November 09, 2012

"The ASCAP Songwriters Show" Premieres on WSM Radio

On Wednesday, October 31st, "The Legend" 650 AM WSM Nashville premiered "The ASCAP Songwriters Show," an exclusive weekly songwriters show in partnership with ASCAP. The program airs on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM and will spotlight a different ASCAP songwriter each week. The songwriters will tell the stories behind their hits, play live in the studio, and feature new songs currently being pitched to some of the biggest artists in country music.

ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year Ben Hayslip, who penned "Honey Bee," recorded by Blake Shelton, "I Don't Want This Night To End" by Luke Bryan, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" by Martina McBride and more, was joined by his publisher Rusty Gaston of THiS Music/Warner Chappell for the premiere on October 31st. Dave Turnbull was featured on the second installment of the show, which aired on November 7th. Additional ASCAP songwriters confirmed for upcoming shows include Ben Glover, Jeff Allen, Hannah Dasher, Josh Osborne, Trevor Rosen and Lynn Hutton. A calendar of featured songwriters is available at

ASCAP Senior Creative Director LeAnn Phelan commented, "ASCAP Nashville is home to the greatest country music songwriters in the world, and thanks to this partnership with WSM and Regions Bank, the WSM listeners will get to experience their talents first hand."

"More than possibly any other radio station in America, 650 AM WSM understands that it all begins with a songwriter," says WSM General Manager Tom English. "After all, the phrase 'Music City USA' was coined on our airwaves, and we are thrilled to partner with ASCAP and Regions Bank to provide this one-of-a-kind showcase of incredible Nashville talent on our one-of-a-kind radio station."

"Regions Bank is delighted and honored to sponsor The ASCAP Songwriters Show on the legendary 650 AM WSM," says Regions Senior Vice-President Lisa Harless. "Regions remains committed to the songwriting community and is excited that many of Nashville's top songwriters will be showcased on WSM."

To listen to archives of each weekly show, please click here.

For the schedule and more information, visit