Where New Artists Are Heard
My friend Shay Watson and I decided that we needed to come up with a great summer song not only because there are not a ton of them out there, but because there are so many opportunities for cool songs that get you in the summer mood. We put our heads together and came up with something that was a cross between Katy Perry's 'Friday Night' and One Directions 'Beautiful'. It may be a little too much like both of them but hey-it definitely got us in the summer mood! …Continue
Posted on May 15, 2012 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment
I've always loved many genres of music. I'm very eclectic when it comes to songs and really like about anything. This has been a problem in the past when honing in on one type of music to write, but the variety kept it challenging and fun and often inspired new lyrical and melodic ideas.
I was going through some tracks the other day and heard this really amazing one that had a cool Latin feel that really stood out to me. Now I don't speak Spanish at all but this song really felt like…Continue
Posted on March 24, 2012 at 6:27am
One of my passions outside of songwriting is fly fishing in the state of Idaho where I grew up. I grew to really love the sport through my dad introducing me to it at an early age. Throughout my childhood and into being an adult we made trips constantly to the river or to high mountain lakes; usually to remote places to catch enormous trout.
In the last few years my dad and brother have opened a fly tying business called DFI (Dry Fly Innovations) and have been extremely successful…Continue
Posted on March 10, 2012 at 7:25am
I can remember when I was 19-I had a fair amount of music talent, some pretty good ambition and a few lofty goals in my music future. When I moved to Nashville, I realized that the talent continued to get younger and the determination, focus and drive of these young artists were more than even I had at almost 10 years past their age!
One such artist I've been blessed to work with recently is Ashley Allyson who I met at a festival doing a songwriter round. Ashley is a serious talent…Continue
Posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:47pm