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.

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THE TRAX FAX INTERVIEW WITH HARLAN HOWARD

Fourteen years and hundreds of “hit” songs after this Trax Fax Interview, Harlan Howard passed away on March 6, 2002. Harlan left a legacy of great songs for others to enjoy. Harlan also left the following words as a source of inspiration for future songwriters hoping to follow in his footsteps.

TF: You‟re one of the greatest songwriters Nashville has ever known. Is there any one key you can point to that helped you get to where you are [as a songwriter?]

HH: Teachers, I had great teachers when I was a kid…Ernest Tubb, Floyd Tillman, and Cindy Walker. 

Cindy never was a well-known singer, but she was probably the most prolific country songwriter I‟ve ever known. Cindy wrote with such class and finesse. Her rhymes really rhymed, her songs all made sense. I‟ve always been into class songs and class songwriters including Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin getting into Paul Simon, Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Diamond. And now-days I‟m a Bob McDill, Waylon Holyfield and Richard Lee fan. There are a bunch of neat writers around town. I like class songs and I‟d like to think because of that, I write class songs.

TF: So, find someone successful and get into their hip pocket and learn from them?

HH: Exactly. 

TF: “Why Not Me” (The Judd‟s), “Somewhere Tonight” (Highway 101), all recent number one songs written or co-written by yourself and all by the “new generation” of country artists.

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