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NBC's 'Songland' Gives Assist to Aspiring Songwriters

'Songland' premieres Tuesday, May 28 on NBC



    What's in a Song? Writers Talk New Music Series 'Songland'

    Songwriters Ester Dean and Shane McAnally, who write hits for the likes of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Kelly Clarkson, pull back the curtain on the music industry ahead of their new show "Songland." Songland premieres May 28th on NBC. (Published Thursday, May 9, 2019)

    Beyoncé. Rihanna. Kelly Clarkson. Adele. Nicki Minaj. Keith Urban. Ariana Grande. Ciara. Luke Bryan.

    What do all these artists have in common?

    They’ve all performed songs written by one of the three mentors on NBC’s new songwriting competition show, “Songland.”

    Every episode, OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, “Pitch Perfect” actress Ester Dean, country singer Shane McAnally and a guest artist will critique and mentor five aspiring songwriters. The guest artist will then select three contestants to hit the recording studio with one of the producers — Tedder, Dean or McAnally.

    From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    [NATL-AH] From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    Country music's biggest night never fails to disappoint. The 2019 CMA Awards brought powerhouse performances from the industry's top stars, including crossover collaborations from Pink and Chris Stapleton and Halsey with Lady Antebellum. Access Hollywood rounds up all the top onstage moments, including Carrie Underwood channeling an early Britney Spears and pregnant Maren Morris rubbing her growing baby bump.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    Whoever wins the guest recording artist’s ear will have their song recorded and released as the performer’s next single.

    Celebrity producers Ester Dean and Shane McAnally stopped by NBC’s studios to describe how “Songland” is helping aspiring songwriters reach the stars.

    "Songland" premiers May 28 on NBC.