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The Best and Upcoming Country Songwriters of 2022


The Best and upcoming Country Songwriters of 2022

In our last post, we had a look at the top ten country songwriters of all time. Today we take a look at the best and upcoming country songwriters of 2022. These are the writers that are shaping the sound of country music today, and who will continue to do so in the years to come.


Josh Osborne


Josh Osborne is a prolific songwriter who has written hits for some of the biggest names in country music. From 2019 to 2021, his songs "Kinfolks," "Hard To Forget," and "Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's" were among the most popular country songs. Blake Shelton's duet with Gwen Stefani, "Nobody But You." Osborne is a multiple award-winner, including Songwriter of the Year at the ACM Awards.


Ashley Gorley


Ashley Gorley is one of the most successful songwriters in country music, with 50 No. 1 songs to his credit. His hits include "One Big Country Song" (LOCASH), "Remember You Young" (Thomas Rhett), and "Hole In The Bottle" (Kelsea Ballerini). Gorley has won multiple awards, including ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year and MusicRow's Male Songwriter of the Year.


Randy Montana


Randy Montana is a country singer and songwriter who has released two albums and several singles. His hits include "Ain't Much Left of Lovin' You" and "1,000 Faces." Montana has been nominated for several awards, including the ACM Awards' New Male Vocalist of the Year.


Michael Hardy


Michael Hardy, better known as HARDY, is a successful singer and songwriter. In 2020, his songs "One Beer" and "Give Heaven Some Hell" were among the most popular country songs. He has also written hits for LOCASH, Jameson Rodgers, and Morgan Wallen. HARDY is a multiple award-winner, including Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Country Awards.


Ernest Keith Smith


Ernest Keith Smith, known professionally as Ernest K. Smith or simply Ernest, is an American country music artist and songwriter. After writing songs for Morgan Wallen, Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and Chris Lane, he signed a recording contract with Big Loud in 2019. Ernest has been nominated for several awards, including ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year.


Ross Copperman


Ross Copperman is a successful singer, songwriter, and producer. He has produced hits for Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Florida Georgia Line. Copperman has also written hits for Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, and Darius Rucker. He is a multiple award-winner, including Producer of the Year at the ACM Awards.


Morgan Wallen


Morgan Wallen is a successful country singer and songwriter. His hits include "Up Down," and "Chasin' You." Wallen has been nominated for several awards, including the ACM Awards' New Male Vocalist of the Year.


Josh Thompson


Josh Thompson is a country singer and songwriter who has released three albums and several singles. His hits include "Way Out Here" and "Cold Beer With Your Name On It." Thompson has been nominated for several awards, including the ACM Awards' New Male Vocalist of the Year.


Luke Combs


Luke Combs is a successful country singer and songwriter. His hits include "When It Rains It Pours," and "She Got The Best Of Me." Combs has been nominated for several awards, including the ACM Awards' New Male Vocalist of the Year.


Shane McAnally


Shane McAnally is a successful country singer, songwriter, and producer. He has produced hits for Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, and Midland. McAnally has also written hits for Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum. He is a multiple award-winner, including Producer of the Year at the CMA Awards.


These are just a few of the many talented songwriters in country music today. They have all had great success with their songs and continue to write hits that resonate with fans. What these songwriters have taught us is that country music is always evolving and changing. These songwriters are constantly pushing the boundaries and taking the genre in new and exciting directions. So if you're a fan of country music, be sure to keep an eye on these talented songwriters!


They are the best of the best and they are only going to get better in the years to come.


By no means is this list definitive or exhaustive, but these are some of the best and most upcoming songwriters of 2022. Who are your favorites? Did we leave someone out? Let us know in the comments!


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