CJ Field is a talented musician with a unique voice and impressive songwriting abilities. He was nominated for Grammy, CMA, and ACM awards. After moving to Nashville in 2011, he quickly established himself as a sought-after songwriter, working with Ashley McBryde and other notable musicians. He co-wrote the song "Home Sweet Highway" with Ashley and Blue Foley, which was included in Ashley's Grammy, ACM, and CMA-nominated album "Girl Going Nowhere". CJ continues to collaborate with Ashley, Aaron Lewis, D. Vincent Williams, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Trent Tomlinson and more. He shared the stage with musicians like Ira Dean, Trombone Shorty, Bela Fleck, and Amy Helm.
In September, Ashley will release her latest album, The Devil I Know, which includes the song "6th of October" that she wrote with CJ and Blue.
He is also headlining the Rising Stars Festival in Massachusetts, is featured in the Saturday lineup for the FreshGrass Festival in his hometown and is headed to Denmark for his second appearance at the Nashville Nights International Songwriters Festival.
One of the songs that came out of those sessions was "Home Sweet Highway", which he wrote with Ashley and Blue Foley. In 2018, Ashley put the song on her Grammy, ACM and CMA-nominated album, Girl Going Nowhere, that peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Charts. Ashley continues to play this song at her live shows, including at her Grand Ole Opry Member Induction and on CMT’s campfire sessions.
The song "Greatest Show on Earth", also cowritten with Ashley and Terri Jo, inspired the Music Row Freakshow, which is a songwriter showcase hosted by Terri Jo in Nashville. Now in its eighth year, The Freakshow features hit writers and rising writers every Wednesday and Friday night at The Local. CJ and Terri Jo took The Freakshow experience across the pond in September for the 2022 Nashville Nights International Songwriters Festival in Denmark.
In addition to frequent collaborations with Ashley McBryde, CJ has teamed up with Aaron Lewis and Trent Tomlinson while also sharing stages with Trombone Shorty, Bela Fleck, Allison Brown and Amy Helm.
CJ cut his teeth at open mics in Massachusetts at the age of 20, but prior to moving to Nashville, he spent time in Macon, GA playing with the band, Union South, and even played keys for the Michael Allman Band before going out on his own. It was here CJ picked up much of his soul and southern rock influence.
Throughout his travels, he attended a few of Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, spent time jamming with Delta Blues legend, Little Sammy Davis, dominated Shooter Jennings and the .357’s in a game of pool, and once wrestled his songwriting hero and country outlaw, Billy Joe Shaver after a show in Macon, GA. As a multi-instrumentalist, CJ not only writes and sings, but composes, plays and produces the majority of his own material, including his Apologies EP that was released in 2017. He teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer, Eric Torres, to release his latest singles "Good Day" and "Bad Decisions" in 2022. He now splits time between Massachusetts and Nashville.