Luke Combs tells Forbes magazine that he’d be making music no matter what. “I am doing what I would be doing anyway. I would be doing this in some capacity, whether I was known or a complete nobody.”
Darius Rucker and pop star Ed Sheeran are currently writing songs together in England.
Maren Morris tells Esquire magazine that she and her husband, Ryan Hurd, want kids. “Talking about the possibility of having kids, I would like our minds to be as doctored up before we bring another person into the world.”
Eric Church was recently performing in Toronto when he and a backup singer honored Shania Twain by singing her song “No One Needs to Know.”
Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey tells Billboard magazine that he misses the friends he made when he first started out as a songwriter. “The songwriting community is extremely important to us. When we started to grow into artists, that was a hard thing for us to let go of, because we started to feel out of the loop a little bit. We’d worked so hard to make a mark on the songwriting community. We’ve got all of these friends that we saw every day, and then all of a sudden, we’re out on the road and don’t seem them anymore. We’re like, “Don’t forget about us! We’re still songwriters!”
Brett Young tells Songwriters Universe that he wants to bring sweet, love songs back to radio. “I was back home in Southern California—I had kind of a frustrating moment listening to pop radio, where three songs in a row were very filthy, sexy, not-in-a good way — those songs that topically cross the line just to cross the line when it’s not necessary. I said, “Why does every song have to be about this? We’re missing the sweet love song here.”
Riley Green tells Cowboys & Indians magazine that one of his fondest childhood memories is his dad letting him drive his pickup truck. “I can remember my dad letting me drive his old square-body pickup truck and me standing in the seat because I wasn’t old enough to reach the pedals with my feet. He would work the gas and I would steer, you know? That’s how I grew up … there’s a lot of people that grew up like that, especially in the rural communities, especially in the southeast.”