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22 Jul 14 Real Country Lyrics Volume 11 Published by the Kingwood Kowboy

Larry W Jones, the Kingwood Kowboy, has completed writing his eleventh volume of classic and vintage style song lyrics in his “Real Country Lyrics” series. Continue reading

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23 Oct 10 NSAI Houston Upcoming Events

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24TH NSAI SUNDAY SONGSWAP 4:00pm to 6:00pm, followed by Sunday Night Open Mic

Every 4th Sunday at JP Hops House

This is not a formal meeting, program, showcase or critique format- just writers hanging out with other writers, giving and getting some inspiration. We will do a “song circle” style of gathering, for writers to… Continue reading


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01 Dec 09 NSAI Gets North Texas Chapter

North Texas music professionals will now be able to attend NSAI meetings in Allen. Continue reading


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19 Nov 09 Houston Area Songwriter Meetings and Organizations

NSAI Houston Monthly Meeting and Open Mic

Next meeting is Sunday, Nov. 22nd, 4:00pm, at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy 6 South. For more information on NSAI Houston’s meetings, contact Dave at dbannen@hotmail.com

Houston Songwriters Association

Next meeting Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2:00pm at JP Hops House, 2317 Hwy 6 South. For more information, visit http://www.houstonsongwriters.com

NSAI Houston North Metro Chapter

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 5th beginning at… Continue reading


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16 Nov 09 Austin Songwriters Conference

There will be a conference for songwriters on Jan 29 thru 31 in Austin where songwriters can attend classes on just about everything that has anything to do with the business of songwriting. Some of the best songwriters in the world will be there including Rodney Crowell (who is bringing Mary Karr too!!), Allen Shamblin (I can’t make you love me if you don’t/ and 15 other number ones), Chuck Cannon ( BMI Eight-Million-Air award…Great… Continue reading


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07 Jul 09 The Woodlands Songwriters Association July Song Swap and Critique

WHO:           The Woodlands Songwriters Association (WSA)

WHAT:         Monthly Song Swap & Group Critique

WHERE:       Borders Books, Market Street District, The Woodlands (adjacent to the Pavilion and the Woodlands Mall;

                           Intersection of Lake Woodlands Drive and Six Pines Drive); Meeting upstairs in the “Art & Architecture” section.

WHEN:         Monday July 13th, 7:00pm-10:00pm

HOW:            Put on your thick skin coat and leave your ego at home… Continue reading


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05 Jul 09 Songwriting Therapy

Songwriting, I am learning from personal experience, can be both a creative outlet and a form of emotional therapy. Continue reading


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10 May 09 Album Review: Connie Mims “Go Deep”

connie-mims-go-deepAt the recent Texas Music Awards, Connie Mims was named Songwriter of Year. Though that is an honor in itself, Connie also found herself that afternoon among a quintet of Houston songwriters, all excellent musicians and performers. This year, Connie stood out among that elite group of peers as the one selected to be Songwriter of the Year.

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30 Apr 09 The Power of Association

Songwriters need support. And songwriters associations exist around the country to help those aspiring songwriters at all levels. Continue reading


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27 Apr 09 What does it take to write a song?

This is a very interesting question, I believe – especially from my standpoint. Musically, I have a very limited number of tools required to complete the songwriting process. When I started, I did not know how to play an instrument. Now, I own an acoustic guitar, a bass and a keyboard, and I still don’t know how to play them! My singing experience consisted of an outstanding career Continue reading


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