20 Oct Write About Jesus…back from Missouri!
Although I am very glad to be back home from my first-ever trip to Missouri, I am also sad to have left such a wonderful group of people!
This last week I was in St. Charles, Missouri, at a songwriter’s conference called Write About Jesus. Songwriters from across the nation gathered to learn more about writing and just simply to network with some amazingly talented songwriters. Write About Jesus is put on yearly by the renown songwriter, Sue Smith, with the help of her husband John, family and other writers.
Being this my first time to WAJ, I was very pleased to find and meet men like Dave Clark (with Word Records) and Don Poythress (has written songs for artists such at Kellie Pickler, Tim McGraw, Travis Tritt, Clint Black, and Diamond Rio). Other’s at the conference included songwriters such as Guy Zabka (A&R; Centricity Records), Simon Hawkins (Brentwood-Benson; from England!) Gina Boe (Brentwood-Benson), Joel Lindsey (Brentwood-Benson), Daniel Kirkely (Centricity Music Artist), Mark Roach, Sean Smith, Nick and Allie Lapointe, and Benton Stokes.
I am still amazed by the time I spent and the relationships I made at this conference. I had no idea how blessed I would be by the talent that was in that church when I first arrived. I met person after person who taught and reminded me how truly awesome it is to live and be a part of this great Christian family.
I am looking forward to going back to WAJ next year, but until then, I will keep writing…