Michael Warren spotlights the passions that pull us together in his infectious new single, ”What’s Country to You.”
Written by Dylan Schneider, Zac Kale and Jake Rosereveal, this polished, energizing pop-country track celebrates the commonalities we share, no matter how different our individual backgrounds may be. Warren’s rich vocals paint a detailed lyrical picture of country living while giving a rapid-fire review of the best things in life.
“With culture finally seeing that country music is not only meant to be inclusive but our differences celebrated, I love asking this question: ‘What’s country to you?’ Like life, love and art, country music means a little something different to us all,” Warren says. “This fall I’ll get to release this song and play it live, and ask that question to fans everywhere — maybe even bringing some love to the world as I do it.”
“What’s Country to You” is the engaging title track of Warren’s upcoming debut EP, set for release in early 2023. The versatile talent recruited Aaron Eshuis (Scotty McCreery, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd) to produce the project, which formally introduces his eclectic, engaging sound to country music audiences.
Over the years, Warren has built an impressive reputation as a songwriter across multiple genres, earning cuts from major artists including J.Lo, Akon and Toni Braxton. The Alabama native’s distinctive musical talents have already earned him support slots on tour with major acts, including Jake Owen, Zac Brown and Lauren Alaina.
5 Songs You Didn’t Know Brad Paisley Wrote
Aside from being one of the genre’s most celebrated vocalists and guitarists, Paisley has proved his skills as a talented songwriter. His musical career began to skyrocket after the West Virginia native attended Nashville’s Belmont University, where he studied business with a focus on the music industry. His hard work paid off, earning him a publishing deal just a few weeks after he graduated from college.
Paisley didn’t take long to prove his chops as a writer. After a few of his songs were cut by country artists and became hits on country radio, his talents caught the attention of a few important industry leaders who quickly signed him to his own label deal — and the rest, as they say, is history.
Over the years, Paisley has continued to pen country songs that run the gamut of human emotion, from lighthearted looks at modern life to moving love songs. Tracks like “Two People Fell in Love,” “Celebrity, “Letter to Me” and “Ticks” show the creative range that has caused artists to jump at the chance to make these Paisley compositions their own.
Let’s look at five stellar country songs written by Brad Paisley and recorded by other country artists.