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Interview with DAVE BERG (part 1), songwriter for Keith Urban, Rodney Atkins, Reba McEntire, Emerson Drive - Jan 4, 2009
“A lot us have hopes that it will swing back to the artists [wanting] to create the strongest album possible rather than just get a piece of the writer’s pie.”
Our series highlighting the many sides to the thriving music hub of Nashville continues with a two part special devoted to multi award winning songwriter Dave Berg. Currently one of its most highly lauded songwriters, Berg boasts a host of No.1s for the likes of Keith Urban (US No.1), Reba McEntire (US No.1), Rodney Atkins (US Top 5, US Country No.1), and has been justly lauded for his efforts with ASCAP and NSAI Songwriter Of The Year awards.
As an introduction to the main interview with Berg HitQuarters first spoke to Natalie Harker at his publisher Cal IV Entertainment about how Nashville’s traditional songwriting heritage is being compromised and reveals some tricks on getting a song cut by a major artist.
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