I’m Nothing Special… And That’s Good News For You!

Man vs Row

Brent Baxter is a hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Lady Antebellum, Joe Nichols, Gord Bamford, Ruthie Collins, Ray Stevens, and more. He’s written a top 5 hit in the US and a #1 in Canada… so far.

I’m nothing special.

There’s no big obvious reason for the moderate success I’ve had in the music business. I’m not a musical child prodigy. I wasn’t born into a music biz family. I don’t come from money or connections. I’m not even from Tennessee.

I’m just the son of school teachers. I grew up in Batesville, Arkansas- by no means a musical hotbed. I don’t have natural musical talent. (I sing like a horse and haven’t picked up a guitar in years.)

I was never handed the songwriting golden ticket.

In spite of all that, I’ve been able to earn some success in the music business. I’ve had a top 5 hit in the US, a #1 Single Of The Year in Canada, 3 publishing deals, and cuts by artists including Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Randy Travis, and Joe Nichols.

That’s not Hall of Fame success, but’s it more than a lot who try their hand at songwriting. But I’m nothing special. And that’s good news for you. 

Because you’re probably nothing special, too.

Odds are that, like me, you weren’t a child prodigy who is amazing at everything. You probably weren’t born with music industry connections, either.

So if I can have some success, why not you?

God gives each of us certain talents. Mine is a knack for words. I’ve always loved playing with language. I didn’t choose that gift- it was given to me.

But what I could control was how hard I worked, how I didn’t give up, and how I took bold action.

Those aren’t natural talents. Those are choices. Choices YOU can make, too.

God Bless,



On Wednesday, July 15, I’ll be hosting a LIVE INTERNET WORKSHOP from 8:30pm to 9:30pm CENTRAL. I’ll be teaching out of my book, “Finish Your Song! 20 Ways To Overcome Creative Roadblocks.” There are only 11 tickets available for this exclusive event, so don’t delay! The $35 ticket includes a FREE copy of “Finish Your Song!” along with notes and extra content not found in the ebook. To find out more or to get one of the 11 tickets, CLICK HERE or on the image below!

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2 thoughts on “I’m Nothing Special… And That’s Good News For You!”

  1. Hi Brent,

    Thanks for all of your support and education for growing songwriters. I saw you last year at the Songwriting and Music Business conference and really enjoyed your talk. In my opinion, you are special, not because of some great talent but because you use every ounce of talent God gave you to produce good. Now, that is special.
    Have a great day and keep up the good work. It is much appreciated.

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