The Country Music Family Mourns Loss of Producer & Songwriter Busbee

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The Country Music Family Mourns Loss of Producer & Songwriter Busbee

The country music family is mourning the loss of respected producer and songwriter Busbee (Michael James Ryan), who passed away at the age of 43 on Sunday, September 29th.

 

Busbee was a Grammy nominated songwriter who worked closely with artists such as Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Carly Pearce, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts, Gwen Stefani, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Shakira, and more. He is credited with writing FGL's "H.O.L.Y.," Lady A's "You Look Good," Maren Morris' "My Church," and Garth Brooks' "People Loving People," among many others. 

 

According to many reports, the beloved producer and songwriter was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, a few months ago. Busbee is survived by his wife and three children. 

 

The country music community took to social media to share their kindest regards and memories of Busbee.

Charles Kelley

Hillary Scott

Keith Urban

Lauren Alaina



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I have tried to type this three different times. Busbee is one of the biggest reasons I have the career I have today. He believed in me when no one did. He helped me through one of the hardest stages of my life. He loved me in the “dark times.” The “maybe I should die my hair brown and recreate myself” times. Lol. He taught me how to be honest in my songwriting and to trust my gut. His belief in me helped me to make the album that changed my life. Every award, number one song, and achievement is partly because of him. He was one of a kind. I am a better person because I knew him. Rest In Peace my friend. As you would always say, Hugs. ❤️ @busbee ps: everyone please keep his beautiful wife and daughters in your thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for them.

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LOCASH

Maren Morris

Scott Borchetta 

Thomas Rhett

Blake Shelton

Bobby Bones

Carly Pearce

Cassadee Pope

CMA

Travis Denning

 

Our hearts go out to Busbee's family and everyone touched by his loss. RIP Busbee, you will be missed!

 

Photo Credit: @marenmorris / Instagram

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