Daddy's Little Girl

We all have different experiences...and especially where our childhoods are concerned.  But the trick to collaborating successfully as songwriters is finding a common thread in your stories that turns them into a widely relatable song.

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Drinking With Dolly

Country artist Stephanie Quayle has recorded quite a beautiful version of "Drinking With Dolly". Rachel Proctor and I wrote the song together a couple of years ago, triggered by a conversation about how much fun it would've been to be a part of the movement of strong, sassy women in country music in the early '70s.

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A True Scoop...

Ok, so maybe I embarrass myself a little too often by sharing the raw material behind my songs with my email subscribers, but I just love giving people a glimpse at where songs come from.  I also share things like:

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I Hope You Dance

One of my favorite things about working as a songwriter in Nashville is finding brilliant collaborators. I've been blessed to work regularly with Tia Sillers, writer of the iconic song "I Hope You Dance", for over 10 years now.

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Hello Heart

I woke up with the first verse of "Hello Heart" in my head while I was on a songwriting retreat at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains.  It poured out so fast that I had to jump out of bed…

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