I got word yesterday that the song I wrote with Byron Hill and Gord Bamford and recorded by Gord just went #1 on the Canadian country chart, to be published later this week. It’s both a great and a strange feeling. “Great” because it’s a #1 song- my first! “Strange” because “When Your Lips Are So Close” is a hit in another country, so I haven’t even heard it on the radio yet. There’s an odd kind of unrealness to it- almost like Byron and Gord could just be pulling my leg. But it IS real, and I’m thankful for it.
I’m sharing this because I want to publicly thank Byron who brought me in on the cowrite (and coproduced the album), Gord who already had a great thing going and didn’t have to write with me but did, and the Lord, who is the ultimate source of this blessing. Thank you.
I’m also sharing this to remind myself and you that the musical world is bigger than just Nashville and Music Row. There are opportunities around the world for songwriters with great songs. It’s easy to only look at Nashville, but Nashville isn’t all there is. Now, don’t get me wrong- I’m not turning away from Nashville by any means. But I think it’s wise to be open to “Nashville-Plus.” Nashville plus the rest of the world. Good luck, ya’ll!
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