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A River of Dust

  Why on earth is Vic posting a picture of 2 people in a boat on an empty lake, you might ask? Well, if you’re a subscriber to my newsletter, you’ll hear the story behind this photo…the reason why my… read more

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What Comes First, the Lyric or the Melody?

  This is probably the most-asked question I get as a songwriter. And there are a million answers to it. The truth is, on any given day I actually have no idea how the next song is going to present… read more

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Time Management Tips & Tricks

Latelylife has been a real balancing act. I thought I was busy when I was jugglingbeing a performing artist with being a staff songwriter, but add being a Mom into the mix and it’s a whole new cup of… read more

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Daddys Little Girl

Since its release by The Shires, “Daddy’s Little Girl” has become the second single on “My Universe” – the fastest selling country album in UK history. We all have different experiences…and especially where our childhoods are concerned. But the trick… read more

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Drinking With Dolly

  Country artist Stephanie Quayle has recorded quite a beautiful version of“Drinking With Dolly”. Rachel Proctor and I wrote the song together a couple of years ago, triggered bya conversationabout how much fun it would’ve been to be a part… read more

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Demo Love

“Demo Love” – that’s an expression we use in the songwriting biz when there’s something magical about the demo recording of a song. Of course it’s always amazing to hear an artist’s versionof your song, but it’s rare to… read more

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Fighting Our Biggest Adversary: Fear.

  Recently, a fan asked me how I deal with fear. “Fear is our biggest adversary. How do you shun fear to get to where you are going? Everyone has to wake up each morning and get on with it.… read more

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A True Scoop

Ok, so maybe I embarrass myself a little too often by sharing the raw material behind my songs withmy email subscribers, but I just love giving people a glimpse at where songs come from. I also share things like: free… read more

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I Hope You Dance

One of my favorite things about working as a songwriter in Nashville is finding brilliant collaborators. I’ve been blessed to workregularlywith Tia Sillers, writer of the iconic song “I Hope You Dance”, for over 10 years now. Together we’ve written… read more

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Hello Heart

I woke up with the first verse of “Hello Heart” in my head while I was on a songwriting retreat at a cabin in the Smoky Mountains. It poured out so fast that I had to jump out of bed… read more

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