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Songwriters For A Cause: ACM Style

ACM week in Las Vegas keeps growing and it's highlighting every facet of country music in the process!

The ACM Party for a Cause Songwriter Showcase happens March 31 and the lineup is pretty darn stellar by any standard. First of all, Dierks Bentley, Cam and Brandy Clark are slated to make appearances. Second, the biggest of Nashville's big-time songwriters will participate. As any country artist would tell you, it's these largely "behind-the-scenes" Music City creatures that really make the country music world go 'round.

With that in mind, here's a list of songwriters set to play the event next week with some of their most well-known credits and shared credits:


Ross Copperman: Brett Eldredge's "Beat of the Music" and "Lose My Mind," Billy Currington's "Don't It," Luke Bryan's "Strip It Down"


Luke Dick: Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood" and "Kill A Word" f. Rhiannon Giddons," Dierks Bentley's "Black," Kip Moore's "Underground"


Ashley Gorley: Cole Swindell's "You Should Be Here," Jake Owen's "American Country Love Song," Carrie Underwood's "Heartbeat," Thomas Rhett's "T Shirt"


Matthew Jenkins: Kenny Chesney's "Setting The World On Fire," Florida Georgia Line's "Confession," Dustin Lynch's "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)"


Luke Laird: Carrie Underwood's "So Small," "Last Name" and "Temporary Home," Eric Church's "Drink In My Hand," Little Big Town's "Pontoon," John Pardi's "Head Over Boots"


Hillary Lindsey: Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take The Wheel," Little Big Town's "Girl Crush," Keith Urban's "Blue Ain't Your Color," Lady Antebellum's "American Honey"


Shane McAnally: Sam Hunt, "Body Like A Back Road," Keith Urban's "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16," Brothers Osborne's "Stay A Little Longer," Dierks Bentley's "Different For Girls" f. Elle King


Lori McKenna: Tim McGraw's "Humble And Kind," Little Big Town's "Girl Crush," Hunter Hayes' "I Want Crazy"


Dean Dillon: George Jones' "Tennessee Whiskey," George Strait's "The Chair," "Ocean Front Property" and "Easy Come, Easy Go," Kenny Chesney's "A Lot Of Things Different,"


Josh Osborne: Kenny Chesney's "Come Over," Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round," Eli Young Band's "Drunk Last Night," Blake Shelton's "Sangria"


Guitars, low light and hit Nashville songwriters. Can it get any better? Last minute tickets and a complete 411 can be found here. The 52nd ACM Awards air live from Las Vegas April 2 on CBS.



Russ Penuell lives in Nashville with his girlfriend, three dogs and a lot of music.