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Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

In Best Practices, Best Practices, Favorite Song, Hear this, Industry News, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, People that Rock, Performance, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

Just now coming down from the musical high that The International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis delivered, we bring you a conference highlight – Mary Gauthier (pronounced GOH-shay).  Let’s start with a quick wiki bio to open you up to who Mary is; at least briefly in black and white…

Gauthier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Given up at birth by a mother she never knew, Gauthier was adopted by an Italian Catholic couple in Thibodaux, Louisiana. At age 15, she ran away from home, and spent the next several years in drug rehabilitation, halfway houses, and living with friends; she spent her 18th birthday in a jail cell. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating the Music of Motown Songwriting Legend: Barrett Strong

In awards, BMI, Favorite Song, Industry News, Know This, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music Business, Music History, People that Rock, Songwriting, You HAVE to on August 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Sunday night, August 28 at the BB Kings Blues Club, hit songwriter Barrett Strong was honored by BMI, Nashville Blues Society, The Galaxie Agency, TSU, 97.1 WRQQ, and World Music Nashville, along with hundreds of fans!

Barrett Strong is a Motown songwriting legend with BMI certified hits like:

Top 7 Songs for Thanksgiving

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, People that Rock, Songwriting, United States, You HAVE to on November 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

As you take this day to rest and reflect, may you truly realize your blessings and know you are loved.  Enjoy the food and the football, but don’t miss the chance to tell someone you love what they mean to you and how grateful you are for them! If you are looking for music to listen to, enjoy the following songs. Did we miss any – leave your thoughts and comments below… Read the rest of this entry »

Think You Can Sing It Better?

In Ability, Favorite Song, Hear this, Music, Music History, nashville, People that Rock, Singing, You HAVE to on March 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

“The Star Spangled Banner”, the national anthem of the United States of America, was officially installed as the country’s patriotic melody by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.  Previous to 1931 however, it was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889 and the President in 1916.  Although it has obvious patriotic roots, who knew that the country’s national anthem would also be an official lover of sports. Read the rest of this entry »

The House That Built Me

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Live Music Venue, Lyrics, Melody, Music, nashville, People that Rock, Perspective, Recommended Music Venue, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on March 10, 2010 at 10:47 am

Living in Nashville you have the rare privilege to fly in and out of music venues to experience the genius, heart, and extraordinary talent of local songwriters and artists.  Last night was no different.  In the Loft at Mad Donna’s in East Nashville, a crowd of music aficianados packed the nooks and crannys to hear the music and lyrics of Tom Douglas, Natalie Hemby, Bruce Robison and Lori McKenna.  In between poetic lines and soulful melodies, the crowd was drawn in my the transparent delivery of these brave artists and found themselves tucked in the music. Read the rest of this entry »

This Ain’t No Place For The Weary Kind

In Favorite Song, Lyrics, Music, Songwriting on March 1, 2010 at 9:50 am

After days of CRS networking and showcases – now what?  What can we take away, think about, be encouraged by?  If there is one thing that was a thread throughout conversations this past week it was an endless love for music, an enduring spirit to see dreams fulfilled, and everyone shares an indescribable, driving passion.  Most people who make it in Nashville are able to survive the criticism and conquer the personal demons holding them back form success.  CRS gives everyone a chance to check in once a year – see where you are, where you came from, and decide what will be different the next year. Read the rest of this entry »

You Are Unstoppable

In Favorite Song, Life Around Me, Lyrics, Music, People that Rock, United States on February 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

“The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself,” remarks Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser. Half way into the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the world has been captivated by the search for excellence, courage and stamina of the competing athletes.  What can Nashville learn from them?  Read the rest of this entry »

Natalie Hemby: Not Exactly Under The Radar

In Best Practices, Favorite Song, Industry News, Know This, Life Around Me, Lyrics, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock, publishing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 17, 2010 at 11:59 am

A few weeks ago I had the chance to sit down with Nashville native and songbird, Natalie Hemby.  Most recently known for achieving her first number 1 with her Miranda Lambert co-write of “White Liar,” Natalie is certainly beginning to turn heads in the Nashville music scene.  When speaking with people in music circles they ask her, “Where did you come from?”  She says they act like she has just fallen out of the sky.

Although locals think she has been under the radar, Natalie is the prime example of how slow and steady wins the race.  When she was describing the art of songwriting she said, Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Pop Love Songs of ALL TIME… (Part 3)

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

Ok guys… we all have favorite songs that come to mind when we think of our first date, first kiss, first dance, etc… is your song on this list? Do you agree with this TOP 10 or does this list seem out of date? Leave your comments below – let’s get a musical discussion going!!

8. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton, Slowhand (1977)

Written by: Eric Clapton

“Wonderful Tonight” was included on Clapton’s 1977 album Slowhand and released as a single the following year.  Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 Pop Love Songs of ALL TIME… (Part 2)

In Favorite Song, Hear this, Lyrics, Melody, Music, Music History, Songwriting, You HAVE to on February 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

Ok guys… we all have favorite songs that come to mind when we think of our first date, first kiss, first dance, etc… is your song on this list? Do you agree with this TOP 10 I found or does this list seem out of date? Leave your comments below – let’s get a musical discussion going!!

4. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack, First Take (1972)

Written by: Ewan MacColl

“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is a 1957 folk song written by political singer/songwriter Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger, who was later to become his wife. The song entered the pop mainstream and was popularized by Roberta Flack. Read the rest of this entry »

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