In The Round with The Warren Brothers, Josh Kear and Mark Irwin
The Bluebird Cafe
Wed, Jan 17 9:00 pm
The Warren Brothers: Brad and Brett Warren have had their songs recorded by some of the biggest acts in the business beginning with a string of cuts for Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Van Zant. Faith Hill released two of the duo’s co-writes as singles: “The Lucky One’ in 2006, and “Red Umbrella” in 2007. Also that year, McGraw performed “If You’re Reading This” at the Academy of Country Music Awards and then released it as a single. The single co-written by Tim, Brett, and Brad became a top 5 hit. Josh Kear: Josh Kear simply transcends boundaries. For years, the 39-year-old has been one of Nashville’s most versatile songwriters, equally adept at unearthing the pain and passion that drives any great music. Kear’s sympathetic eye and keen awareness have paid off handsomely: He notched a Song of the Year Grammy Award win for Lady Antebellum’s Number One smash take on his co-write “Need You Now.” (He has a total of four Grammy awards. Carrie Underwood’s fiery take on Kear’s “Before He Cheats” won the celebrated songwriter his first Grammy for Best Country Song in 2007; Lady A’s “Need You Now,” which UK sensation Adele recently covered as well, won the same award; and in 2013 he won for Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away”). He is the only songwriter to ever be awarded a Grammy for Best Country Song three times. Mark Irwin: Mark Irwin is an American country music songwriter. In 1990, he co-wrote Alan Jackson's "Here in the Real World", which was twice nominated for Song of the Year by the Country Music Association.