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Alyce Metallo Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

NCS Songwriter of the Month The love for Spanish and for the Latin world began with her nanny, Lupe, who first taught her the beauty of the language and the people who speak it. “My parents owned an art gallery and they were always hosting artists from all different parts

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NEEDTOBREATHE

BEAR RINEHART: NEEDTOBREATHE’s New Music, New Normal

If you know rock and roll, you know NEEDTOBREATHE. Hailing from Possum Kingdom, SC, this trio of hard rocking musicians have been at it for two decades and counting, straddling Christian and mainstream charts with their own blend of Gospel, roots, and pop.  Show host, John Chisum, sat down recently

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Tim Stewart Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

Tim StewartNCS Songwriter of the Month From Suicidal to Singing God’s Praises Again There was a moment in Tim Stewart’s life in which suicide seemed a viable option. Experiencing bouts of depression brought on by stress and personal crisis, taking his own life was a temptation only broken through worship

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Writing Your Best Songs Now

Can’t finish your songs? Unsure how to connect with listeners? Here’s how you can start writing your best songs now! Writing Your Best Songs Now If you’re struggling to find great ideas or finish your songs, odds are it’s not a lack of inspiration. Being a Christian songwriter means you’re

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Brenda Wurtz with guitar

Brenda Wurtz Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

A Christian Songwriter’s Answered Prayers “I had been praying for a very long time because I’ve always had this desire inside of me to do something more,” says Canadian Christian songwriter, Brenda Wurtz, NCS Songwriter of the Month. “It was through NCS that the songwriter in me was just kind

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Musical instruments with "Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021"

Our Best Songwriting Tips for 2021

With 2020 slowly fading in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our focus to the opportunities God is bringing us in this New Year. We thought some fresh songwriting tips might be just the ticket for you to get things off to a great start! The global hardships, pandemics,

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Songwriter Mark Boucot

Mark Boucot Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

“When I came to the Song Revolution [Workshop], honestly, it was a pretty life changing experience for me,” says Maryland songwriter, Mark Boucot. “I learned some fundamentals of songwriting that I really didn’t have down, even in my time as a secular writer.” Boucot, a senior executive for two five-star

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Songwriter Tamera Perry

Tamera Perry Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

“My church fellowship loves good hand clapping, rousing songs,” confesses Tamera Perry. “They like some of Paul Baloche’s faster stuff like ‘Today is the Day’ and ‘Because of Your Love.’ These are their favorites. They like to clap!” Writing rousing hand-clapping worship songs for her church in Silver City, New

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NCS Launches New Course “Your Best Songs Now”

Continuing in their mission “to empower Christian songwriters worldwide,” Nashville Christian Songwriters has launched a new self-directed online course entitled “Your Best Songs Now” written and led by NCS President and veteran songwriter, John Chisum. “When it comes to songwriting,” says Chisum, “process is everything. Whether songwriters realize it or

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