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Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


BMI Honors ‘Real Good Man’

From News, posted 12.07.03 Everyone had a "real good" time at BMI Nashville celebrating Tim McGraw's 21st #1 single, "Real Good Man," written by BMI writer George Teren with Rivers Rutherford. The song is featured on McGraw's platinum Curb album Tim McGraw and The Dancehall Doctors. The song's publishers, Teren It Up… Read more...


Tommy Lee James and Chris Waters

From News, posted 4.14.02 At a BMI-hosted celebration dinner, songwriters Tommy Lee James and Chris Waters received pewter BMI #1 cups for their hit "What I Really Meant To Say." The debut release from Capitol Nashville's Cyndi Thompson, "What I Really Meant To Say" is published by Still Working Music, Sony/ATV Tree, Chris Waters… Read more...


Much Ado About ‘Nothin’

From News, posted 7.12.01 Songwriters Tom Shapiro and Rivers Rutherford celebrated their 6-weeks-at-#1 smash "Ain't Nothin' Bout You" at BMI Nashville (7/10) with a host of family and friends, receiving special thanks from Brooks & Dunn for the biggest single of their career. Number One presentations were also made to… Read more...