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Easy Guide To Goal Setting

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Easy Guide To Goal Setting

Is there really an easy guide to goal setting?  Yep. And getting them done? Yep. At the beginning of the year you see so much opportunity....

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A Songwriter’s Annual Goals & Plan

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | Comments Off on A Songwriter’s Annual Goals & Plan

You’re probably here because you read Easy Guide To Goal Setting and want to see the full goals plan created for Grammy aspiring...

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Travis Meadows “Pontiac” (Members)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Travis Meadows “Pontiac” (Members)

When I hear this song, the image of a Pontiac GTO pops into my head. That’s because the cool neighbor down the road had one. Sure,...

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Lucinda Williams “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” (Members)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Lucinda Williams “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” (Members)

I first heard “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” well, a while ago. And, at least ten years before that I bought my first Lucinda...

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Jason Isbell “Cumberland Gap” (Members)

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Jason Isbell “Cumberland Gap” (Members)

The the magic of Jason Isbell’s songwriting is his ability to create emotional situations and sensory images that are universal...

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Eric Church “Record Year” (Members)

Posted by on May 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Eric Church “Record Year” (Members)

Eric Church’s “Record Year” started as an idea sent to Church by Jeff Hyde. Hyde says the song idea just came to him and...

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Chris Stapleton “Parachute” (Members)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Chris Stapleton has such well written songs on Traveller that it’s hard to pick just one to do a song analysis. But, I did. Why...

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Lori McKenna “The Bird & The Rifle” (Members)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Lori McKenna “The Bird & The Rifle” (Members)

I’ve been listening to Lori McKenna since 2000 when her first album Paper Wings And Halo was released.  Yes, I have every CD (in CD...

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Adele “Hello”

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 | 0 comments

To quote my pal Jeff, “Just to be clear . . .” Adele could sing a cake recipe, the ingredients list from a bag of dog food, or...

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Aaron Watson “Bluebonnets” (Members)

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 | 0 comments

We’ll deconstruct Aaron Watson’ “Bluebonnets (Julia’s Song)” to discover the songwriting devices that made...

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Joni Mitchell “The Magdalene Laundries”

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 | 0 comments

On her 1994 album Turbulent Indigo Joni Mitchell has one of the most descriptive, powerful songs you’ll ever hear. She crafts a...

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