- Josh Kear has had a total of ten number one songs in his career. His most recent cuts include “Drinking Class” off Lee Brice’s third studio album, I Don’t Dance and “Long Stretch of Love” by Lady Antebellum, both of which could easily be Kear’s next Number Ones.
- Along with the impressive list of cuts, Kear also boasts a long list of television placements. He had two songs on Hart of Dixie (“(Kissed You) Goodnight” and “Wild At Heart”), two on The Bachelorette (“(Kissed You) Goodnight” and “Drunk On You”), two on The Voice (“Inventing Shadows” and “Need You Now”), “Need You Now” on both Glee and The Glee Project, and “Halleluy-all” on both GCB and Texas Women. Kear is also credited with songs in the mega-successful films Zero Dark Thirty (“Need You Now”) and Country Strong (“Shake That Thing”).
- Kear was honored with a Song of the Year Grammy Award for Lady Antebellum’s Number One smash take on his co-write “Need You Now.” Carrie Underwood’s fiery recording on Kear’s “Before He Cheats” won the celebrated songwriter his first Grammy for Best Country Song in 2007. “Need You Now,” recently covered by UK sensation, Adele, won the same award. In 2013, he won this award again for Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” He is the only songwriter to ever be awarded a Grammy for Best Country Song three times.
- Kear continued to find success in 2013. He garnered both Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year (Luke Bryan’s “Drunk on You”) and three additional ASCAP Awards (“(Kissed You) Goodnight,” “Blown Away,” and “Two Black Cadillacs”) at the 2013 ASCAP Country Music Awards. In addition to his 2013 awards, Kear penned three Number Ones: Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” Time McGraw and Taylor Swift’s “Highway Don’t Care” (spent two weeks at Number One), and Tyler Farr’s “Redneck Crazy.”
- In 2014, Kear had a string of number one songs such as, Frankie Ballard’s debut single, “Helluva Life”, Dierks Bentley’s smash hit “Drunk on a Plane”, and Blake Shelton’s debut single of his album Bringing Back the Sunshine “Neon Light.”