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The Most Important Thing You Can Do Right Now for Your Songwriting Success

Song Revolution with John Chisum

Release Date: 06/17/2019

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Song Revolution with John Chisum

Mike Weaver is one of the most recognizable and loved voices in Christian music. The success of the band on Christian radio is deeply appreciated, as you'll here in this fantastic two-part interview, but ministry to their listeners is front and center for this southern rocker and his dedicated teammates.  Mike Weaver, his brother, and their band have suffered what seems like an overload of tragedy the last two years, yet the light of their ministry and the hope they bring through their music is burning brighter than ever. You'll not only be entertained through this episode, but moved to...

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Song Revolution with John Chisum

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Have you ever wondered if there was just one step between you and the kind of impact you want with your songs?

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Or do you ever pray and ask God, “What’s the one thing I need most to fulfill this call I feel You’ve placed on me?!”

In today’s show, veteran songwriter and publisher, John Chisum, shares with you eight things you can do right now to get you on your way to songwriting success.

Inspired by a recent Facebook post from award-winning Nashville producer, Sal Oliveri (Kathy Lee Gifford/Pink), John breaks down the hype and gives you a fresh perspective on how you can, and must, fulfill the call God has placed on your life to tell your stories, share your testimony, and be heard for the songwriter you are born to be.

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