Cut Study: Drew Gregory, “Farm Hands”


Brent is a hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Joe Nichols, Gord Bamford, Ray Stevens, and more.  He’s written a top 5 hit in the US and a #1 in Canada… so far.

Drew Gregory is an indie Canadian country artist from Alberta.  He gets some radio airplay and TV exposure, and he’s building his career.  He ended up cutting a song of mine called “Farm Hands,” which I wrote with Jaron Boyer and Chris Hennessee.

The story of how Drew got the song is pretty interesting, and I’ll let Drew tell you in his own words.

“A song that was not even originally pitched to me managed to find its way on to our album.  I was sent a DropBox by my producer, Aaron Goodvin, with a bunch of songs to consider but within the DropBox, another folder was accidentally sent.  I was never meant to see it, but I thought it was just too good a song to let go.  I remembered the tune, and months later when we were making final selection of songs for the album I let Aaron know I wanted it.  He worked his magic and we were able to cut “Farm Hands” as a perfect addition to our ‘farm boy’ themed record!”

The takeaway for me is a reminder that a song is like a message in a bottle.  After we write the song, we throw it out into the ocean.  After that, we don’t control where it goes or who gets it.  Surprises like this are part of what keeps songwriting fun and exciting.  Thanks to Drew and Aaron for the cut- it sounds great!

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God Bless,



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