Jameson Rodgers Recalls His Songwriter Hustle To Chart-Topping Success

"It is tough to give songs away now," says the "Cold Beer Calling My Name" performer

Yes, Jameson Rodgers is currently celebrating "Cold Beer Calling My Name,” his Luke Combs collaboration that has recently become his second consecutive number-one hit, the fact that its the first time he's made that achievement as an artist with a track he also co-penned has caused him to pause and reminisce about his grind to the top as a songwriter hustling his way through Music City.

To Audacy Radio's Rob & Holly, Rodgers says, "It is a little ironic, I moved to town to kind of write songs and my first song as an artist, I didn’t write," regarding his June 2020-released hit. However, he continues and adds a note that directly speaks to the growing pains that hitting the top of the Billboard charts can bring:

“Most of the songs I’ve had recorded [by other artists] were written before I had a record deal. You’re sitting around the house, and it’s not like you’re counting your money at the bank and Luke Bryan asks for a song, it’s not like, ‘Nah, I’m going to hold this song for myself for fours years from now then I have a record deal, maybe.’ Back then, it was an easy decision to let artists like that have songs. Now that I’m having a little bit of success as an artist, it is tough to give songs away now.”

The achievement still has left Rodgers humbled, though. “The only thing better than writing a No. 1 song is writing a No. 1 song with your friends,” Rodgers tells Music Row Magazine about working as a lead writer with Hunter Phelps, Brett Tyler, and Alysa Vanderheym. “I can’t believe we get to do this for a living. I’m proud of this song and this team.”

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