Lost & Found: Apple Music’s Exclusive Spotlight on Songwriter Demos

Apple Music Lost & Found

Rediscovering Hidden Gems: Introducing the “Lost & Found” Program

Apple Music is embarking on an exhilarating musical journey with its newest series, “Lost & Found.” This groundbreaking program is all about shining a spotlight on country songwriters and unveiling a handful of never-before-released songs. Dive into the captivating world of music as the series presents six demos (the “Lost” part) alongside captivating versions of these songs recorded by established and rising country artists (the “Found” part).

Jelly Roll Leads the Charge: “Dragging These Roots” Takes Center Stage

Kicking off the “Lost & Found” adventure is none other than Jelly Roll, the mastermind behind hits like “Need a Favor” and “Son of a Sinner.” He brings his signature style and soulful touch to “Dragging These Roots,” a song written by acclaimed songwriters Ben Hayslip, Josh Thompson, and Jesse Frasure. The Apple Music team first discovered this hidden gem back in 2019, and now, it gets a chance to shine in the spotlight.

Join Jelly Roll as he shares his excitement, “When Apple Music shared the concept with me, I immediately called Frasure on FaceTime from their listening room to let him know I was definitely cutting the song. I’m so grateful to Apple Music for shining a light on all these creators and their great artistry.”

Lost & Found Radio: A Fascinating Look into the Creative Process

As if the journey couldn’t get any better, Apple Music presents “Lost & Found Radio,” a captivating monthly companion radio show hosted by the talented singer-songwriter Lori McKenna. Known for penning hits like Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” and Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” McKenna brings her unique insights and passion for storytelling to the show. Each episode takes you on a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes adventure, diving deep into the creative process with the original songwriters, studio musicians, producers, and the artists who breathe new life into these found songs.

July 25th Celebration: Live Radio Episode and Broadcast Special

Mark your calendars for a spectacular celebration on July 25th! Apple Music Country host Kelleigh Bannen co-hosts a live radio episode, featuring the talented songwriters whose works are being featured in the “Lost & Found” series. Tune in at noon CT for the Lost & Found Live Broadcast Special, an event filled with music magic and heartwarming stories.

Embracing the Complete Experience: Apple Music’s Dedicated Space

Lost & Found enthusiasts will find their musical haven in Apple Music’s dedicated space, offering carefully curated playlists that highlight the lost demos, newfound singles, and episodes of Lost & Found Radio. Immerse yourself in the artistry of participating songwriters and relish the magic behind their creations.

Celebrating Songwriters: Lori McKenna’s Enthusiasm and Gratitude

Lori McKenna herself shares her excitement, saying, “I’m so thrilled to be a part of this initiative and host the companion radio show on Apple Music Country. Every songwriter has a catalog full of lost songs. It’s exciting that Apple is bringing these almost hits to life and giving some space to these writers, and the stories behind these songs.”

Apple Music’s Dedication to Artists and Creativity

At Apple Music, the commitment to celebrating and championing artists shines brightly through the Lost & Found program. With a passion for unearthing untapped music and honoring the craftsmanship of songwriting, Apple Music continues to redefine the way we experience music worldwide.

Join the Lost & Found Adventure: Experience the Magic of Rediscovered Music

Get ready to be captivated by the brilliance of country songwriters and the unforgettable melodies of “Lost & Found.” With Jelly Roll leading the way and Lori McKenna guiding us through the stories behind the music, this exclusive initiative celebrates the heart and soul of music. Don’t miss this extraordinary journey—Lost & Found awaits!

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