Your First Cut: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting There

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"Your First Cut, A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting There" is a 224-page workbook designed to guide, encourage and enable the aspiring, serious songwriter toward achieving the goal of getting his or her songs recorded by a major label recording artist. "Your First Cut" sets your goals for you, keeps you focused, and then helps you track your own progress. Outlining the step-by-step process it takes to get your songs heard and ultimately recorded, "Your First Cut" allows you to discover how far along you are in that process, where you need to go and how to get there.

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Jerry Vandiver is an exclusive staff songwriter for Talbot Music/Nashville. His first major label cut was "Don't Waste It On The Blues" by Gene Watson, reaching # 5 on the Country charts, now included on Watson's "Greatest Hits" CD. He has since had songs recorded by Lee Greenwood, Barbara Mandrell, Phil Vassar, and two by Tim McGraw including "For A Little While", featured on McGraw's triple platinum "Greatest Hits" CD. Vandiver's songs can be heard worldwide on over 13 million records.

Gracie Hollombe, as former Director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), guided and inspired coordinators of over 100 workshops worldwide, sharing information on the craft and business of songwriting. For two years, Hollombe hosted NSAI's "Thursday Night Workshop", interviewing music industry guests and moderating "Pitch-to-Publisher" and "Pro-Teaching" sessions. Hollombe, a Nashville songwriter, recently landed her first major label cut with new Warner Bros. /Latin recording artist Jose Miguel


"'Your First Cut' is one of the most original and helpful books on songwriting I have ever read. Highly recommended." -- Paul Corbin, VP - Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI Nashville

"I love this book! It's thoughtful, kind, and empowering. I recommend it to any songwriter." -- Karen Taylor-Good, Grammy nominated, 1996 SESAC Songwriter of the Year

"Wow, what an amazing resource . . . profound, encouraging and inspiring. A sure-fire 'how-to' guide for the serious songwriter." -- Woody Bomar, Senior VP/GM, Creative Services, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Nashville

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