IN THE STUDIO (HOTTEST TIPS IN NASHVILLE/RECORDING SOON)     * Dustin Lynch   Zach Crowell, producing.   Looking for "Hits!" No Unsolicited!   December/January*   * Chase Rice   Chris DeStefano, producing.   Carolina Country! "Hits!"   November/December*   * Dan Smalley   Keith Stegall, producing.   Looking for Traditional Country "Hits!"   Demember*   * Mickey Guyton   TBD, producing.   Looking for Uptempo, Radio-Friendly Single. Between Pop & Classic Country!   November/December*   * Luke Bryan   Jeff Stevens & Jody Stevens, producing.   Great Songs! No Unsolicited....   Late Fall*   * For The Complete List of IN THE STUDIO (Who's Recording Soon, 24 Major Recording Artists) JOIN NOW!     * UPDATED November 2, 2019 *   * Rascal Flatts   Jay DeMarcus, producing.   Great Songs!   Early December*   * Tim McGraw   Byron Gallimore, producing.   Great Songs!   Late Fall*   * Danielle Bradbury   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   October/November*   * Jay Allen   Mckey Jack Cones, producing.   Looking for Real, Raw In Your Face Undeniable Smash "Hits" with Meat On The Bones....   November/December*   * Joe Nichols   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Great Country Songs!   Late November/Early December*   * Brad Paisley   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   Winter*   * Johnny McGuire   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Earthy, Chill, Laid Back, Feel Good Songs With That Sing-Along Ear Candy Quality. A la Van Morrison Meets Tom Petty!   November/December*   * Hannah Dasher   Jaren Johnston, producing.   Great Songs!   December*   * Walker County   David Garcia, producing.   Great Songs!   To Be Determined.*   * Lindsay Ell   Dann Huff, producing.   "Hit" Songs!   Decmember*   * High Valley   Seth Mosley, producing.   Looking for Songs with Grounded Lyrics! Not too Pastoral or Metaphoric....   November/December*   * Collin Elmore   Marshall Altman, producing.   Great Songs!   December/January*   * Seaforth   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   January*   * Payton Smith   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   November/December*   * Drew Baldridge   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   "Hit" Country Songs with Content! Negative on the Drinking Songs....   December*   * Alan Jackson   Keith Stegall, producing.   Great Songs!   Late November*   * Robert Counts   Jimmy Ritchie & Dann Huff, producing.   Uptempo!   December/January*   * Rachel Wammack   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   January*   * Tyler Farr   Tully Kennedy & Kurt Allison, producing.   Great Songs!   To Be Determined. No Unsolicited!*   * We Listen, We Pitch Your Songs Directly To Producers & Major Labels!   Subscribe Today! , producing.   IN THE STUDIO (HOTTEST TIPS IN NASHVILLE/RECORDING SOON)     * Dustin Lynch   Zach Crowell, producing.   Looking for "Hits!" No Unsolicited!   December/January*   * Chase Rice   Chris DeStefano, producing.   Carolina Country! "Hits!"   November/December*   * Dan Smalley   Keith Stegall, producing.   Looking for Traditional Country "Hits!"   Demember*   * Mickey Guyton   TBD, producing.   Looking for Uptempo, Radio-Friendly Single. Between Pop & Classic Country!   November/December*   * Luke Bryan   Jeff Stevens & Jody Stevens, producing.   Great Songs! No Unsolicited....   Late Fall*   * For The Complete List of IN THE STUDIO (Who's Recording Soon, 24 Major Recording Artists) JOIN NOW!     * UPDATED November 2, 2019 *   * Rascal Flatts   Jay DeMarcus, producing.   Great Songs!   Early December*   * Tim McGraw   Byron Gallimore, producing.   Great Songs!   Late Fall*   * Danielle Bradbury   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   October/November*   * Jay Allen   Mckey Jack Cones, producing.   Looking for Real, Raw In Your Face Undeniable Smash "Hits" with Meat On The Bones....   November/December*   * Joe Nichols   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Great Country Songs!   Late November/Early December*   * Brad Paisley   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   Winter*   * Johnny McGuire   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Earthy, Chill, Laid Back, Feel Good Songs With That Sing-Along Ear Candy Quality. A la Van Morrison Meets Tom Petty!   November/December*   * Hannah Dasher   Jaren Johnston, producing.   Great Songs!   December*   * Walker County   David Garcia, producing.   Great Songs!   To Be Determined.*   * Lindsay Ell   Dann Huff, producing.   "Hit" Songs!   Decmember*   * High Valley   Seth Mosley, producing.   Looking for Songs with Grounded Lyrics! Not too Pastoral or Metaphoric....   November/December*   * Collin Elmore   Marshall Altman, producing.   Great Songs!   December/January*   * Seaforth   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   January*   * Payton Smith   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   November/December*   * Drew Baldridge   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   "Hit" Country Songs with Content! Negative on the Drinking Songs....   December*   * Alan Jackson   Keith Stegall, producing.   Great Songs!   Late November*   * Robert Counts   Jimmy Ritchie & Dann Huff, producing.   Uptempo!   December/January*   * Rachel Wammack   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   January*   * Tyler Farr   Tully Kennedy & Kurt Allison, producing.   Great Songs!   To Be Determined. No Unsolicited!*   * We Listen, We Pitch Your Songs Directly To Producers & Major Labels!   Subscribe Today! , producing.

Secrets To Songwriting

Dan Wilson * Curly Putman & HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY....

Yesterday, October 31, 2016, songwriter Curly Putman passed away at the age of 85. Curly co-wrote perhaps the greatest country song of all-time with Bobby Braddock, HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY. Here are a few Words of Wisdom from Curly Putman to help you in your quest for writing great country songs....


SECRETS TO SONGWRITING....
"... HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY--I took that song over to Billy Sherrill. Curly Putman and Bobby Braddock wrote a great song. At first we knew it was a good song but, we didn't realize it was going to be accepted the way it was. HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY hit during a transition period. Everybody was kinda doing positive-uptempo songs. The song  had all the opposite elements--death and bummer situations, even though this guy loved this woman. We all knew it was a good song so I took it over to Billy. He loved it! He said he wanted to do it on Jones. Well, months went by and I'd call him up and say, 'Help, what are you going to do with HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY? I've got people I can get a record on this one.' Billy assured me he still wanted to do it on George Jones. A year went by. I had a real good friend who desperately needed a 'hit.' So, my friend ended up cutting it. As a matter of fact he cut it twice. Shortly after that Billy Sherrill called me and asked, 'Are Curly and Bobby there?' I said 'Yeah.' Billy said, 'Can you bring them over?' By that time I didn't have any idea what he wanted. Well, we got there and Billy sat us down in his office and played Jones' cut of HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY. I have never to this day heard a record that gave me the feeling I got when I heard that song. I just rose from my chair and smiled. That's when I knew HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY was going to be a great song...."
DAN WILSON
excerpt from
TheTrax Fax Interview 
with 
Dan Wilson
by
Quinton Q. Qualls, Jr.

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