Hit Songwriter/Producer Busbee Dies at 43

Hit Songwriter/Producer Busbee Dies at 43

Hit songwriter and producer Michael James Ryan—known professionally as busbee—died on Sept. 29 at the age of 43.

Busbee was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer over the summer, according to a friend.

Busbee’s songwriting credits include Maren Morris’ “My Church,” Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” Keith Urban’s “Fighter,” Garth Brooks’ “People Loving People,” Lady Antebellum’s “You Look Good,” Carly Pearce’s “Every Little Thing” and more.

Busbee also produced and co-produced albums for a number of artists, including Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Lauren Alaina, Lady Antebellum, Carly Pearce and more.

A host of stars reached out via social media to share their condolences.

photo by Ty Bentli, Nash Country Daily

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Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Congrats to Garth Brooks — he’s been named as one of the honorees for the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors. Along with Garth, the lifetime achievements of Debbie AllenJoan BaezMidori and Dick Van Dyke will be celebrated. When he learned of the honor, Garth shared, “I’m humble. I’m proud. I’m all the good things.”

The Kennedy Center Honors will air June 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Photo Credit: Becky Fluke