From Stars To Songwriters: The Warren Brothers Remain In Nashville Spotlight

The Warren Brothers have self-described themselves as "barely famous" with their brand of Country Music as artists signed not once, not twice, but three times to BNA Records. Read on to find out how the duo has maintained success behind the scene, perhaps even more barely famous than before.

With the release of Tim McGraw’s Two Lanes of Freedom album last week, the Warrens have landed two more cuts by the singing superstar, including what is rumored to be the next single from the album, “The Highway Don’t Care” – a duet with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

“We wrote with Taylor Swift when she was 13 years old, and we’ve been waiting like the last 11 years to get on one of her records,” Brad Warren tells Roughstock of “The Highway Don’t Care.” “So we finally had to have her do a duet with Tim McGraw to get a Taylor Swift cut [laughs]! The song sounds great, and we are so proud of it.”

In addition to the duet, Brett and Brad also have a song on the album called “Mexicoma,” which McGraw played live all last summer on the Brothers of the Sun Tour. The Warrens have their fingers crossed that “Mexicoma” will be a single at some point, seeing how the song was such a huge hit with McGraw’s fans since premiering it last June with the launch of the tour.

“Tim’s album is just great as a whole,” praises Brad Warren. “I think it’s one of the best records Tim’s ever done … maybe the very best. It’s really good.” 

Other songs The Warren Brothers have penned in the recent years include Faith Hill's “The Lucky One” and “Red Umbrella,” Martina McBride's “Anyway,” “How I Feel,” “Wrong Baby Wrong” and “Teenage Daughters,” Toby Keith's “Red Solo Cup” and Dierks Bentley “Feel That Fire," as well as McGraw’s “If You’re Reading This” and “Felt Good On My Lips.”