Do you want to become the next star country music singer-songwriter, but don’t know where to start? Congratulations, you’ve come to the right place! This HowExpert guide contains everything you need to know.
Written by country music singer-songwriter Caroline Watkins, this guide goes into detail on every topic you need to understand in order to make it big in the country music industry. In this guide, you’ll find information such as:
How to write a commercial country song
How to get ideas to start a song
How to put on a great country live performance
How to find the right producer to record your songs
Who to make connections with in order to further your career
The best ways to connect with fans on social media
The best ways to build a fanbase without a record or publishing deal
How to get a record deal
How to get a publishing deal
Who to need on your professional team
The best places to book shows to build a country fanbase
How to appeal to country music fans
How to find the perfect band
And so much more!
You’ll also find breakdowns and explanations of the expert’s songs, and how she and her cowriters wrote them, with tips on how to incorporate their techniques into your own songs. And in addition, at the end of each chapter, you’ll find an expert Q & A, where you’ll find the most common questions and answers about the country music industry. If you want to have a career in the country music industry, this book is for you!
About the Expert
Caroline Watkins has lived and breathed country music since the day she was born. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, she started writing songs as soon as she could read, and began performing around Nashville at the young age of 13. At 17, she was given the opportunity to play her own songwriters’ round at the legendary Bluebird Café, Nashville’s top songwriting venue, and has been a regular there ever since.
The day before her high school graduation, Watkins signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner-Chappell Music Publishing, where she is still signed as a songwriter to this day. Since then, she has opened for country stars such as Brett Eldredge, Walker Hayes, and the legendary Willie Nelson.
Watkins continues to perform all over the country with her band and to write songs with Grammy-winning country songwriters on a daily basis. She loves country music and being a part of the country music family.
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