Legendary Writer Don McLean / The Importance of Your Opening Line

Jul 20, 2021


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Marty talks with legendary singer/songwriter Don McLean (American Pie). Don shares some great legal advice that all songwriters should consider as well as how finding the emotion of a song can have more impact than perfect lyrics. PLUS Marty talks about how an opening line can make or break your song.

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Don McLean


Clay Mills

Marty Dodson

Featured Song:

“Darkest Hour” 

Randall Harris

John Kennedy


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