Songspeak - Conversations on the Art and Craft of Songwriting - Lisa Carter.
Tennessee MTSU Recording Industry professor Hal Newman, and occasional guest hosts, interview ASCAP songwriters.
Topics include the process of writing songs, how one becomes a songwriter, tips for being a successful songwriter in the music industry. Songwriters also perform a few of their songs. The programs are recorded in front of MTSU students enrolled in Recording Industry courses. A question and answer session follows each discussion.
In Lisa's own words she "was pulled to Nashville from my home in Southeast Alaska to pursue my dream job of learning from the great songwriters and joining their ranks. After toiling for years in the trenches, I signed a writing deal with Laura Stroud in October of 2002 at Big Alpha Writers Group/Sony/ATV, with the help of my friends Anthony
Smith and Thom Bresh. I was there for five years, and at the end of 2008 signed with Missy Roberts and Tim Hunze at Stage Three Music." Lisa has had cuts by a range of artists, including Willie Nelson, Jewel, Emerson Drive, Julie Roberts, Thom Bresh, Sugarland, Tim McGraw, Tanya Tucker, Shelly Fairchild, Reba, and Jaida Dreyer.