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Interview with Grammy-nominated Songwriter Marv Green

By Judy Shields

Rancho Cucamonga, California (The Hollywood Times) 9/2/2020 – “I think that’s key — You always can learn. You can learn from younger writers, you can learn from older writers,” Marv Green told The Hollywood Times during a Zoom interview recently.


Check out the interview here:

Marv Green at the Ryman Auditorium

Marv Green was surrounded by country music from a young age. Early memories growing up in Southern California include car trips with his dad while listening to Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Family get-togethers often involved an uncle pulling out his guitar, which always intrigued Green and his brother. Before long, they had guitars of their own and were writing songs for their band.

Tim McGraw released “I Called Mama” in May of 2020 as the lead single from his new album, Here on Earth, which marks his first new album since announcing he was returning to Big Machine records early in 2020. Marv Green, Lance Miller and Jimmy Yeary wrote the song.


Marv’s newest CD Pouring Raindrops Back Into Clouds are songs written by him, that other country music artist recorded, that Marv has performed.  What amazing songs each of these are and Marv sure can sing them with as much voice as those that recorded them.  I truly enjoyed listening to all of, especially Creepin’ and Amazed. It is amazing to me how much music means to so many people, including me. Without a talented songwriter like Marv Green, we would not have these songs that touch our lives in one way or another. This is a CD to add to your music collection, regardless of genre, but country is where this one calls home.  Get yourself a copy today, as well as one for your family and friends. They will make a great Holiday gift for all the music lovers in your life.  Order here


Pouring Raindrops Back Into Clouds

1 Wasted
2 Ghost Town Train
3 Who I Am With You
4 Creepin’
5 On Again Tonight
6 Shotgun rider
7 Farmer’s Daughter
8 Love This Pain
9 It Just Comes Natural
10 Amazed




Marv Green at The Blue Bird Cafe

Marv Green, a Southern California native, moved to Nashville in March of 1993. Within 6 months, Marv’s songwriting caught the attention of producer Scott Hendricks, who signed Marv to a publishing deal with Big Tractor and Warner Chappell music. Marv is still published by Warner Chappell. Artists including George Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Reba, Jewel, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Faith Hill, Brooks And Dunn, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Jessica Andrews, Kelly Pickler, Brad Paisley, Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Danny Gokey and Joe Diffie have recorded his songs.

Marv Green and Merle Haggard

Marv captured his first number-one hit, ‘True’, recorded by George Strait in 1998. The following year he scored his second number-one with ‘Amazed’ recorded by Lonestar. ‘Amazed’ spent a record breaking eight weeks at number one on Billboard. Green was honored by BMI with their Song Of The Year Award in 2000. Green was awarded the BMI Songwriter Of The Year in 2001. Marv also claimed the ACM Song Of The Year for ‘Amazed’ as well as a Grammy nomination. Green collected his third number-one song with ‘It Just Comes Natural’ recorded by George Strait and his fourth number-one with the Carrie Underwood single ‘Wasted’.

Marv Green with Ronnie Dunn

His single with Brooks And Dunn titled ‘Proud Of The House We Built’ went top 5. Marv scored his 5th number-one song with Reba and ‘Consider Me Gone’ and Rodney Atkins took his song ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ to the top 5. Marv co-wrote ‘Creepin’ by Eric Church. He also has had two songs placed in the ‘Nashville’ TV show with ‘Wrong Song’ (featuring Connie Britton And Hayden Panettiere) and ‘Trouble Is’ (feat. Hayden Panettiere).

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 15: Tim McGraw and Marv Green attend Big Machine Records’ #1 party for “Shotgun Rider” on August 15, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Big Machine Records)

Marv’s most recent number-one songs are ‘Who I Am With You’ by Chris Young and ’Shotgun Rider’ by Tim McGraw. Marv co-wrote the new Tim McGraw single ‘I Called Mama’