About Songwriting Pro

The goal of Songwriting Pro is to help you think like a pro, write like a pro and connect to the pros – so YOU can become one, too.

Why?  Because you’re my hero.

Seriously.  I really dig songwriters- the people that dare to open up their hearts and put them on the page, on the stage, and on display.  The people that dream of hearing their own words and melodies coming back to them through car speakers or from a crowd that’s singing along.

I’m here to help as you make those dreams come true.  I’m here to help you become a songwriting pro.

So where do we start?

Start by clicking here.

Okay… you’re still here.

Maybe you’re not sure you want to start at START BY CLICKING HERE yet.  Well, here’s a little bit about me and what qualifies me to help you on YOUR songwriting journey…

This blog is an extension of my experience in the music business.  Mainly, I’ve been a songwriter- I’ve been blessed to have publishing deals and to have my songs recorded by some incredible artists (Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Joe Nichols and more).

I’ve spent countless hours in the writing room with just about every kind of writer: the newbie, the artist-writer, the writer-artist, the commercial writer, the non-commercial writer, and even a Nashville Songwriting Hall of Fame member or two, and I’ve picked up some helpful information along the way.

I’ve worked on the administration/royalty/licensing side of a publishing company.  I’ve also done hundreds of hours of mentoring with aspiring songwriters both on my own and with Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).  While writing is my first love, sharing what I’ve learned about songwriting is a lot of fun and pretty fulfilling, too.

Okay, are you ready to start by START BY CLICKING HERE yet?  Good.


God Bless,



15 thoughts on “About Songwriting Pro”

  1. Hi Brent,

    I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your podcasts on “The Climb”. Every segment was very informative and fun to listen to. Thanks for all you do pal.

    God Bless,

  2. I am with NSAI and have several songs evaluated. looking for second opinion. Evaluator continues to give me positive feed back and has helped me grow as an artist and song writer. Just looking for second pair of ears and eyes. Thank you, Jason

  3. Hey Brent … Just a quick note to say “thanks” for the podcast you do with Johnny … it gives info in a succinct, understandable manner and stays relevant … I would like to hear a segment regarding utilizing FaceBook as a marketing tool … Thanks and blessings on ya, Gregg <

  4. First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question that I’d like
    to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your
    head before writing. I have had a tough time clearing my mind
    in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing but it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes are generally wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?


  5. I don’t have DVDs, but you can check out what I do have under the “Store” tab (under “Start Here”). God bless!

  6. In a future emailing, could you possibly discuss the current royalty rates for songwriters and what is the standard number of CD’s produced for an artist by a record label?


  7. Hi Brent,
    You mentioned some of your lyrics had been “stuck in the 90’s.” Q1) Can you give some examples of old vs. modern lyrics in an upcoming episode of The Climb?
    Q2) Assuming you can reach your former co-writers, have you considered re-rewriting some of your early songs with new lyrics?
    Q3) Can you play examples of music arrangement styles that are also “stuck in the 90’s”?

  8. Hi. I just finished reading “How To Think Like A Pro”. I found it useful and should probably read it again soon. I remember watching your Man vs. Row videos from my NSAI days. I always found them entertaining and informative. I would like to get on your ManvsRow mailing list. Many thanks.

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