Stories and tips.
I here? No, not
WHY AM I HERE?
but what am I
doing on the www? Why this website? Im barely computer literate, and Ive got
nothing to sell (at least not yet!). Oh yes, I do have something to share
years trying to make a living writing songs in Nashville has given me a lot of experiences
thats why Im here, so lets get started.
- On July 5th, 2000 I received a phone call from my
former co-publisher, Forerunner Music Group, informing me that Arista Records had called,
and Alan Jackson was in the studio requesting a lyric for one of my songs and was definitely
recording it that day!
- Now, of course, being the seasoned professional I am
I knew not
to run out and buy that fully restored, vintage 69 Triumph Bonneville Id been
drooling over for months; however since one of my cowriters on the song already had
several cuts by Alan (two being hit singles), and since our collective song pluggers had
been pitching said song to Alan for a couple years, and since it is a damn
fine country song, perfectly matched to a damn fine country singer
I figured it was
a pretty sure bet and therefore allowed myself to maintain a minimum altitude of two feet
above the ground (okay, maybe I drifted into the clouds once or twice, hey ya gotta ride
that updraft when its there!)
. anyway, that lasted maybe 36 hours
thats how long it took for me to find out that although he was in the studio and did
request a lyric, Alan Jackson did NOT record said song (at least not yet!).
- Which goes to show
It aint easy! Its a crazy business!
- Hey, that reminds me of my first gig in Nashville (which was my first "gig"
anywhere), but thats another story
so, yall come back!
- See ya in a couple weeks,
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