About Songwriting Pro!

The goal of Man vs. Row / Songwriting Pro is to help you think, write and do business like a pro.

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?


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 at START HERE yet?  Good.


God Bless,



Helping songwriters turn pro.