Tag: singer-songwriter

Nashvillian Mark Pogue Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

From 80s Rocker to Local Church Worship Leader “I needed to begin to try to make my craft of songwriting better if I was going to reach people,” admits NCS Songwriter of the Month, Mark Pogue. A Nashville resident since the mid-1980s, Mark is no stranger to making commercial music.

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Louisiana Ph.D. “Lukelle” Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

From PTSD to Powerhouse Ministry Dr. Katie Fetzer of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been named NCS Songwriter of the Month. Fetzer, who goes by the stage name “Lukelle,” stays busy managing a thriving counseling practice, a university teaching career, marriage, motherhood, and a budding new music career. Katie, a long

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John Chisum Releases New Worship Single with NCS Songwriter, Tamera Perry

Nashville Christian Songwriters (NCS) President and Founder, John Chisum, has announced that he is releasing a new worship single this week entitled “How Great.” The release comes after a significant hiatus from releasing original material. Chisum, a well-published songwriter and worship leader in the 1990’s with Integrity Music, is best

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3 Ways to Grow Towards Success in the Christian Music Business

Getting your songs “out there” I received a snarky email the other day that made me sad for a minute. Here’s what happened. I send out a lot of value-oriented content to our email community. Often I’ll invite our followers to consider joining our 8-week online NCS Coaching program, a

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The #1 Struggle Christian Songwriters Face

The #1 Struggle Christian Songwriters Face Songwriters struggle with a lot of things. Whether it’s writer’s block, discouragement, lack of ideas, needing more skills, or even loneliness, the artistic journey of songwriting isn’t always easy. But I’d say that the #1 challenge songwriters struggle with is a sense of their

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New York Bassist Darnell Peters Named NCS Songwriter of the Month

Darnell Peters Named NCS Songwriter of the Month New York state’s Darnell Peters, husband, father, and bassist, has been named NCS Songwriter of the Month. Peters, a physical therapist by day, is reaching his goal of becoming an impactful Christian songwriter with the release of his inspirational single, “I Am

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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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JOHN CHISUM: Finding Song Ideas in Quarantine & Crisis

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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