Best Faces Behind the Songs: ASCAP Songwriters Round
As country music fans become increasingly industry savvy, they're paying more attention to who writes their favorite songs. On Saturday at the HGTV Lodge, they had an audience with some of the best pens in town — Josh Kear, Jessi Alexander, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley — who performed the hit songs they've written. For Alexander, it was a stunning interpretation of the grieving ballad "I Drive Your Truck," recorded by Lee Brice. The highlight though was Kear, who sang Tim McGraw's "Highway Don't Care" and enlisted a female audience member to near perfectly re-create Taylor Swift's "I can't live without you, baby" refrain.