From Nashville — Music Talks with Hunter Kelly: Songwriters Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne and Jessie Jo Dillon - 92Y, New York

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From Nashville — Music Talks with Hunter Kelly: Songwriters Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne and Jessie Jo Dillon

Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne, Jessie Jo Dillon and Hunter Kelly

Apple Music Country radio host and journalist Hunter Kelly curates and hosts a series of intimate conversations with some of the industry’s most iconic and influential artists, exploring their creative process, where their music is headed, and how they hope to expand the genre for those coming next.

Every hit starts with a song. And nowhere is songwriting more central to hitmaking and megawatt careers than in Nashville. Hunter Kelly sits down with three of Nashville’s leading songwriters — Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne and Jessie Jo Dillon — to talk about the many aspects of how they create their songs. Illustrating their work, Clark — a multi-Grammy nominated headlining artist herself — and Osborne perform of some of their biggest hits, including “Neon,” “Can We Be Strangers,” “Same Devil” and “Vice.”

Collectively, Clark, Osborne and Dillon are responsible for chart-topping, award-winning songs by artists including Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton and many more, including worldwide smash hits like Dan + Shay/Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours.” Kelly leads an exploration of their creative process. How do they write? How do they co-write? And how do they create songs that continue country music’s rich storytelling tradition while taking on today’s social issues, including representation for the LGBTQIA community? Dive in and find out with top talent from the most influential community of songwriters in the world.

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Hunter Kelly

Hunter Kelly is the host of PROUD Radio on Apple Music Country featuring music and interviews with LGBTQ country artists and allies …

Brandy Clark

An eight-time Grammy nominee and a CMA Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician, Brandy Clark is in the midst of a breakthrough year …

Josh Osborne

Josh Osborne is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award winning songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee …

Jessie Jo Dillon

Known for her evocative lyrics and hit sensibilities, GRAMMY® nominee and Big Machine Music songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon has penned …

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