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Original Songwriter Demos

Original Songwriter Demos

Hit songs come from the original songwriter demos being pitched to different publishers in Nashville.

Ever wonder what your favorite country songs sounded like before the stars cut them? How they sounded when someone heard what came out of a cowriting session, and was turned into a pitch demo?

Two records from Warner Brothers, Original Songwriter Demos Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 give you a taste of what some of country’s biggest stars heard at pitch sessions.  A total of 20 songwriter demos – 10 on each album.


Allen Shamblin & Tom Douglas “The House That Built Me” Original Demo




Miranda Lambert “The House That Built Me”



Volume 1 includes the below among others:

  • “The Dance”  Tony Arata
  • “Independence Day”  Gretchen Peters
  • “Bless The Broken Road”  Jeff Hannah, Marcus Hummon & Bobby Boyd
  • “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” Jim “Moose”  Brown & Donald Rollins
  • “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”  Phil Collins & Paul Overstreet
  • “I Hope You Dance”  Mark Sanders & Tia Sillers
  • “The House That Built Me”  Allen Shamblin & Tom Douglas

Volume 2 includes:

  • “If Tomorrow Never Comes”  Kent Blazy & Garth Brooks
  • “How Do I Live”  Diane Warren
  • “Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout You”  Rivers Rutherford & Tom Shapiro
  • “Every Day”  Alissa Moreno & Jeffrey Steele
  • “Jesus Take The Wheel”  Hillary Lindsey, Brett James & Gordie Sampson

American Songwriter Review: Original Songwriter Demos Vol 1 & Vol 2



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