Keith Urban Remembers the 'Incredibly Positive Energy' of Late Songwriter/Producer Busbee

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Maren Morris, Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood & more share their condolences as well.

The music community is mourning the death of songwriter/producer busbee, who collaborated with such artists as Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Keith Urban, P!nk, Shakira, Carrie Underwood and many more. 

The Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, 43, died Saturday from glioblastoma. He had only been diagnosed with brain cancer a few months before. 

Urban, who had worked extensively with busbee, told Billboard, “The first time I heard about Busbee was in 2011. We had talked about working together and when the opportunity presented itself, I decided to give him a call. I really needed someone to help finish up a song called ‘Sun Don’t Let Me Down’ that I was working on with Nile Rodgers. So, I asked him if he wanted to work with Nile and before I could hang up the phone, he was there. Who doesn’t want to work with Nile?

“What I loved about Busbee was his incredibly positive energy. It inspires you to want to be creative and to want to be vulnerable -- he instills confidence in you by believing in you -- and that draws out your creativity in a really great way. He was an amazing collaborator, both as a producer and as a songwriter. He was a great friend. Always curious, always asking questions about you, about all kinds of things. He brought a good light and love into this world, and I will miss him dearly.”

Other artists who had worked with busbee reacted on social media, expressing their sorrow and recalling his tremendous talent.


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