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Hillary Lindsey and Dierks Bently

Hit Songwriter Hillary Lindsey Talks About her Creative Process and Start in Nashville

October 15, 2015

So MusicRow.com just posted this amazing, short interview with Hillary Lindsey. She’s the gal responsible for cowriting “Girl Crush,” (Little Big Town) “Fearless,” (Taylor Swift)…

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Motivational posters to motivate your creative self!

6 Posters to Hang in your Writing Room to Motivate Your Ass

September 30, 2015

Let’s be real — we don’t always feel inspired to sit down and write. We know we love writing, and we know we have to…

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Hey. Hey, you.

September 14, 2015

A note to encourage you: Say yes to new opportunities. New friendships. New lyrics and movements. Say no to naysayers. Say no to that angry little…

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Song Idea: Find Real Stories on StoryCorps.com

August 31, 2015

This is SUCH a cool project. StoryCorps is an organization that has collected over 50,000 interviews and narratives, as told by the Americans who lived…

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On Being Ready, and Never Really Feeling Ready

July 24, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I was invited by a friend to play in his writers round at the Bluebird Café. I was going to perform in a…

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How You Know You’re on the Right Track

July 1, 2015

You’re tired all the time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. You’ll always feel guilty, like you should be doing something “productive” with every…

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“The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” is your New Inspiration for Sad Songs

July 1, 2015

Y’all know I love me some sad songs. It’s what got me started writing. If you’re into ballads the way I am, then you’re going…

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Inspiring Writer’s Rooms We Want in our Own Homes

April 22, 2015

My writing room is my sanctuary. Unfortunately, right now it’s also the laundry room, the studio, my fiance’s office, my office, and a guest room when needed.…

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A Songwriter’s Pep Talk

January 12, 2015

As I write this, it is January 7th. The last day of the first week of the new year. January 1st at midnight is always…

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Paying Your Dues, Gracefully

December 14, 2014

This past weekend was my birthday, and my amazing boyfriend took me to see the Blue Sky Riders play at the Cumberland Caverns. (Best gift…

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