulations to Zach, Sam and co-writers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne! Be sure to tune into the awards on January 28th!
This week, with "Fix A Drink" hitting #1, Ashley Gorley scores his 36th #1; Congratulations Ashley! This follows the announcement of two new radio singles co-written by Ashley. Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me" is already climbing the country charts and Carly Pearce just announced that "Hide The Wine" will officially hit country radio on December 4th!
Jameson Rodgers has been named as one of Pandora's 2018 Country Artists to Watch! Pandora has created a playlist featuring Jameson along with the other artists to watch. Listen to the playlist here.
Ashley Gorley is featured on the latest episode of Ross Golan's podcast "And The Writer Is...". Check out his interview here!
As if awards week couldn't get any better, Combustion is celebrating two #1s this week! Matthew West scored another #1 with his song "Broken Things". The single is the first #1 for co-writer AJ Pruis! Thomas Rhett's single "Unforgettable" also claims the top spot; marking the 35th #1 for co-writer Ashley Gorley!
It's only fitting that Ashley Gorley notched his 35th #1 single ahead of the 2017 ASCAP Awards. At Monday night's event, Ashley was honored for a record-setting 5th time as the Songwriter of the Year! Newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Don Schlitz was on hand to introduce Ashley along with Mike Wilson of My Life Speaks; an organization in Haiti that is close to Ashley and his family. Congratulations Ashley!
Last week, NSAI held their annual awards event. For the second year in a row Ashley Gorley was named Songwriter of the Year! The night also included the "10 Songs I Wish I'd Written"; voted on by the Professional Members of NSAI. Zach Crowell was honored for "Body Like A Back Road" and Ashley Gorley was honored for "Dirt On My Boots." Congratulations!
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) held their first-ever Gold & Platinum Gala in Nashville earlier this month. Combustion was on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell and Jerry Flowers! Jerry Flowers was honored for his multi-Platinum single "House Party". Ashley Gorley was honored for his multiple Gold and multi-Platinum singles. Zach Crowell was honored for his Gold certified single, "Middle of A Memory", and multi-Platinum singles "House Party", "Break Up In A Small Town", and "Body Like A Back Road", which was named Song of the Year. Congratulations!
"When It Rains It Pours" hit #1 on the Billboard Airplay chart; marking the first #1 for Jordan Walker! Recorded by Luke Combs, the single was co-written with Combs and Ray Fulcher. Congratulations to Jordan and all those involved!
Lukr has released his new single, "Secrets"! Co-written with AJ Pruis and Dan Layus, the single is available everywhere now! Check it out on our Spotify Release Radar Playlist here.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have announced their new album, The Rest of Our Life. The album, out November 17th, 2017, will include the song "Break First", written by Jerry Flowers, Ashley Gorley and Emily Weisband. Pre-order on ITunes now!
Luke Bryan announced that his new album, What Makes You Country, will be released on 12/8. The title track, co-written with Ashley Gorley, is out everywhere now! The album will include three other tracks from Combustion writers! "Out Of Nowhere" co-written with Ashley Gorley; "Like You Say You Do" co-written with Ashley Gorley; "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" co-written by Zach Crowell!
Matthew West recently spoke with The Tennessean about the making of his latest album, All In (out now)! Read all about what it means to Matthew to be "All In" here!
Don't miss Everette at the Country on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 6PM! They'll be playing all new songs!
Leanna Crawford has released her debut EP, Crazy Beautiful You! The three-song EP features "Crazy Beautiful You", "Stars" and "Fragile Heart". All three songs were co-written with AJ Pruis and Matthew West with production by AJ Pruis! Check out her EP on Spotify now!
It's been a busy and successful week for Matthew West! West was honored as the 2017 ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year at Tuesday night's awards show. On top of that, he began the All In Tour on Thursday night with a sold-out show in Houston and released his new album, All In, today! Check it out on Spotify now!
Don't miss Everette at the last outdoor Whiskey Jam show of the year on Monday, September 25th. Everette will take the stage at 6PM!
Walker McGuire released a new song off their forth-coming debut album! Check out "Mysteries of the World" written by Jordan Walker, Johnny McGuire, Brent Anderson and Chris DuBois. Listen on Spotify now!
Jameson Rodgers released his new single "Some Girls"! The single is featured on Spotify's Wild Country playlist along with Apple Music's Breaking Country playlist. Available everywhere now!
Congratulations to Zach Crowell on producing the two-week #1 "Small Town Boy", recorded by Dustin Lynch! It's also a big week for Jordan Walker; "When It Rains It Pours", co-written with Luke Combs & Ray Fulcher, cracked the Top Ten! "Fix A Drink" is also in the Top Ten this week; congratulations to Ashley Gorley! Listen to all the Combustion songs climbing the charts on our On The Radio Spotify playlist here!
