I have worked in the country music industry for over 30 years. I’ve heard a lot of hit songs, but there are some that just stand out. “When You Say Nothing At All” is one of those songs. It continues to be one of my absolute favorites, and for good reason.
Song: “Mary, Did You Know?”
Words: Mark Lowry
Music: Buddy Greene
It’s already December and we are hearing Christmas music everywhere we go!! Radio, stores, restaurants, movies, etc. rely heavily on Christmas music this time of year. Many of the songs we hear are Christ...
It’s helpful to study hit songs to try to understand their appeal. Why did it work commercially? Why did radio play it and why did people respond to it? These are important questions to ponder as we study songwriting.
One of my favorite songs on country radio over the l...