Troy Verges

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Troy Verges
Origin Louisiana, U.S.
Genres Country, pop
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Years active 2000s-present

Troy Verges is an American songwriter from Louisiana.

His credits include the singles "Wanted" recorded by Hunter Hayes, "Beer Money" recorded by Kip Moore, "Who I Am" recorded by Jessica Andrews, "Blessed" recorded by Martina McBride, "Wasted" recorded by Carrie Underwood, "Day Drinking" recorded by Little Big Town,[1] "Shotgun Rider" recorded by Tim McGraw [2] and "I Want Crazy" [3] recorded by Hunter Hayes, all of which went to number one on the country music charts. "Wanted" was ACM nominated in 2013 for Song Of the Year,[4] while "I Want Crazy" received a 2014 Grammy nomination [5] and "Day Drinking" received a 2015 Grammy nomination.[6] Verges was named "Songwriter of the Year" in 2002 by Broadcast Music Incorporated and "Songwriter of the Year" by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. In 2011 Verges garnered both and Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Original Song category for his composition "Coming Home" from the movie "Country Strong". "Wanted," composed by Hunter Hayes and Troy Verges, took home Song Of The Year honors at the 2013 BMI Country Awards.[7] His first cut as a songwriter was a track on Faith Hill's Breathe.[8] He produced and mixed the Anders Osborne album Coming Down [9]

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  2. ^ Billboard Magazine: Hot Country Songs
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  8. ^ Jim Bessman (November 30, 2002). "Words & Music". Billboard (New York: Prometheus Global Media). p. 36. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
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  10. ^ A Perfectly Good Heart lyrics at
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Troy Verges discography at
  12. ^ Kip Moore readies to share his ‘Beer Money’ single with country radio, fans at
  13. ^ Verges ‘Blessed’ With Second #1 at BMI
  14. ^ Bulletproof Weeks lyrics at
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  16. ^ a b c Nashville Songwriter Series: Troy Verges at American Songwriter
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  27. ^ Telluride at
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  29. ^ Too Good to Be True at
  30. ^ Wanted – Hunter Hayes at Urban Country News
  31. ^ ‘Who I Am’ Hitmakers Revealed at BMI Nashville Celebration at BMI
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