Congratulations to our 2017 CMA Nominees Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley! Crowell has been nominated for Song of the Year for "Body Like A Back Road" along with a nomination for Single of the Year for producing and mixing "Body Like A Back Road". Gorley has been nominated for Song of the Year for "Dirt On My Boots". Be sure to tune in to ABC on November 8th to see who takes home the top honors!
Brett Tyler will be performing at Songwriters Under the Stars at Cheekwood this Friday, August 25th! Get your tickets now before it sells out!
Congratulations to Ashley Gorley who scored another #1 on the Canada Country chart with "Sky Stays This Blue" recorded by Dallas Smith!
This week Combustion celebrates Billy Currington's "Do I Make You Wanna" hitting #1! This is the first 100% Combustion #1! Congratulations to writers Jerry Flowers, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins & Ashley Gorley!
Congratulations to Zach Crowell! With 25 weeks at the top of the chart, "Body Like A Back Road" has surpassed "Cruise" as the longest running #1 Hot Country Song ! In addition to co-writing the smash with Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, Crowell also produced the single.
This year's Hope Town Music Festival will be held December 8th - 10th, 2017! Make sure to mark your calendar and keep an eye out for more details!
Thomas Rhett's new album, Life Changes, features three songs co-written with Ashley Gorley! The single "Unforgettable" (out 7/28), the title track "Life Changes" and "Marry Me". Rhett announced that the album will be released on Sept. 8th, with pre-order available now from www.thomasrhett.com
Check out our latest Spotify playlist; Release Radar! The playlist spotlights Combustion writers' songs recorded by artists across genres. Be sure to follow the playlist for weekly updates!
Catch Zach Crowell on Episode 70 of Bobby Bones' BobbyCast! Learn all things "Body Like A Back Road", behind the scenes stories of songs recorded by Carrie Underwood, Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt and more. Available on ITunes here!
Congratulations to Jameson Rodgers! His single, "Midnight Daydream", has over 2 million streams on Spotify! Listen and follow his page here.
Matthew West is featured on the cover of Spotify's Top Christian Tracks! The playlist includes Matthew's current single, "Broken Things", co-written with AJ Pruis. Check it out here!
Walker McGuire is set to make the Grand Ole Opry Debut on Friday, July 14, 2017! Be sure to add Opry Snaps to see all the behind the scenes action! Get your tickets at Opry.com.
In honor of "Body Like A Back Road" holding the #12 spot on Billboard's Songs of the Summer Chart, we've created our Songs of the Summer Spotify playlist! The playlist features current and past summer hits from Combustion writers. Check it out here!
Sam Hunt's "Body Like A Back Road" has been RIAA-certified Double Platinum! The single, co-written and produced by Zach Crowell, is now the longest running #1 Hot Country Song by a solo male artist! On top of that, "Body Like A Back Road" is the most downloaded country song of 2017, the top streaming country song of 2017 and the fastest country song in history to reach 100 million streams. "Body Like A Back Road" is currently climbing the Hot A/C, Top 40 and A/C Charts! Check it out on our On The Radio Spotify playlist.
Last week Combustion was at the #1 celebration for Dierks Bentley's "Black", co-written by Ashley Gorley, Bentley and Ross Copperman. The single marks Ashley Gorley's 33rd #1! Congratulations Ashley! Check out all 33 of Gorley's #1s on our Spotify playlist.
Congratulations to Brett Tyler who co-wrote and produced two songs, “Space” and “Sugar”, on Maren Morris’ debut album Hero which was just certified RIAA Gold!
Luke Combs' new single, "When It Rains It Pours", co-written by Jordan Walker, was the most added song at Country radio this week! The song is currently climbing the charts. Congratulations Jordan! Check it out on our On The Radio Spotify playlist!
"Body Like A Back Road", which Zach Crowell produced and co-wrote with Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne has spent 18 weeks as the #1 Hot County Song! "Body Like A Back Road" is now tied for the third-longest run at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart and is in the Top 25 on both the Hot AC and Top 40 charts. Congratulations Zach! Listen to "Body Like A Back Road" on our On The Radio Spotify playlist here.
Catch Matthew West this fall as he sets out on The All In Tour! Matthew will bring along Jordan Feliz and Combustion's Leanna Crawford as opening acts. The All In Tour begins in September and will visit more than 30 cities throughout the US. Tickets go on sale June 13, 2017. For a full list of tour dates and information visit matthewwest.com
Chris Janson released The Fix A Drink EP today, June 9, 2017. The EP features two songs co-written by Ashley Gorley; the lead single, "Fix A Drink" (Gorley / Janson / DuBois) & "Name On It" (Gorley / Janson / DuBois / Copperman). Available on Spotify here!
