11 Lessons From Thirteen #1 Country Songs – 2014

  Producer Larry Beaird did an amazing job with a private webinar for our SongTown Diamond Members. In the webinar, he revealed 11 Lessons From Thirteen #1 Country Songs - 2014. Here are some of the findings based on his research. 1) How many words were in the longest title? 5 2) How many #1 songs had one word titles? 3 3) How...

5 Ways George Strait Stayed In The Game For 30 Years

5 Ways George Strait Stayed In The Music Game For 30 Years   George Strait is a striking example of an artist that stayed relevant and in the game for more than 30 years. Artists who want a long career and writers who want to remain relevant can learn from King George by thinking about...

Some See Weeds

My wife posted a picture on Facebook aåÊåÊwhile back of dandelions growing in our yard. When we got back from Spain our grass was really high and there were a lot of wildflowers that had popped up. It was really beautiful to see all of the color in our yard. Candy's comment to me about her picture was "Some...

Don’t Get Bogged Down In Your Songwriting

Don't Get Bogged Down In Your Songwriting by Marty Dodson   A friend told me one time that she had gotten so tired of writing for radio (and getting no cuts) that she decided one day to try to write the most ANTI radio song she could write. She said she had the...

I’d Like To Thank The Academy

  Hello, SongTown friends. I'd love to give a thrilling explanation for why I haven't blogged in long enough for an elephant to gestate a baby elephant. (I could google how long that is, but I'm just gonna trust my faulty memory of a thing I saw on Animal Planet in 2013. It's like, a long time. Trust me). Maybe...

SongTown Dream Capsule

SongTown Dream Capsule When I first began my journey as a songwriter, someone suggested I write down the names of 5 artists I wanted to record my songs. I put my liståÊin a book and forgot about it for years. The other day I opened thatåÊold book and out fell the list. I was floored... 4 of the 5 artists had...