Tag: Christian songwriting

Taming Your “Inner Critic” (Three Ways to Overcome Self-Sabotage)

Shutdown again by that nagging voice inside that says you’ll never be good enough? If you’re a serious songwriter who keeps getting blocked by a critical inner voice, you’re in good company. A lot of songwriters struggle with negative internal dialog that keeps them frustrated and fruitless. But it doesn’t

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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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David Michael Watson Is Calling Us to Be Brave Again

At first glance, David Michael Watson appears to be just another California surfer dude.  But get to know his music and you quickly discover that he’s a deep-thinking, deep-feeling, and deep-hearted worshiper who has a message to bring to the world through his thoughtful modern worship approach. Deep-Hearted Worship Releasing

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How to Find Song Ideas (Even in Times of Crisis and Quarantine)

Our world has been ravaged and turned upside down by Covid-19, but you’re still called to write great Christian songs, right? In this special edition of the Song Revolution with John Chisum, John and co-host, Tina Keil, explore specific ways you can utilize the upset routines more creatively and capture even

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Song Ideas – Five Ways to Develop Great Songs

Songwriting Ideas Where do great song ideas come from? Are they crouching behind bushes just out of sight like crafty little leprechauns or hidden under rocks like salamanders waiting for you to turn them over to discover them buried there? Actually, neither is the case. While it may seem like

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Developing Healthy Songwriting Habits for 2020

How healthy are your songwriting habits? The best way to know is to look at the quality and quantity of your song output. If you’re writing less than one song per month or so, or, you know you’re not getting the kind of response and exposure for your songs you

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Three Essential Elements of Great Christian Songwriting

Ever wondered what makes a Christian song great? Why do some songs break out of the pack and rush to the front of the line to win the race? Are there secrets the great songwriters use to make their songs stand out? Absolutely! The best songwriters know what it takes to

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