By Michael Gagliardi –
Well… the answer to that question sounds easier than you think it is. I think everyone has a song in their heart that is probably good, but putting it down on paper with a great melody is another story. How many heard a new great song come out and said, “Man I could of wrote that.” I know I did plenty of times.
I think anyone can write a song, but how good it will be and how long it will last is another story. A lot of country singer realize their gifts and are smart enough to allow the real gifted writers to give them that song that will explode their careers to the next level. However, there are many artist who do both and do it well. Artist like Brantley Gilbert, Cole Swindell and many others do both well, but also still understand that two heads or more are better than one most of the time. That’s why many artists gather together to co-write songs, hoping they can help each other create that next big hit.
A lot of the greatest hit songs were develop out of someone’s past pain, or something wonderful that happen in their lives, and they were able to put it in words that touched our hearts no matter what situations we might be going though at that time. This is one of the biggest keys to remember when song writing or trying to relay your feelings on paper. I guess you can say if you write from your heart always, your pretty much half way there. If you can relate to people and bring out their emotions though a song they will like it. We are all the same in a way and go through the same emotions at different times.
I’m sure a lot of people might think that all the good songs have been taken and there’s probably nothing good left. If that was the case, they would of gave up after Elvis Presley left us or other great artist in the past. Trust me, there are many more songs to be written that will blow away the country charts in the future. My advice regardless if song writing is your passion or not, I believe you should not give up and take some song writing classes or get with other song writers and begin co-writing. Good luck, I hope this article helps you achieve your song writing goals and maybe that next big hit song.