Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.


FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

We songwriters are a blessed group of expressionists.  Sometimes we may not know how to express what we are feeling but we are in touch with those feelings of life's great moments, and that is a blessing.  So many people simply do not notice life's special moments.

I have often thought of how a journalist keeps his/her attitude while writing for a living.  If everybody is like me, some days I only pick up the newspaper for the comics or crossword puzzle.  All the rest of the author's hard work is ignored, wasted paper, wasted ink, wasted delivery. Now in the online days we simply scroll past written articles like this one, on to something we might find useful.  But there is that one time, every so often, we connect and find amusing or educating information in ink.

Songwriters and performers know too well the audience attention span is just a passing moment.  But each time we write, each time we perform, each time we enter that song contest, we gain valuable experience even if we do not get the recognition we wanted.

I remember several times someone would say, "so you're a songwriter, any songs on the radio, or songs that I might know?"  Like you're not really a songwriter until you have a song on the radio?  So, what do we call ourselves until we have a hit song, I wonder?  Should we insert "amateur", "beginner", or "unsuccessful" before "songwriter" to better describe our hobby which we hope to make a career?  No, I say if you don't call yourself a songwriter, why would you expect anyone else to do so?

Our story is just like the beginning of many career songwriters' stories.  Our story is not finished yet.  Sell the song to the audience.  Remember, "both the person who thinks he can, and the person who thinks he can't, are correct."

Until next time, keep writing!

Rick Tate


 

 

 


May19

Monthly Gathering: FWSA

Golden Corral Restaurant, 3517 Alta Mere Dr, Fort Worth

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests invited to one event with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.

Jun16

Monthly Gathering: FWSA

Golden Corral Restaurant, 3517 Alta Mere Dr, Fort Worth

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests invited to one event with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.

Jul21

Monthly Gathering: FWSA

Golden Corral Restaurant, 3517 Alta Mere Dr, Fort Worth

Better than Songwriting Training, these events are all about Learning from those who have experienced the frustrations and rewards of the Songwriter's journey! Members always invited; Guests invited to one event with the expectation that you will join the Association to continue attending the events and participate in Song Evaluations and Feedback.