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The Story Behind the Song: Phillip Phillips, “Home”

(Left to right: Phillip Phillips, Greg Holden, Drew Pearson) How Did They Write That? Phillip Phillips, “Home” Written by: Drew Pearson & Greg Holden Recorded by: Phillip Phillips Peak Chart Position: No. 7 Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 Adult Pop & Triple A What is a...

Behind the Song: Little Big Town, “Pontoon”

Written by: Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird Recorded by: Little Big Town Peak Chart Position: No. 1 Billboard Country What's a typical day like in the life of Barry Dean?  Dean: They're probably like most people -- busy, I have four...

What Made The Beatles Successful Songwriters?

The Beatles were great because all four of the band members were strong songwriters and the band is considered one of the greatest of all-time. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the primary writers, but as time...

Inside Rodney Crowell’s “Adventures In Song” Camp: Mark Montijo’s Singular “History”

In our recent story on Rodney Crowell’s song camp, we wrote about Mark Montijo, one of the 95 songwriters who attended camp, and his remarkable song “History.” That song earned the distinction of receiving no criticism at all from...

Guest Blog: Tips for Writing to a Theme

By Laura B. Whitmore Looking back, my co-writer Jenna Paone and I didn’t really know what we had gotten ourselves into. When we conceived of an album written entirely to energize and inspire tween girls, we just jumped right in...

Guest Blog: Erin Enderlin On Writing Her New Album, Whiskeytown Crier

Erin Enderlin is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Her new album, Whiskeytown Crier, was produced by Jamey Johnson and Jim Brown. Below, the Conway, Arkansas native expounds on how the record took shape. When I listen to Emmylou Harris singing “Red Dirt...
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Psych/folk Singer-Songwriter Shane Palko Releases, ‘Swahili Surreal’

Psych/folk singer-songwriter Shane Palko has officially released his new LP, Swahili Surreal. Leading up to the release,...
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