Articles and Interviews
Songwriters come to Nashville from all over America, lured by the dream of writing that one big hit, a song that will be recorded by a multi-platinum artist and reach number one on the singles chart. They all know the story of Don Von Tress, unknown until Billy Ray Cyrus recorded "Achy Breaky Heart." But for every one like him, dozens more are barely getting by on their publishing companies' stipends or, worse, still waiting to be signed to a publishing company. Many of them would kill to be in the position of Gretchen Peters. ...