“Name a Song You Wish You Wrote”…Hear From Some of Your Favorite Singer/Songwriters

Songwriters are a close group of people who share a unique gift. They are able to flawlessly translate feelings to paper and craft music that speaks directly to our hearts. The friendly competition is overshadowed by utmost respect among fellow songwriters. Many have written or spent quality time together at one of the many songwriter festivals that are gaining popularity as each year passes. There is something unique when a writer cuts through the noise and connects with people on a more intimate level.

One of our favorite questions at Got Country Online is to ask singer/songwriters to name a song they wish they wrote. Its like a personality test for musicians and gives us a glimpse of what makes them tick. We compiled some of our favorite answers from the past year.

Frankie Ballard – Drink a Beer (written by Jim Beavers and Chris Stapleton, recorded by Luke Bryan)

Tyler Filmore – Mean to Me (written by Scooter Carusoe and Brett Eldredge, recorded by Brett Eldredge)

Ryan Kinder – These Days (written and recorded by Jackson Browne) 

Krystal Keith – The House that Built Me (written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, recorded by Miranda Lambert)

Lee Brice – I Drive Your Truck (written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, recorded by Lee Brice) 

Adelle Borchetta – Poison and Wine (written by John Paul White, Joy Williams and Chris Lindsey, recorded by The Civil Wars) 

Gabby Mooney – Mayberry (written by Arlos Smith, recorded by Rascal Flatts)

John Gurney – Cover Me Up (written and recorded by Jason Isbell) 

Mandy Allyn – Something in the Water (written by Carrie Underwood, Chris DeStefano and Brett James, recorded by Carrie Underwood) 

Dierks Bentley – Mine Would Be You (written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Deric Ruttan, recorded by Blake Shelton)

Dakota Bradley – When I Was Your Man (written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine and Andrew Wyatt, recorded by Bruno Mars) 

Joshua Scott Jones – Cruise (written by Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice, recorded by Florida Georgia Line) 

Thomas Rhett – He Stopped Loving Her Today (written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, recorded by George Jones) 

Rose Falcon – Even If It Breaks Your Heart (written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay, recorded by Eli Young Band) 

Liz Moriondo – The House that Built Me (written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, recorded by Miranda Lambert)

Jessica Martens – Cover Me Up (written and recorded by Jason Isbell) 

JT Hodges – Unanswered Prayers (written by Garth Brooks, Pat Alger and Larry Bastian, recorded by Garth Brooks)

Lindsey Anderton of Lucy Angel – The House that Built Me (written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, recorded by Miranda Lambert)

Emily Anderton of Lucy Angel – Stripes (written by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, recorded by Brandy Clark) 

Kate Anderton of Lucy Angel – Imagine (written and recorded by John Lennon) 

Grayson Rogers – Cowboys and Angels (written by Dustin Lynch, Josh Leo, and Tim Nich0ls, recorded by Dustin Lynch) 

Wade Bowen – Nobodys Crying (written and recorded by Patti Griffin) 

Canaan Smith – Please Remember Me (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings, recorded by Tim McGraw) 

Chloe – I Knew You Were Trouble (written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback, recorded by Taylor Swift) 

Preston Brust of Locash – Friends in Low Places (written by Dwayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee, recorded by Garth Brooks)

Adley Stump – I Cant Make You Love Me (written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin, recorded by Bonnie Raitt)

Leah Turner – Love Can Build a Bridge (written by John Barlow Jarvis, Naomi Judd, and Paul Overstreet, recorded by The Judds) 

Kirstie Lovelady – What Hurts the Most (written by Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson, recorded by Rascal Flatts) 

Dustin Lynch – Fishin’ in the Dark (written by Wendy Waldman and Jim Photoglo, recorded by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) 

Kristian Bush – Tennessee Waltz (written by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King, recorded by Patti Page)

Sarah Davidson – Strawberry Wine (written by Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison, recorded by Deana Carter) 









Kim Hooker

Country music has played a role in every chapter of my life. I find myself loving traditional sound but connecting to the lyrics and music of today. I have a deep appreciation for the songwriting community and am passionate about making sure their story gets told as well. Florida based but travel often, mostly to cover music events. Social Media Correspondent/addict, coffee lover and wino. Looking forward to taking this journey with you….

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