Country Music Artists Tell A Story
Country music songwriters are usually storytellers who write about falling in and out of love, life, home, family, and often their way of life. While other music styles and genres are often about the beat of the music, and the throbbing of the bass line, country music is all about the lyrics. The main aspect you need in a country song is passion, emotion and of course, a good story. If you feel strongly about what you are writing, it will come through in your lyrics.
Many country artists and writers have the privilege of writing songs that affect people and touch their hearts and soul. Whether it is a tribute to a soldier, a rollicking, sarcastic song about getting even for a wrong, a love song to win a lover’s heart or a sad song to heal a hurt, you cannot fake emotion, and you cannot fake a country song.
Country Western Instruments Play a Part
Focusing on instruments like steel guitars, banjos, fiddles as well as the more well-known guitars, both electric and acoustic, most music in the country genre has remarkably little drum sounds and tends to focus on the softer, sweeter sounding instruments that allow the story to come through without competing for attention with the music.
The best thing about writing a country song is that everyone has experienced family life, whether positive or lousy, everyone has had love in their life, whether that is the love for a friend, a significant other, sweetheart, or family, and every life experience you have can be turned into a country music song. All you have to do is put your heart on paper and feel the words you are writing.
Write Your Ideas Down The Minute You Think of Them
If you find that you have an excellent idea and just can’t get the words to fit together in a way that conveys the message you have in mind, there are professional writers who are willing to collaborate and turn your idea into the story you are trying to tell. Many songwriters will tell you it all started with one phrase written on a napkin or scrap of paper.
Original Music Demand Keeps Country Songwriters Busy
With the ever-increasing popularity of country music and the need for original material, country music writing is a genre that is growing by leaps and bounds! While many country music artists are also song writers, the pace of the business is such that many have realized in order to keep fresh, current and relevant songs in their repertoire they need assistance from other writers.
There is a wholesome and comfortable feeling about country music because most people can relate to the words and feel a connection between their lives to the songs being performed. Just like the artists who ultimately bring the story to the audience, country music songwriters tend to be straightforward, bringing the listener into their world, giving them something to think about, and most importantly, making the audience feel as if the song being performed is written specifically about them.
Collaborate with Other Country Artists
If you have an idea for a country music song, write it out. If, after working on it, you realize that you cannot quite make it convey what you’re feeling, contact another artist or a ghostwriter to help you perfect your story. Whatever you do, don’t give up, keep writing, and rewriting until you are happy with the results. Who knows, your idea may be the next Number 1 song to hit the CountryCharts.