Shane McAnally Stars as Judge in New Competition Show ‘Songland’


Nashville’s very own Shane McAnally is no stranger when it comes to working with talent in Music City. Whether it is working with top musicians like Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Kacey Musgraves or discovering talent in new artists like Walker Hayes, McAnally finds it.

NBC announced last week a new songwriter series called ‘Songland’. The competition show will give a one-of-a-kind chance for up-and-coming songwriters to gain exposure and receive feedback from three music producers who collectively have a hand in today’s biggest songs on the radio. The show first contacted McAnally three years ago about being a part of the show and he jumped on the opportunity. McAnally mentioned in his Instagram that he “…loved the concept instantly and am so proud to say that 3 years later…we are greenlit!!

In each episode, five songwriters will get the opportunity to perform their original songs in front of major music producers. Each song will then go up against a panel that will take into account the beats, melody, lyrics, and the song’s story for an overall review. The top song will then be given the opportunity to be released as a single for one of music’s largest superstars. Alongside McAnally will be OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Charlie Puth working together to find the next hit songwriter.

If you are a songwriter looking for a big break the show is now looking for submissions at They are taking in all kind of genres so if you consider yourself Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, or Indie they are looking for you! While there is still no word on when the series is set to air if you love finding new talent be sure to check Songland out!


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