Hall of Fame songwriter Bob DiPiero joins Sherod Robertson, host and the publisher of MusicRow Magazine, to chat about his career and how he found success as one of Nashville's most treasured tunesmiths. Bob DiPiero has had 50 BMI “Million-Air” Awards, multiple Songwriter of the Year Awards and two consecutive Triple Play awards for three No. 1 songs within a 12 month period. His songs include such hits as Reba McEntire’s “Little Rock”, Faith Hill’s “Take Me As I Am” and George Strait’s “Blue Clear Sky." And one of his most recent songs, “Boys Like You,” was recorded by Who Is Fancy, featuring Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor.
In this episode, Bob gives us the 411 behind his career. He shares his favorite place to write, how he feels when he hears artists interpret his songs, and offers some really smart advice to anyone thinking about becoming a songwriter. We get all the details about one of his recent writing sessions and talk about his new publishing agreement with Kobalt Music Group.
Hayley Orrantia may be best known for her role on ABC-TV’s hit comedy series The Goldbergs, but music is her first love. Growing up in Texas, she started singing at age 9, and admits to practicing her favorite songs by Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Faith Hill and Martina McBride in front of the mirror with a hairbrush. Today, at age 21, she stars on the show as character “Erica Goldberg,” a teenager who shares her real-life love of music. Orrantia recently released her first country single, “Love Sick.” The frequent Nashville visitor took a break from house-hunting to speak to MusicRow's Publisher Sherod Robertson for this episode of the MusicRow podcast.