Brett and Brad Warren play arena tours with superstars like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and Brooks & Dunn, have their songs recorded by some of the biggest acts in the business and have made a dent as producers -- but most fans recognize these two brothers from their not-so-famous role in the cult classic CMT reality series, Barely Famous.
Their songwriting earned a buzz in 2003 with a string of cuts starting with McGraw’s “Who Are They” and quickly followed Lynyrd Skynrd “Red, White & Blue”, more McGraw “Blank Sheet Of Paper”and Van Zant “I Can’t Help Myself”.
Faith Hill released two of the duo’s co-writes as singles: “The Lucky One’ in 2006, and “Red Umbrella” in 2007. Also that year, McGraw performed “If You’re Reading This” at the Academy of Country Music awards then released as a single and was also nominated for a Grammy Award.
Martina McBride released two Warren Brothers co-writes from her 2007 album Waking Up Laughing: “Anyway” and “How I Feel” the former of which was also the first co-writer’s credit of her career. McBride released a third Warren Brothers song, “Wrong Baby Wrong,” in January 2010. The brothers also co-wrote McBride’s 2011 single “Teenage Daughters”.
In early 2009, the Warren Brothers received their first #1 with Dierks Bentley’s hit “Feel That Fire,” which he and the Warrens wrote with Brett Beavers. The Warrens along with Brett Beavers and his brother Jim Beavers, co-wrote both Tim McGraw’s 2010 #1 “Felt Good On My Lips” and Toby Keith’s 2011 single “Red Solo Cup”. In 2013, they received their fourth #1 with Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.
They have also had rock hits such as Hinder’s “All American Nightmare” and “Save Me”, Joss Stone’s single “Karma”, and Nickelback’s “Trying Not To Love You”.