#CMChat is very excited to welcome Award Winning Songwriter Ben Hayslip for some Country Music Chat on Monday December 30th at 6pPT/9pET! Ben is one third of Country Music Songwriting Trio, “The Peach Pickers” including him, Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson. Born & bred in South Georgia odds are if you’re listening to a Top 40 Country Music Radio Station for any part of the day, you’re gonna hear a song that one of them wrote.
We’re gonna tweet about how he got started, the life a song, advice he has for people getting started and find out what he’s working on now.
Hayslip attended Evans High School near Augusta, Georgia where he was an All-State first baseman leading the Evans baseball team to the 1988 Georgia state championship. After graduation, Hayslip attended Georgia Southern University to play baseball where he was a member of the 1990 team that participated in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Hayslip graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1994. In the same year he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in country music.
Hayslip has co-written many hit songs including “Put a Girl in It” by Brooks & Dunn, “Barefoot and Crazy” by Jack Ingram, “Gimmie That Girl” and “The Shape I’m In” by Joe Nichols, “Long, Slow Kisses” by Jeff Bates, “I’ll Just Hold On”, “All About Tonight” and “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton, “All Over Me” by Josh Turner, “Farmer’s Daughter” by Rodney Atkins, “Broken In” by Trent Willmon, “Summer Thing” by Troy Olsen and “Chicken and Biscuits” by Colt Ford.
Hayslip also co-wrote Martina McBride’s single “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”, Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night to End”, Craig Morgan’s “This Ole Boy”, Jason Aldean’s “The Only Way I Know” and “When She Says Baby”, Chris Young’s “I Can Take It from There”, Jake Owen’s “Anywhere with You”, Justin Moore’s “Point at You”, Thomas Rhett’s “It Goes Like This”, Dustin Lynch’s “Wild in Your Smile” and Craig Campbell’s “Keep Them Kisses Comin'”.
Many were collaborations with fellow Georgia natives, Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson. The trio of songwriters are known as The Peach Pickers. In April 2010, “Gimme That Girl” went to number one on the country music singles charts, the first Hayslip written song to do so. “All About Tonight”, “All Over Me”, “Honey Bee”, “I Don’t Want This Night to End” and “The Only Way I Know” all reached number one on the country music charts also.
He has won over 13 ASCAP awards for most played songs of the year. In 2006 he won for “Long, Slow Kisses”and in 2009 for “Put a Girl in It” in 2010 he won for “Barefoot And Crazy and “I’ll Just Hold On” and in 2011 he won for “Gimmie That Girl”, “All About Tonight”, “All Over Me”, “Farmers Daughter” and “The Shape I’m In”. In 2012 he won awards for “This Ole Boy”, “Honey Bee”, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” and “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” with “Honey Bee” being named ASCAP Song of the Year.
In 2010 and in 2013 Hayslip received the CMA Triple Play Award for having 3 #1 songs in a twelve-month period. Hayslip was also name ASCAP’S 2011 and 2012 Songwriter of the Year.
UPCOMING #CMchat SCHEDULE
12/30 #CMchat* Twitterview with Ben Hayslip 6-7pPT
1/6 #CMchat* Twitterview with Lucy Hale 6-7pPT
1/13 #CMchat* Twitterview with Jon Pardi 6-7pPT
1/20 #CMchat* Twitterview with the cast of A&E’s Crazy Heart 6-7pPT
1/27 #CMchat* Twitterview with Moonshine Bandits 6-7pPT
2/3 #CMchat* Twitterview with Eric Paslay 6-7pPT
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