IN THE STUDIO (HOTTEST TIPS IN NASHVILLE/RECORDING SOON)     * Dustin Lynch   TBD, producing.   "Next Level Dustin...."   June/July   * Runaway June   Dann Huff, producing.   Hits! See Current EP for Direction....   ASAP   * Blake Shelton   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring   * Mickey Guyton   TBD, producing.   Looking for Uptempo, Radio-Friendly Single....   ASAP   * Luke Bryan   Jeff Stevens & Jody Stevens, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring/ Summer   * For The Complete List of IN THE STUDIO (Who's Recording Soon, 27 major recording artists) JOIN NOW!     * UPDATED February 20, 2019 *   * Miranda Lambert   Frank Liddell, producing.   Great Songs!   April/ May   * Tim McGraw   Byron Gallimore, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring   * Kenny Chesney   Buddy Cannon, producing.   Great Songs!   April/ May   * Ronnie Dunn   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   Soon....   * Joe Nichols   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Great Country Songs!   ASAP   * Brad Paisley   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   May   * Mo Pitney   Jim "Moose" Brown, producing.   No Drinking or Party Songs! Just Great Songs....   ASAP   * Lady Antebellum   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring   * Bailee Rainwater   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Think Katy Perry. Sassy, Attitude that Connects with Males & Females!   May/June   * Walker McGuire   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Sing-Along Hits with Content & Meat On-The Bones!   Spring/ Summer   * High Valley   Seth Mosley, producing.   Looking for Songs with Grounded Lyrics! Not too Pastoral or Metaphoric....   Summer   * Collin Elmore   Marshall Altman, producing.   Uptempo!   March   * Seaforth   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   Summer   * Jake Owen   Joey Moi, producing.   Management Looking for A+ Songs with Clever Lyrics & Big Hooks with Cleaver Appeal....   Spring   * Drew Baldridge   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Hit Country Songs! Negative on the Drinking Songs....   April   * Alan Jackson   Keith Stegall, producing.   Great Songs!   May/June   * Fairground Saints   Marshall Altman, producing.   Radio Tempo Hits!   Early Summer   * Rachel Wammack   Dann Huff, producing.   Uptempo for a Big Voice....   Spring   * Stephanie Quayle   Julian King, producing.   Songs with Meaty Lyric, Story Songs, No Man Bashing. Country but not twangy, a la Little Big Town meets early Miranda Lambert or Dixie Chicks....   Spring/ Summer   * 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   TBD, producing.   "Next Level Dustin...."   June/July   * Runaway June   Dann Huff, producing.   Hits! See Current EP for Direction....   ASAP   * Blake Shelton   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring   * Mickey Guyton   TBD, producing.   Looking for Uptempo, Radio-Friendly Single....   ASAP   * Luke Bryan   Jeff Stevens & Jody Stevens, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring/ Summer   * For The Complete List of IN THE STUDIO (Who's Recording Soon, 27 major recording artists) JOIN NOW!     * UPDATED February 20, 2019 *   * Miranda Lambert   Frank Liddell, producing.   Great Songs!   April/ May   * Tim McGraw   Byron Gallimore, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring   * Kenny Chesney   Buddy Cannon, producing.   Great Songs!   April/ May   * Ronnie Dunn   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   Soon....   * Joe Nichols   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Great Country Songs!   ASAP   * Brad Paisley   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   May   * Mo Pitney   Jim "Moose" Brown, producing.   No Drinking or Party Songs! Just Great Songs....   ASAP   * Lady Antebellum   TBD, producing.   Great Songs!   Spring   * Bailee Rainwater   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Think Katy Perry. Sassy, Attitude that Connects with Males & Females!   May/June   * Walker McGuire   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Sing-Along Hits with Content & Meat On-The Bones!   Spring/ Summer   * High Valley   Seth Mosley, producing.   Looking for Songs with Grounded Lyrics! Not too Pastoral or Metaphoric....   Summer   * Collin Elmore   Marshall Altman, producing.   Uptempo!   March   * Seaforth   Dann Huff, producing.   Great Songs!   Summer   * Jake Owen   Joey Moi, producing.   Management Looking for A+ Songs with Clever Lyrics & Big Hooks with Cleaver Appeal....   Spring   * Drew Baldridge   Mickey Jack Cones, producing.   Hit Country Songs! Negative on the Drinking Songs....   April   * Alan Jackson   Keith Stegall, producing.   Great Songs!   May/June   * Fairground Saints   Marshall Altman, producing.   Radio Tempo Hits!   Early Summer   * Rachel Wammack   Dann Huff, producing.   Uptempo for a Big Voice....   Spring   * Stephanie Quayle   Julian King, producing.   Songs with Meaty Lyric, Story Songs, No Man Bashing. Country but not twangy, a la Little Big Town meets early Miranda Lambert or Dixie Chicks....   Spring/ Summer   * 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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