Well there is no denying that ‘Big Dog Daddy’ knows what he is talking about when it comes to country music and writing big hit songs! Even his “Red Solo Cup” which he admitted was the ‘stupidest song he ever wrote,’ had become a huge hit record, even nominated for the coveted “Song of The Year” award! So when Toby Keith reveals what he says is the absolute BEST advice he can give to an aspiring songwriter, who would not want to know what that advice is?
Writing a song is one of my ‘bucket list’ things that I would like to do before I leave God’s green earth too. So I too, was curious to hear that advice Toby Keith would have for someone like me who would like to one day write a hit song. Toby told GAC that the BEST advice he could give to a songwriter is ‘finish EVERY song‘…
“If you start a hundred songs and finish one of two, you never learn to finish a song out, even if it’s a bad song, it’s important to finish the song all the way because that gives you practice in closing one out. That way when you do have a good song, you will know how to close it out.”
That makes a lot of sense too! Practice does make perfect in most everything in life that you are trying to master and ‘be the best’ at! My biggest pet peeve is when my husband or kids ‘start something, but don’t finish!’ If I had a nickel for every time I said, “Don’t start a new project, until you finish the last one you started”…I would be a millionaire!