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Chris W.

Learn to write songs from a multi-platinum hit songwriter.

Learn to write songs from a multi-platinum hit songwriter.

$250/hour

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Bio

With his unique gift for finding the extraordinary in ordinary life, Chris W has established himself as one of Nashville's most sought-after songwriters. He is in a very small club of songwriters that have knocked themselves out of the billboard number 1 position.

He has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the industry's biggest stars: “Love Me If You Can” by Toby Keith, "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney, “I’m Tryin’” by Trace Adkins, “Something To Be Proud Of” and “Speed” by...

With his unique gift for finding the extraordinary in ordinary life, Chris W has established himself as one of Nashville's most sought-after songwriters. He is in a very small club of songwriters that have knocked themselves out of the billboard number 1 position.

He has topped the charts with classics-in-the-making for the industry's biggest stars: “Love Me If You Can” by Toby Keith, "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney, “I’m Tryin’” by Trace Adkins, “Something To Be Proud Of” and “Speed” by Montgomery Gentry and "People Loving People" by Garth Brooks .

Raised in the small town in East Tennessee, he was influenced by the likes of Jim Croce, James Taylor and Merle Haggard, as well as his own musical family – especially his mother, a singer herself. She recorded and performed in Nashville when Chris was only 7 years old, and the experience made an indelible impression on Chris.

He began writing songs at age 12 and, perhaps inevitably, moved to Music City several years later, making the dues-paying rounds of writers nights and songwriting contests. He caught a break when his songs caught the ear of a small publishing company called King Lizard Music.

Since then Chris has worked hard to achieve his place on the “A List” of Nashville songwriters, and doesn't take his status for granted: Chris says “Back then I used to buy 50 or so McDonald's 29 cent hamburgers a week and freeze them solid. I could eat all week on $15 … They weren’t bad, except the last few get a little crusty from freezer burn.”

Artists who have cut Chris’s songs include Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Chesney , Garth Brooks, Aaron Lewis, Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Trace Adkins, Confederate Railroad, Neal McCoy, Brad Paisley, Joe Diffie, Diamond Rio, Toby Keith and many more.

Chris has been steeped in the craft of songwriting at the highest level for over 20 years. From buying .29 cent McDonalds hamburgers every Wednesday in bulk and freezing them for the week just to survive to Knocking his own song out of the Billboard #1 chart position.


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  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $250
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Nashville, TN 37203
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Music

Songwriting

Songwriting

Chris has written huge hit songs for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, Aaron Lewis, Trace Adkins, Ronnie Dunn and many more. Chris also has an online songwriting course. He has taught the craft of songwriting for many years. Chris is the songwriting teacher you want in your corner.

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$250/hour

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Chris W.

$250/hour

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