Today was magic. Ted Hewitt selected “What Kind Of Man Does That?” the first full initial lyric that I ever completed (that the great Denis Loiseau and I then collaborated on and turned into the much better song that it eventually became). Ted produced Rodney Atkins’ multi-platinum breakthrough album “If You’re going’ Through Hell” which yielded four consecutive #1 singles, and who has sung, played and produced for and with some of the biggest names in the industry, and in the past year has produced an album for the legend Patti Page and is producing another album for Rodney Atkins and others).
Feels good to be acknowledged by an industry exec on our first joint effort and my first complete songwriting effort period.
Tomorrow is the last day of the conference and it promises to be a full one, as I’m scheduled to present:
-”Rebelry!” to Jason Brawner (an independent LA-based producer who has helped over 300 artists write, record and market original music since 1998),
-”What Kind Of Man Does That?” to Steve Seskin (he’s written seven #1 songs for the likes of Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, Colin Raye, and Ricochet.)
I even get to have have a 20 minute private one-on-one meeting with Steve Seskin to discuss “Rebelry!” and get his feedback, suggestions, etc.