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LIFE AS IT UNFOLDS… BY COUNTRY MUSIC SONG WRITER BEN KRAHNE

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No Songwriter is an Island

“No man is an island” is a phrase that’s been with us for many years. It’s basically saying that no one’s ever alone, no one’s unconnected from human beings and the suffering of the world. We’re all in this together, interconnected in many ways. So, it’s true: No man is an island. Though this is …

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What Do You Think They Have in Heaven?

So, you’re all signed up to explore songwriter classes.  You’re thinking about what the professionals are doing. You’ve looked up a lot of songwriting tips, you’re reading the lyrical structures of famous—or at least successful—songwriters. You’re all ready to make that important plunge. But have you stopped and asked yourself the single most important question …

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5 Reasons People Write Religious Songs

The vast majority of the world is religious. Over two billion people are Christians and this is something very often reflected in good, old-fashioned American country music, whether the classic stuff from legends like Hank Williams, or even with today’s modern country radio hits, such as Blake Shelton with “God’s Country.” There are a multitude …

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How to Write Hit Country Songs

The world is jam packed with talented musicians, including lyric writers, great instrumentalists, and more. All sorts of musical genres touch our lives on a daily basis, including country music, which is one of the most historic genres of American music there is. Today’s hit country songs might not share a whole lot in common …

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