If you listened to EPISODE 3 (and SHAME ON YOU if you didn't), you heard Marie talk about today's guest interviewee; KRIS BERGSNES.
Kris' writing credits include:
All of That Love from Here- Wynonna Judd A Ring Where a Ring Used to Be- Billy Joe Royal Brand New Me- John Michael Montgomery Somebody Must Be Prayin' for Me- Tim McGraw You Didn't Have A Good Time- Randy Travis Cross Against the Moon- Mindy McCready Borderline Crazy- Neal McCoy/Kevin Fowler/Branan Logan Redneck Side- Justin Moore Fast Enough- Adam Gregory Plain Ol' Pain- Sonny Burgess/ Jason Matthews Everytime I Close My Eyes- Tom Wurth My Precious Waltz/I Hate How Happy She Is- Cadillac Sky Sweet Sun Angel- Matt Stillwell Cold, Burn It Down -Halfway To Hazard What Do You Want from Me- Natalie Howard Cross Against the Moon, That Kind of Love- Nicole Frechette Dallas Days and Fort Worth Nights- Chris LeDoux Man Like Me, Ford Fairlane, Shadows of the Heartland, Time Well Spent - Bobby Pinson The Honky Tonk Kid - Aaron Watson with Willie Nelson No Mississippi- Andy Griggs Come Back to the Way It Was- Daniel Lee Martin Didn't I - Rachel Proctor The Wings of Mama's Prayers - Jeff Bates Light Of Day, I See Heaven- Emerson Drive Doing Her Right (Where I Done Wrong)- Rich McCready Give Me a Ring Sometime- Lisa Brokop
And a whole lot more besides. He isn't finished writing yet either!
We had the pleasure of interviewing Kris at the offices of SB21 Publishing (Kris' Publisher) on "Music Row" in Nashville, and what a great time we had!We're sure you're going to enjoy this too." download
We've reach a milestone of sorts, kiddies... our TENTH EPISODE! Thanks to YOU, our wonderful listeners; we've already achieved things we'd never have thought possible and far exceeded our own expectations. Give yourselves a bow!
This episode has no particular theme; just our usual segments delivered with great relish- like a good hot dog. There are also a few surprises as well...
In our NOTES AND BOLTS segment, Marie shares the finer points of PROSODY in songwriting. This material comes straight from Berklee College of Music instructor (and phenomenal songwriter) PAT PATTISON
Steve tell you everything you'd want to know about MEATLOAF songwriter (and then some) JIM STEINMAN in the LEGENDARY SONGWRITER SALUTE
Marie comes close to having her first meltdown while discussing THE SPICE GIRLS hit "WANNABE" in WHAT THE !@#$%?
Steve puts STEELY DAN'S sarcastic classic "MY OLD SCHOOL" UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
By reader suggestion, you'll learn how to protect your intellectual property via COPYRIGHTS in MARIE'S ACADEMIC MOMENT
STEVE'S PHONE is back, with a verse and chorus of "IT'S COMING OVER" for your listening pleasure
We'll reach into THE MAILBAG to share some comments and stories
And we're pleased to be featuring "THE DEVIL'S AT YOUR DOOR" by Nashville songwriter and CSSP listener JOHN CARROLL in our second-ever LISTENER SUBMISSIONS segment
Notes and Bolts A "How-To" segment with tips and "rules" for song construction; things to do and to avoid.
Legendary Songwriter Salute A mini-biography of a great songwriter, either well-known or less so; including a list of their best-known works.
Under the Microscope Looking at and dissecting hit songs to see what made them "tick".
What the @#%$&!? We'll discuss a song that was an inexplicable hit; despite being so embarrassingly bad that few admit to ever liking or owning it. I'm expecting this to become one of our most popular segments, and lots of laughs!
Steve's Phone Steve will choose a recording from his collection of cell phones (and primary songwriting notepads) to discuss and expand on. You the listeners can help determine which ideas Steve should work on and which he should forget!
Local Scene Report This will be where The COMMERCIAL SUICIDE SONGWRITING PODCAST will to do our part to help out in the Nashville Songwriter scene. We'll include upcoming events and where to find local open-mic and songwriter nights and rounds.
Marie's Academic Moment Marie shares a piece of wisdom gained from her recent attendance at a HIT SONGWRITING course.
The CSSP Mailbag We'll review all the emailed suggestions, criticisms, comments etc. received since the last episode.