We've done it again, faithful CSSP listeners: another exclusive interview with REAL PROFESSIONAL NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS! But this time, we've done you one better, as both of these writers are also PROFESSIONAL SONGWRITING TEACHERS.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the COMMERCIAL SUICIDE SONGWRITING PODCAST proudly presents the married team of DEANNA WALKER and RICK BERESFORD.
Deanna is a songwriter, producer, composer, and the founder of the Blair Songwriting Program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She's had cuts by Kenny Rogers, The Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Rissi Palmer, Kendra Chantelle, Jenny Gill, Jess Moskaluke, Brandy Clark, Jana Stanfield, Elizabeth Eckert, David. G. Smith, Sage Keffer, Jeffrey East, Brandon Bolin, as well as many others.
Rick Beresford is a songwriter, producer, composer, and teaches Commercial Songwriting at Belmont University in Nashville. He is the director of the Kerriville Folk Festival Song School held in Kerrville, Texas each year and permanent faculty member of the NSAI. He's had cuts by George Jones, Brenda Lee, The Everly Brothers, Don Williams, Canada's Jake Mathews, Mickey Gilley, Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, Elizabeth Eckert, Kyle Wyley, John Conlee and many Grand Ol' Opry stars. Additionally, Rick has received two BMI AWARDS and a MUSIC CITY NEWS AWARD.
You can actually schedule LIVE tutorial sessions with one or both of these amazing writer/teachers. If these two can't help you achieve your maximum songwriting potential, no-one can!
Note that this was our first "in-person" interview for the podcast, so the sound quality may be a bit uneven. We're trying though!
Here's a fairly comprehensive list of links for Deanna and Rick:
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