Hitmakers Brett James and David Hodges are set to participate in the 4th annual Oklahoma Songwriters Festival this year. Our songwriter showcase will take place Saturday, April 13th at the Tower Theater. Get your tickets here for this unique and special event! We will be announcing more participants in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned!



An Oklahoma native, Brett James is one of the most successful songwriters in Country Music.  ASCAP’s 2010 Country Songwriter of the Year, Brett’s songwriting credits include Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” the 2007 Grammy-winning Best Country Song. Brett also wrote Kenny Chesney’s “Reality,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All,” Scotty McCreery’s “I Love You This Big,” the Uncle Kracker - Kid Rock duet “Good To Be Me,” Jason Aldean’s “The Truth,” Rodney Atkins’ “It’s America,” Chris Young’s “The Man I Want To Be,” ” Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova,” the Kenny Chesney - Uncle Kracker duet “When The Sun Goes Down,” and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “You Won’t Be Lonely Now”, and most recently Carrie Underwood’s latest single “Love Wins”.



David Hodges (born in Tulsa, OK) is a songwriter, producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist from Little Rock, Arkansas who has sold over 60 million albums. He is well known for having been a member of the band Evanescence, as well as a successful songwriter and producer.  David’s #1 songs include “Because of You” - Kelly Clarkson, “See You Again” - Carrie Underwood, "Bring Me To Life” - Evanescence, “A Thousand Years” - Christina Perri, and most recently the Grammy nominated “Dear Hate”  by Maren Morris and Vince Gill.

Oklahoma Songwriter's Festival welcomes Scooter Carusoe in 2018


Every Scooter Carusoe song is a beautiful ambush. His genius sneaks up on you: you’re humming along to a melody you can’t get out of your head long before you realize there are layers to unpack and lines worth serious study. 

The man behind No. 1 singles including Kenny Chesney’s “Anything but Mine” and “Better as a Memory” and Brett Eldredge’s “Mean to Me” and “Wanna Be That Song” …. and current chart climbers “For The First Time” Darius Rucker and “Drunk Girl” by Chris Janson, writes instantly recognizable songs that established superstars and newcomers alike watch call on.

HIs songs have been performed on The Grammy’s, CMA’s, ACM’s and received multiple NSAI, ASCAP and SESAC awards. In addition to his above credits, his works have been recorded by Rascall Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Uncle Kracker, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Jordan Davis, Montgomery Gentry, Pat Green, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band, Canaan Smith, Rodney Atkins and more. 

Today, the North Carolina-born, Knoxville, Tennessee-raised Carusoe lives in Nashville with his wife and two sons. Yes, Carusoe is a pen name, but his insistence on using it actually reveals a lot about who he really is: stubborn and inspiring, always fighting to keep the focus where it should be––the song.