Songwriters Series In Augusta: The Warren Brothers Tell Us About A Stupid Song Toby Keith Recorded
This is like a homecoming for the Warren Brothers. They did KICKS 99’s FIRST Guitar Pull 24 years ago. They were on the RCA label in Nashville and had some really good hits. I have seen them throughout the years at different industry events and they are the same as the first day I met them. In a minute, Songwriters Series In Augusta: The Warren Brothers tells us about a stupid song Toby Keith recorded.
They Got Jokes!
One thing you’ll find out at KICKS 99’s Songwriters Series is these guys are funny. Not just kinda funny, but shut up you’re killing me funny. Unfortunately, I can’t tell many of their jokes here, Ha!
I left Augusta for three years when our company bought some radio stations in Tampa, and when we had a morning show opening, I called Brett and Brad and asked them if they would be interested in doing a morning show for us, after all, they are from Tampa. They just couldn’t leave Nashville because that’s where they make their money. Hey, I had to ask! I still think they would be great on the radio. Maybe someday, when they go home to Florida.
If You’re Reading This
They met Tim when he invited them to be his opening act on his tour, and they got to know each other and Tim found out pretty quickly that these guys can write a song. They wrote the Grammy Nominated song “If You’re Reading This” with Tim McGraw.
Tim, Faith, Taylor And Keith
They wrote more for Tim and Faith Hill, plus Keith Urban, and wrote one that Tim sang with Taylor Swift and even Keith Urban was on that song playing an incredible guitar solo. That song was “Highway Don’t Care.” On our songwriters series in Augusta, you’ll hear the story behind these great songs.
The Worst, Best Song Ever
Then there was a session with Toby Keith. The story I heard was a fellow songwriter came into the session and said, let’s write a song about a cup. It was a joke, but out of that joke came “Red Solo Cup”, and Toby Keith called it the stupidest song he had ever heard. But, he loved it! It was downloaded over 4 million times and was a radio hit!