Luke Combs announced "When It Rains It Pours", co-written with Combustion's Jordan Walker as his new single! Jordan co-wrote the song with Combs and Ray Fulcher. Check it out on Spotify!
Monday June 5th
1 PM - Walker McGuire / Music City Gives Back
6 PM - Walker McGuire / Fang Fair / Losers
10 PM - Lukr / 8 Off 8th / Mercy Lounge
Wednesday June 7th
6 PM - Combustion Music Presents: Walker McGuire / Jameson Rodgers / Everette / Basement East
Saturday June 10th
1:10 PM - Walker McGuire / CMA Fest
Check out Jordan Walker's song "When It Rains It Pours", on Luke Combs' debut album out today! Co-written with Combs and Fay Fulcher. You can listen on Spotify here!
This week Ashley Gorley celebrates his 33rd #1 with Dierks Bentley's "Black"; co-written with Dierks Bentley and Ross Copperman. Gorley is a 4-Time ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year (2009, 2014, 2015, 2016), 2017 ACM Songwriter Of The Year Nominee, 2-time Billboard #1 Country Songwriter of the Year (2013 & 2016) and 9-Time CMA Triple Play Award Winner, among many other honors. Congratulations Ashley! Listen to Black on Spotify.
Combustion Music presents Walker McGuire, Jameson Rodgers and Everette next Wednesday, June 7th at 6PM at the Basement East!
“Setting the World On Fire” recorded by Kenny Chesney and Pink won the Top Country Collaboration award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Matt Jenkins co-wrote the #1 hit with Josh Osborne and Ross Copperman. Listen on Spotify here!
AJ Pruis and Matthew West co-wrote “I’m Still Here” and “Good News” featured on Mandisa’s new album “Out of the Dark”. Check it out on Spotify!
Our team, pictured here with writer Ashley Gorley, had a great time this past April at Topgolf in Las Vegas during the 52nd ACM Awards!
Combustion Celebrates 8 Writers on the Billboard & Mediabase Charts in 4 Genres!
Sam Hunt "Body Like A Back Road" (Country/AC/Top 40) – Zach Crowell / Sam Hunt / Shane McAnally / Josh Osborne
Matthew West "Broken Things" (Christian/Gospel) – Matthew West / AJ Pruis / Jason Houser
Dierks Bentley "Black" – Ashley Gorley / Ross Copperman / Dierks Bentley
Walker McGuire "Til Tomorrow" – Jordan Walker / Johnny McGuire / Brian Carper / Troy Matthews
Easton Corbin "A Girl Like You" – Ashley Gorley / Rhett Akins / Jesse Frasure
Chris Janson "Fix A Drink" – Ashley Gorley / Chris Janson / Chris DuBois
Bon Jovi "Roller Coaster" (AC) – Ashley Gorley / Chris Destefano / Jon Bon Jovi
Billy Currington "Do I Make You Wanna" - Ashley Gorley / Zach Crowell / Matt Jenkins / Jerry Flowers
Trace Adkins "Watered Down" - Matt Jenkins / Shane McAnally / Trevor Rosen
Matthew West’s new single, “Broken Things”, co-written with Combustion Music’s AJ Pruis and Jason Houser was released on May 12, 2017. “Broken Things” is currently at #28 on the Christian Airplay Chart and was labeled the Hot Shot Debut! Listen on Spotify here!
Zach Crowell secured another #1 on the Country charts with “Body Like A Back Road” recorded by Sam Hunt. Zach co-wrote the song with Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and produced the single. “Body Like A Back Road” was #1 for 3 weeks on the Country Airplay Chart and is currently climbing on both the Hot A/C and Top 40 Charts. Check it out on our Spotify playlist!
Walker McGuire’s debut single “Til Tomorrow”, written by Jordan Walker, Johnny McGuire, Brian Carper and Troy Matthews, is currently climbing the charts and has garnered over 18 million streams on Spotify. Listen here!
Ashley Gorley co-wrote Chris Janson’s new single “Fix A Drink” with Janson and Chris DuBois. “Fix A Drink” will officially be released to radio on May 22, 2017. Listen on Spotify here!
Matt Jenkins is set to perform at the ACM: Party For A Cause Songwriter Showcase on Friday, March 31. This incredible event presented by Combustion Music, Creative Nation, SMACKSongs and AIMP starts at 9PM at The Pearl in the Palms Casino Resort. To find more information about Party For A Cause or to purchase tickets, click here!