Category: Songwriting Mindset

How to Be a Songwriter in Nashville with Hit Songwriter Tony Wood

Is it possible to learn how to be a songwriter in Nashville? Absolutely. Though there’s no one set path to songwriting success, hit songwriter Tony Wood proves that it’s possible to follow your dreams and see them come true if you’re willing to persevere through time, trials, and setbacks. At

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Staying Encouraged as an Aspiring Songwriter

Songwriting can be a lonely sport. Anyone who’s been at it for any length of time will tell you that, unless they cowrite exclusively, the pursuit of fresh ideas, the many hours honing memorable lyrics and killer melodies can be quite challenging and sometimes the inspiration to do it can

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The Sin of Comparison with Jesus Culture’s Chris McClarney

This week on The Song Revolution Podcast, I had the very fun opportunity to interview global worship leader and songwriter, Chris McClarney. Chris got his start at 14-years old here in Nashville leading worship for his youth group and was encouraged by his mentors, Travis Cottrell and Benji Cowart, both

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Getting Real with Jason Gray

There’s a lot more to CCM Artist Jason Gray than meets the eye. Yes, more than the great radio airplay songs, the touring and concerts, and the lifestyle of a popular musician. Jason Gray is the real deal. In this encore episode of The Song Revolution Podcast, Jason gets real

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[SONGWRITING TIPS #3] Where Do Great Song Ideas Come From?

QUESTION: What would it feel like to hear thousands of people singing your songs? ANSWER: Really, really great, believe me. I remember the first time that it happened for me and the thrill that I felt realizing that God had actually used me to bring something valuable to a lot of

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