Josh Osborne

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Josh Osborne
Josh Osborne Headshot.jpg
Background information
Born 1980 (age 37-38)
Virgie, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts

Josh Osborne (born 1980) is an American songwriter with several number one singles to his credit.

Early life[edit]

Josh Osborne was born in Pike County, Kentucky, and raised in Virgie, Kentucky. Josh grew up on US 23, renamed Country Music Highway by the state of Kentucky in honor of the many country music artists and musicians that had come from the area, and developed a deep love of country music, particularly artists like Keith Whitley and Dwight Yoakam. His father encouraged him to write songs because of his love of music, and encouraged him to listen to The Beatles, which made Josh want to become a songwriter. Josh graduated from Shelby Valley High School in 1998 and moved right after graduation to Nashville where he signed his first publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music.

Career[edit]

Osborne signed a publishing agreement with Black River Entertainment in 2010.[1] His first number one hit as a songwriter was "Come Over," performed by Kenny Chesney.[2] The song spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay charts.[2] Osborne's song "Merry Go 'Round," co-written with Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally, became a top 10 Billboard Country Airplay hit for Musgraves, and has sold over one million copies to achieve Platinum status. The song went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Country Song of the Year, in recognition of the songwriters, at the 56th Grammy Awards.[3]

Osborne has since written other Billboard Country Airplay chart-topping songs, including "Drunk Last Night," recorded by Eli Young Band, "My Eyes," performed by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian, "We Are Tonight," sung by Billy Currington, "Leave the Night On" and "Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt, "Wild Child", written with Chesney and frequent collaborator Shane McAnally featuring Grace Potter, "Sangria" performed by Blake Shelton, Jake Owen's "Real Life", "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" performed by Keith Urban, Tim McGraw's "Top of the World", "Setting the World on Fire" performed by Kenny Chesney featuring Pink, and the Grammy and Academy of Country Music Award nominated "Vice" performed by Miranda Lambert. Osborne broke the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart record with Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" with 34 weeks at #1, written with Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, and Zach Crowell. Osborne is currently enjoying the success of his latest #1s, Midland's "Drinking Problem" (which he also produced), and Kenny Chesney's "All the Pretty Girls". In addition to radio singles, Josh has had songs recorded by Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Joe Nichols, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, Trisha Yearwood, Craig Morgan, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Love and Theft, Faith Hill, Randy Rogers Band and many others.

In 2015 Osborne announced he was joining Shane McAnally's company, SMACKSongs as a partner and songwriter. SMACKSongs currently represents McAnally, as well as Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Walker Hayes among other writers.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2013 American Country Awards Song of the Year "Merry Go Round" Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year "Merry Go Round" Nominated
MusicRow Awards Song of the Year "Merry Go Round" Won
2014 Grammy Awards Best Country Song "Merry Go Round" Won
2015 Academy of Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year "Take Your Time" Nominated
ASCAP Country Awards Songwriter of the Year "Take Your Time" Won
2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Songwriter of the Year N/A Nominated
2017 Grammy Awards Best Country Song "Vice" Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year "Vice" Nominated
CMT Artist of the Year Awards Song of the Year "Body Like a Back Road" Nominated
Grammy Awards Song of the Year "Body Like a Back Road" Nominated
Song of the Year "Drinkin' Problem" Nominated
2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Song of the Year "Body Like A Back Road" Nominated
Songwriter of the Year "n/a" Nominated

Producer[edit]

Osborne has produced or co-produced the following works:

Year Artist Type Project
2016 Midland EP Midland - EP
2017 Album On the Rocks

Songwriting discography[edit]

Songs written or co-written by Osborne.

