Every songwriter has a story. We all bring all we are to the songwriting process. If we’re depressed, we write sad songs. If we’re still processing a lot of pain, we bring all that pain to the process of songwriting and it’s expressed in the song itself one way or the other.
Our stories are vital to becoming successful as we learn to use them in our writing instead of being driven by them and recognizing that God is present everywhere in our stories for His glory.
In this episode, John Chisum shares his own songwriting story and how God “tricked” him into coming to Nashville with only $40 and no place to live, only to wind up with a thirty-year career in Christian music songwriting and publishing. He helps you see God’s hand in your story and gives you three powerful tools to use in writing your best and using your story to empower and help others in theirs.