In Songwriting, One Word is All it Takes

It never fails to fascinate me how one word can unlock an entire song. I was in the gym the other day and “Speechless” by Dan + Shay was playing. It was the first time I’d heard it, and it was instantly memorable. With that one word they did what so many of us songwritersContinue reading “In Songwriting, One Word is All it Takes”

How To Kill A Country Song In 2 Steps (And 3 Years)

Country music is so pure. Somebody called it the white man’s blues, I forget who though. It’s hard to write. You have to be simple and sincere. This one took me about 3 years to write. “Go on and be with him”… that line came easy. BANG. The rest was a long and frustrating hunt.Continue reading “How To Kill A Country Song In 2 Steps (And 3 Years)”