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Marty Dodson

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SongTown USA: No Rich Relatives

I used to sit around and daydream about having a rich relative that would pass away someday (sadly) and leave me a fortune. When I began to look around at my relatives, I realized quickly that I had better start buying lottery tickets if I wanted a windfall like that. No offense to my relatives, but there's just not lots of money growing on my family tree. I figured out that any money I was... …

SongTown USA: My First Love

My first date with a guitar was on my 11th birthday. I opened a beautiful, electric, brand you never heard of guitar. There was an instant attraction. ... …

SongTown USA: It's Worth It

When people ask, I always try to give them a balanced perspective on what it takes to succeed at the highest level of songwriting. Some sites promise to help you breathe the "rarified air of hit mountain." Others promise to get your songs in front of "X" number of "big" Nashville producers. I don't want to hype you up or give you false hope. I shoot straight. ... …

Songtown USA: The Nail in the Wall

I'm a very goal oriented person. I need to see the end goal so that I can figure out how to get there. I like to break down my big goals into bite sized pieces and check things off my list. ... …