I believe in you. Those are very powerful words. Words like these can make a huge difference in our life. These words are how my parents made me feel. They believed in me. What a difference it can make in a person's life. Every once in a while we will run into someone who is not a family member who truly believes in us. This is even more empowering because we don't have our family connection with them. Sometimes we expect our family to believe in us and not others.
I have been an NSAI member for a long time. I remember the first song that I sent in. It wasn't a great song and there was problem areas in it. Richard Helm was the evaluator of that first song. He wrote an evaluation that was a page and a half long. It was so encouraging.He broke the song down and talked about the verses, the chorus, and then how the song make him feel. A song should make you feel something, if it is done right.
I was a beginning songwriter looking for feedback. Wanting to know if I was doing as a songwriter was the right way to do it. Richard confirmed that I was on the right road but it is a long crooked road that covers alot of miles. The bottom line was Richard told me - He believed in me. He said, I should move to Nashville and become a songwriter. Those were powerful words. Words that keep you chasing the dream.
Nashville Songwriting Association International (NSAI) had changed over the years. In the old days you got to know the person that you were sending your songs too. I sent my songs to Richard Helm. With all of the lawsuits over songs, I don't send it to person with a name. I now send my songs to evaluator 21371. On the website it tells me that evaluator 21371 does these genres of music. Country, Jazz, Pop, Americana/folk, Hip hop, R&B, Tracks, and contemporary Christian. Wow! That is a wide variety of genres.
I sent in a song called Polaroid Memories. (Evaluator 21371) , I think she is a girl but I could be wrong. She liked my song and wrote a very good evaluation with comments on how to make it a better song. What really moved me was the last line she wrote in her evaluation. She wrote- I believe in You. Powerful words. Thank you.
I sent in a new song yesterday to get evaluated by 21371. It is called- Almost (The story of my life). I wrote a thank you note in the comments of my new song thanking her for believing in me. If you want to make someones day today, tell them, I believe in You. It will make their day and maybe change their life.