Guest Blog: Griffin House On Why He Changed His Tune When It Comes To Co-Writing

Photo courtesy ivpr This year is shaping up to be a big one for Nashville-based singer-songwriter Griffin House. On June 28, House will release his 13th studio album, Rising Star, which will be followed up by a full-length documentary of the same name later in the year. Below, House has written an essay on the practice of co-writing, and how he came to embrace it after eschewing it for so long. When I first started out as a songwriter in my early 20s, co-writing was not something I'd even considered and I was not open to the idea at all. I thought that co-writing just meant you were too lazy to write the song yourself. I was also afraid of someone else trying to piggyback on my ideas. I didn't want anyone stealing my songs -- they were like gold to me. I wanted people to take me seriously as a writer. I also really believed I had something to say. It didn't make sense to me that I'd invite someone else in to try to help say "it" for me. I thought, “I’ll speak my own truth, thank you very much.” Shortly after I made my first album, Lost…

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