Involved in this week’s NBC reality series “Sungrand,” named Canadian lyricist Griffin Palmer, who has signed with Nashville-based Big Loud Publishing, two season winners. His “second guess”, along with “Sangland” judge Shane McAnley, was selected as the new single for the Florida Georgia line.
FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly instantly identified the tune as a “wedding song” for the May 18 episode, then it took second place on iTunes and the country charts immediately after its release. The immediate prospect of the song is that the band never wastes time and releases a video on their YouTube channel as part of the rollout.
“Second Guess” contestants Shawn Austin (“Lynn On”), Lucar (“You Put Down Putin”) and Victoria Banks (“It’s a Country Music”) /
Palmer said, “As a lyricist I had an incredible experience and learning opportunity like being in ‘Sungland’.” I still can’t believe that the band I’ve been looking for so many years chose to record my song as their own. On national television. Sharing this moment with friends and family makes it even more special. “
The “second guess”, featured in FGL’s upcoming “–pack” EP, marks Palmer’s second high-profile country cut, with Keith Urban’s “Now Part 1 Speed” album off after his first release of his career with “Polaroid” due to his fall.
Palmer is currently developing his writing on Big Loud’s Raster of Writers, including Rodney Clausen, Chris Tompkins, Matt Drugstrem, Jamie Moore, and Joe Moe, Plus Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, Ashley Leone, Madison Kozak, Arneth Keith, Arneth Keith, Arne Founder Craig Weizmann.
The release of “Champe Knight” by Lady Antebellum in the second season of “Sungrand” reached the top of the iTunes country charts, hitting No. 1 on the overall chart and Lewis Fonsi’s “Swai” hit No. 1 on the Latin chart as well as the overall chart. Esther Dean and Ryan Tedder also served as judges on the show.