My first real appreciation for music hit me the first time I saw the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. The emotion and enthusiasm of the audience on that small black and white screen was a real eye opener for me. I began writing songs a few years later as a teenager and decided to teach myself to play guitar. What better way to impress girls, right? As I matured as a writer it was my love for a good story song that morphed me into a country songwriter. I enjoy reading articles about other songwriters, and one of my biggest influences was a Johnny Cash quote that said he used the "KISS" method of writing. An acronym for "Keep It Simple Stupid", and I thought that sounded pretty easy. Was I ever WRONG! I have learned that creating a song that comes across as conversational and uncomplicated was not as easy as it sounded. After several years of writing, and many stacks of spiral bound notebooks, I slowly turned into a better writer as I learned to draw from life's experiences.
My dad was a career military man, and I was born on an Army base in Augusta, Georgia. Growing up I spent summers on my grandparents farm in Louisiana, and so I am forever filled with a deep love for the south. My family and I live in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
This site contains a portion of my catalog which is pitched daily in Nashville. Please feel free to contact me or my agent, who is also one of my best friend, in Nashville:
Song Rocket Music
Thanks for visiting and listening.
All My Best,
I was bitten by the music bug at an early age. I was asked to sign with Four Star Records in Los Angeles in the early 70's as an artist /songwriter, but Uncle Sam desired my presence in Vietnam. After two tours of duty all I wanted to do was concentrate on my family. It wasn't until the late 90's that I began collaborating with other writers and networking into the Nashville music business. I have since been blessed with cuts in the United States, Canada, and Europe with songs reaching top 40 on the European country charts. I currently divide my time between Nashville and other business operations in Kansas.
After many years of live performance I now limit myself to songwriter events.
From the late Harlan Howard to Bobby Braddock, Craig Wiseman, Byron Hill, Jeffrey Steele, Rivers Rutherford, Al Anderson and many other great songwriters.