Year Artist Album Song Co-writer(s)
2011 Sarah Darling Angels & Devils "Bad Habit" Sarah Darling, Shane McAnally
"The Boy Never Stays" Sarah Darling, Brandy Clark
Chris Young Neon "Neon" Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
2012 Greg Bates Greg Bates "Fill In the Blank" Greg Bates, Shane McAnally
Kenny Chesney Welcome to the Fishbowl "Come Over" Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
Love and Theft Love and Theft "Runnin' Out of Air" Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally
Hayden Panettiere Nashville Season 1 "Boys and Buses" Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
The Lost Trailers American Beauty "American Beauty" Mason Douglas, Matt Jenkins
2013 The Band Perry Pioneer "Chainsaw" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
Luke Bryan Crash My Party "Goodbye Girl" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
Kelly Clarkson N/A "Tie It Up" Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally
Billy Currington We Are Tonight "We Are Tonight" Marc Beeson, Sam Hunt
Due West Our Time "End of the Road" Brad Hull, Matt Lopez
"Taste of Your Love" Matt Lopez, Trevor Rosen
Scotty McCreery See You Tonight "Feel Good Summer Song" Shane McAnally, J. T. Harding
Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom "It's Your World" Scott Stepakoff, Shane McAnally
Craig Morgan The Journey (Livin' Hits) "Wake Up Lovin' You" Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park "Silver Lining" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
"My House" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
"Merry Go 'Round" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
"I Miss You" Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird
"Stupid" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Randy Rogers Band Trouble "Fuzzy" Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Blake Shelton Based on a True Story… "My Eyes" (featuring Gwen Sebastian) Andrew Dorff, Tommy Lee James
Charlie Worsham Rubberband "Break What's Broken" Charlie Worsham, Shane McAnally
Chris Young A.M. "Hold You To It" Chris Young, Shane McAnally
"Text Me Texas" Rhett Akins, Shane McAnally
2014 Dierks Bentley N/A "Ride On" (History Channel Theme Song) for Biker Battleground Phoenix Dierks Bentley
Connie Britton The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 1 "Lies of the Lonely" Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally
Kenny Chesney The Big Revival "Wild Child" Kenny Chesney, Shane McAnally
Sara Evans Slow Me Down "You Never Know" Sara Evans, Shane McAnally
Sam Hunt Montevallo "Leave the Night On" Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
"Take Your Time" Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
"Ex To See" Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
"Make You Miss Me" Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
"Single for The Summer" Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
Josh Abbott Band N/A "Hangin' Around" Josh Abbott, Shane McAnally
Dustin Lynch Where It's At "Sing It To Me" Dustin Lynch, Jimmy Robbins
Tim McGraw Sundown Heaven Town "Overrated" Shane McAnally, Rivers Rutherford
Kacey Musgraves The Best of Me Soundtrack "Love Is a Liar" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Blake Shelton Bringing Back the Sunshine "I Really Shouldn't Drink Around You" Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
"Sangria" J.T. Harding, Trevor Rosen
Trisha Yearwood PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit "End Of The World" Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Eli Young Band 10,000 Towns "Drunk Last Night" Laura Veltz
"Dust" Jon James, John Young, Kyle Jacobs
2015 Josh Abbott Amnesia "Amnesia" Josh Abbott, Shane McAnally
Kelsea Ballerini The First Time "Square Pegs" Kelsea Ballerini, Scott Stepakoff
Laura Bell Bundy Another Piece of Me "Let's Pretend We're Married" Laura Bell Bundy, Shane McAnally
Billy Currington Summer Forever "Wake Me Up" Ashley Gorley, Jimmy Robbins
"Nowhere Town" Chris Lindsey, Aimee Mayo
Josh Dorr N/A "Before The Summer Dies" Josh Dorr, Marty Dodson
Pat Green Home "Day One" Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey
Lucas Hoge Halabamalujah "Halabamalujah" Josh Osborne, Sam Hunt
Sam Hunt Between the Pines "Leave the Night On" Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
"Take Your Time" Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
"Ex To See" Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
"Make You Miss Me" Sam Hunt, Matthew Ramsey
"Single for The Summer" Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
"Come Over" Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
"Saturday Night" Sam Hunt, Marc Beeson
Reba McEntire Love Somebody "Until They Don't Love You" Lori McKenna, Shane McAnally
"Love Somebody" Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally
"Whatever Way It Hurts The Least" Tommy Lee James, Brandy Clark
"More Than Just Her Last Name" Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
Tim McGraw Damn Country Music "Top of the World" Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite
Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material "Late to the Party" Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark
"Somebody to Love" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
"Miserable" Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark
"Family Is Family" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
"Cup of Tea" Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally
