It is a challenge to find Publishers that will listen to your songs. It is more difficult when you write country songs and don't live in Nashville. Why would I want to live in Nashville when I can live in Topeka? (Sarcasm) Nashville really would be a great place to live if all my family was living there with me. Or if writing songs was my full time, high paying career.
My full time, high paying career is as an assistant manager at a grocery store. Okay, we can scratch out the high paying part. My full time job gives me resources (money) that I can spend on my musical pursuits.(buying guitars, musical equipment, getting demo's made, etc.) If I was a full time musician I would probably not have health insurance, I would be playing an old beat up pawn shop guitar and driving a thousand dollar car. Trust me I have already been in that boat before.
On facebook, one of my contacts is Sandy Ramos. Her website is The Song Tuner. She posted that Steve Rutledge at the Groove House Recording is looking for songs for three projects. Here is the list of what he was looking for.
1. Tracy Lawrence/Trace Adkins
2. Johnny and June
3. Carry Underwood/Miranda Lambert
Wow! Those are some big names in the industry. The next thing you have to ask yourself as a songwriter is, Do any of my songs fit these artists? I decided that my best fit was Tracy Lawrence/Trace Adkins. The song I sent in was Something you can See. You can't pitch a song once and quit, you gotta keep on pitching. Here is a track of the song if you would like to hear it. Have a great day.