Monthly Archives: April 2018

115: Your Song’s First Line REALLY Needs This

The first line of the song is mission-critical to the listener wanting to hear the second line.

This episode focuses on what you must do to keep the listener interested.


If you would like to get (online) face-to-face with hit songwriter Jimmy Yeary, then you’ll want to be present at the next Know The Row event from Frettie.

Jimmy is a writer on the CMA & ACM Song Of The Year, “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice as well as #1 hits by Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen and more!

  • Connect with a hit songwriter.
  • Ask him YOUR questions- and get answers.
  • Join us online from anywhere in the world.
  • FREE for members of!

This exclusive event is on May 24, from 7pm-8pm CENTRAL.  ( members will have lifetime access to the replay video in case you miss it.)



012: SONG TITLE CHALLENGE – “A Whisper of Peace”

Ever wonder what 4-5 different conceptual approaches toward lyrics on a specific song title look like?

Get inside the mind of a hit songwriter and find out.

In this minisode, Brent and Johnny dive into the song title “A Whisper of Peace”. They dropped 4-5 different ways to write it.

Are you curious to see how they did it?

If you would like to work with Brent to prepare your song or repair your song, go to and schedule a coaching session today and up your game.


114: Without This They May Not Take You Seriously

Talent is one thing. Professionalism is another. It’s NOT just about the song. It’s also about the recording. A professional recording shows people you don’t know that you’re a professional.

If you’re interested getting 50% off your song demos, then the Song Demo Scholarship Program if for you. Now you can afford to get the legendary Nashville studio musicians and a Grammy-winning engineer to record your song and make it pitch ready.

To submit your song for the Song Demo Scholarship Program send your work tape and lyrics to and put Song Demo Scholarship Program in the subject line.


004 Expand Your Brand – 5 Instagram Branding Hacks

Have you ever been confused by exactly what a brand is? These 5 hacks will help you become a ninja on all your social media platforms, not just Instagram.

If you’re feeling like nobody is hearing your music, then schedule a transformation consultation and get excited again. Send an email to and put CONSULTATION in the subject line. You’d be amazed at how much progress we can achieve and how good you’ll feel after just 1 hour.



113: How To Make Your Ballads More Radio Ready

Every songwriter writes a ton of ballads, but these tricks and strategies will ensure that you’re beating out your competition.

If you’re interested in writing more commercial songs, then you’ll want to find out more about Frettie’s “Know The Row” event. It’s free if you’re a Frettie member, but you don’t have to be to participate.

For more information, just download Brent’s free book Think Like A Pro Songwriter and you’ll automatically put yourself in the loop. Download the book today at



Get inside the mind of a hit songwriter!

In this minisode, Brent Baxter crafts 4 or 5 different ways to conceptually approach the song title, “Train Wreck”.

You think you know where he’d go with it but you’d be wrong.

If you’re interested in improving your songwriting skills then schedule a coaching session with Brent today. Go to to set it up.


112: It’s Not Your Fault

Too many people confuse fault with responsibility. Oftentimes, something that happens is not your fault but it IS your responsibility to fix it, deal with it, and/or process it if you’re going to function as a human being and as an artist.

Learn the difference between these two in this episode.

Imagine you could afford major label studio musicians and a Grammy-Winning engineer to record your next song demo. Now you can actually do that with Daredevil Production’s Song Demo Scholarship Program. We offer this opportunity to 4 lucky songwriters each month. This unique program is designed to help struggling songwriters transform their best songs into professional pitch-ready recordings that will compete with the best, hit songwriter demos. You can gain access to legendary, A-List studio musicians, a Grammy-Winning engineer, and world-class studios for the same massively discounted rate that the big publishing companies pay.

To submit your song for consideration email your work tape and lyrics to and put “SONG DEMO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM in the subject line.