Old Dominion Meat and Candy "Crazy Beautiful Sexy" Matthew Ramsey, Ross Copperman
Jake Owen Real Life (Single) "Real Life" Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally
Kellie Pickler Feeling Tonight (Single) "Feeling Tonight" Sarah Buxton, Jimmy Robbins
Keith Urban Ripcord "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally
2016 Brandy Clark Big Day in a Small Town "Broke" Shane McAnally, [[Brandy Clark
Craig Morgan A Whole Lot More to Me "Living on Memories" Scott Stepakoff, Craig Morgan
Jennifer Nettles Playing with Fire "My House" (feat. Jennifer Lopez) Jennifer Nettles, Julio Reyes Copello, Jennifer Lopez, Shane McAnally
Jake Owen American Love "Everyboy Dies Young" Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Scott Stepakoff
Kenny Chesney Cosmic Hallelujah "Some Town Somewhere" Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan
"Setting the World on Fire"(feat. Pink) Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins
"All the Pretty Girls" Tommy Lee James, Nicolle Galyon
"Rich and Miserable" Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally
Jo Smith Introducing Jo Smith "Dance Dirty" Jo Smith, Shane McAnally, Jesse Frasure
"Queen of Fools" Jo Smith, Shane McAnally, Jesse Frasure
"Poster Child" Jo Smith, Jesse Frasure
Kacey Musgraves A Very Kacey Christmas "A Willie Nice Christmas" Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Midland Midland - EP "Electric Rodeo" Shane McAnally, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson
"Drinkin' Problem" Shane McAnally, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson
"Burn Out" Shane McAnally, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson
2017 Sam Hunt Single "Body Like a Backroad" Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell
Parmalee 27861 "Sunday Morning" Ross Copperman, Matt Thomas
Eli Young Band Fingerprints "Like A Heart Needs A Break" Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman
Old Dominion Happy Endings "Everything to Lose" Matthew Ramsey, Matt Dragstrem
"Hotel Key" Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen
"Stars in the City" Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
"Can't Get You" Matthew Ramsey, Andrew Dorff
Brandy Clark Single "You're Drunk" Shane McAnally]], Brandy Clark
Lucas Hoge Dirty South "Halabamalujah" Shane McAnally, Sam Hunt
Lindsay Ell The Project "Just Another Girl" Shane McAnally, Lindsay Ell
Drake White Spark "Live Some" Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman, Drake White
Dallas Smith Side Effects "Sky Stays This Blue" Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman
Thomas Rhett Life Changes "Smooth Like the Summer" Shane McAnally, Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure
"When We're 80" (Bonus Track) Shane McAnally, Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure
Midland On the Rocks "Drinkin' Problem" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
"Burn Out" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
"Electric Rodeo" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
"Make a Little Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
"More Than a Fever" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
"Somewhere On the Wind" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Rhett Akins
"Lonely for You Only" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Rhett Akins
"Nothing New Under Neon" Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, Shane McAnally
Jana Kramer Single "I've Done Love" Shane McAnally, Nicolle Galyon
Dierks Bentley The Shack Soundtrack "Days of Dark" Dierks Bentley, R. Tyndall
Miranda Lambert Weight of These Wings "Vice" Shane McAnally, Miranda Lambert
Dustin Lynch Current Mood "I Wish You Were Beer" Jon Nite, Justin Ebach
Darius Rucker When Was the Last Time "Twenty Something" Shane McAnally, Jon Nite, Zach Crowell
Blake Shelton Texoma "Turnin' Me On" Jessi Alexander, Blake Shelton
"The Wave" Ross Copperman
A Thousand Horses Bridges "One Man Army" Ross Copperman, M. Hobby
Tracy Lawrence Good Ole Days "Good Ole Days" Shane McAnally, Chris DeStefano
LANCO Hallelujah Nights "Born to Love You" Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman, Brandon Lancaster
Morgan Evans Single "Kiss Somebody" Morgan Evans, Chris DeStefano
Jerrod Niemann This Ride "I Got This" Rodney Clawson, Luke Dick
2018
Kenny Chesney Songs for the Saints "Every Heart" Shane McAnally
"Get Along" Shane McAnally,Ross Copperman
Keith Urban Graffiti U "Drop Top" Keith Urban, Jimmy Robbins, Maureen McDonald
Drake White Pieces "Happy Place" Drake White, busbee
Sam Hunt Single "Downtown's Dead" Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Zach Crowell
Michael Ray Amos "Fan Girl" Matt Jenkins, Brad Tursi
"One That Got Away" Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Jesse Frasure
Morgan Evans Single "American" Chris DeStefano, Morgan Evans
Blake Shelton Single "Turnin' Me On" Blake Shelton, Jessi Alexander

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Black River Signs Osborne, Sebastian Consults For ole". Music Row. May 5, 2010. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Morris, Edward. "ASCAP Honors Writers of Kenny Chesney's 'Come Over' hit". Country Music Television, August 22, 2012. Retrieved on August 16, 2014.
  3. ^ National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. "Kacey Musgraves, Shane McNally And Josh Osborne Win Best Country Song". January 26, 2014. Retrieved on August 16, 2014.

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