SongTown 1-Day Pro Writing Retreat 

Level-up your songwriting by collaborating with top pros.


1-Day Pro Songwriting Retreat

2 pro co-writes in a jam-packed day of collaboration fun!

All online in our zoom witing rooms. All you need is your computer and song ideas!

Saturday August 7, 2021

SongTown Virtual SongWriting Retreats are where real-world training meets real-world opportunity.

We line up top hitmakers to co-write with you and level-up your songwriting. Plus, you will kick-off the day with a pro publisher with the scoop on who’s looking to record. Just to get you fired up in the morning to write a killer song!

How It Works

Spend a full day in the comfort of your home, honing your songwriting craft and co-writing with top hit-makers Marty Dodson, Clay Mills, and special guest hit writers/producers!

At SongTown Songwriting Retreats:

* You get 2 Co-writing sessions with top pros.

*Each Participant receives worktapes for the 2 songs written.

*Gain insight into the business end of songwriting and make industry contacts with top songwriters and publishers.

*Evening zoom hangout and a chance to ask questions and hear all the day’s songs. (Warning: This is a really powerful experience hearing the great songs that come from your day!)

Stack Your Song Deck

With SongTown Retreat Pros

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Additional Details For This 1-Day Songwriting Retreat

• We start the day with a publisher meeting to inspire you to write your best songs during the retreat. Just like Clay and Marty do when they sit down with their publishers before a co-writing session. It helps to focus your co-writes!

• After the morning publisher meeting you will enter a breakout room for your co-write with a hit pro songwriter and another ST member.

• Then, after a lunch break, you will meet online again for your 2nd co-writing assignment and spend the afternoon in a 2nd pro co-write!

• Our ST Virtual Retreats are easy to view and participate from your computer, laptop, or smartphone. We use zoom technology.

Retreat Fee


  • $1250 Early Bird sign-up (before 7/31/21)
  • $1500 Regular price.
  • $600 Non-refundable deposit due when you reserve your spot and balance will be paid 2 weeks before event.


We hope you’ll consider taking your songwriting to the next level. This intensive retreat can only support a small number of participants. This ensures quality co-writing time.

Write on! ~ Marty Dodson & Clay Mills


Got questions? Contact and we’ll answer any questions you have.


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Meet New Co-Writers!

Songwriters Kevin Rowe and Andrew Cavanagh met at a SongTown event and recently collaborated on their first #1 song together in Australia! Songs written at SongTown retreats have charted on Billboard Top 40 charts.  

What Past Retreat Attendees Are Saying:

Songtown-songwriting retreat-testimonials    Songwriter – Becki Fleischer

“This was my first retreat and I thought it was great.  I’ve read comments about it and how people come back year over and year and I couldn’t understand why – but now I do!  Watching and working with a pro is such a valuable experience. You can read about co-writing, watch the videos on SongTown about it and even practice with other songwriters – but to see a pro in action – it reinforces and somehow clarifies it all.”


Songtown-songwriting retreat-testimonials     Songwriter – CJ Stevens

“It was an exceptional experience. It was my first songwriting retreat and it was amazing. My preference would have been to meet in person, but the virtual meeting was a wonderful experience as well. It was exactly what we all needed in Nashville. It was a true blessing, and a moment I will never forget. I appreciated that it was over the weekend, as that helped me to stay focused. I wrote with Clay, Danny, Matt, and Marty, and I loved all the songs we created. I would highly recommend this retreat and the virtual experience to anyone that cannot make the trip to Nashville. I was impressed it went off without a hitch the first time around. “


Songtown-songwriting retreat-testimonials    Songwriter/Artist – Lauren Spring

“GREAT experience. Thanks to all my lovely co-writers and all the other future co-writers I got to meet from the retreat. Y’all are a wonderfully supportive group and all the songs that came out of this were fantastic💛”


Songtown-songwriting retreat-testimonials    Songwriter- Ave Topel

“What an amazing weekend. Among the best ST Songwriting Retreats I’ve attended for sure.”


Songtown-songwriting retreat-testimonials    Songwriter – Jen Jardine

“Put this down as one of the top memories/ experiences I’ve ever had. I’m so glad I did this. I learned so much about writing styles and what kinds of ideas are more likely to get cut… so many other things, too. The process online was smooth.”

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Artists Who’ve recorded songs by class instructors Clay Mills and Marty Dodson:

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