Busbee, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer, has died. He was 43.
News of his death surfaced Sunday night. According to several reports, he had been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, a few months ago.
Busbee — whose real name was Michael James Ryan — worked with a slew of top artists in country music, including Maren Morris, Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban. He co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.” and multiple songs on Urban’s album Ripcord and Morris’ debut album, Hero.