In a special minisode of Pitch List, Chris catches up with Grammy-nominated songwriter and fellow American Songwriter Podcast Network-er, Clay Mills! Clay has not only been a part of hit songs like “Beautiful Mess” / Diamond Rio and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” / Darius Rucker, but he is also the co-creator of Songtown, a creative community of potential co-writers and world-class mentors. Listen on for his concrete advice on how to write better songs, finding balance in your life while juggling multiple projects, + more. Plus, don’t forget to hop over to Clay’s podcast, “Songtown on Songwriting”, to hear the rest of he and Chris’ conversation.Learn more about Songtown: https://songtown.com/
068 - Clay Mills :: The Gamble that is Songwriting
The Rich Redmond Show
Mississippi Delta native Clay Mills’ list of accolades is quite impressive. Ten-time ASCAP awards winning songwriter/producer, penning #1 hits for Darius Rucker (“Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It”), Diamond Rio (“Beautiful Mess”), and Kimberley Locke (“Fall”). Along the way collecting Grammy Nominations for “Beautiful Mess” and Trisha Yearwood’s “Heaven Heartache and the Power of Love”. ****Listen to this episode and subscribe! www.richredmond.com/listen The Rich Redmond Show is sponsored by The School of Rock Nashville and Franklin! https://locations.schoolofrock.com/nashvillehttps://locations.schoolofrock.com/franklin Clay has had over 75 songs recorded by artists such as Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Clay Walker, Reba McEntire, Easton Corbin, Andy Griggs, and many other. Clay’s most recent hits include Darius Rucker’s “History In The Making” and “I Got Nothing” A few things that came up: Songwriting process Moved to Nashville 1997 Diamond Rio's Beautiful Mess was the first #1 Going Away party story, more like an intervention 11:00 Diamond Rio harmonies, high voice guy Started in NYC Cameron Shannon story You're only as good as your last hit Writing 2 a day Songwriter rounds Don't think I don't think about it" LIVE Writing for Darius Rucker on his tour bus SONGTOWN Trisha Yearwood breakout hit for Clay Second Chance Songwriting is a gamble for sure Follow Liberty: @claymills2 Songtown.com The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits! Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at: https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1 One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)! Follow Rich: @richredmond www.richredmond.com Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur. Follow Jim: @jimmccarthy www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com
Multi #1 Hit Songwriter Clay Mills (Darius Rucker 3x, Diamond Rio)
"Charron Zone" Music-Business-Life
Clay Mills : 16 time ASCAP hit songwriter/Staff Writer @MV2entertainment / Co-founder of www.SongTown.comClay was a member and participant of the World Team skydivers that entered the World Air Sports Federation and Guinness Book of World Records by building the world's largest free-fall formationhttp://claymills.com/ http://claymills.com/album-category/hit-singles/Diamond Rio — "Beautiful Mess" #1Darius Rucker — "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" #1Darius Rucker — "History in the Making" #3Darius Rucker — "I Got Nothin'" #15Clay Walker — "Fall" #5Trisha Yearwood — "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" #19Andy Griggs — "She Thinks She Needs Me" #5Kimberley Locke — "Fall" #1 Dance/ACLittle Big Town — "Don't Waste My Time"Danielle Peck — "I Don't"Shelly Fairchild — "You Don't Lie Here Anymore"