Ron Irving is no stranger to writing hits for the stars. His songs have been recorded by over 100 artists worldwide in seven languages including cuts with Anne Murray, Michael Buble, Jennifer Rush, Asian stars Jacky Cheung and MINK, One More Girl, Lisa Brokop, Terri Clark, Lee Greenwood and many others with awards for Song of the Year from both SOCAN and the CMPA. Here is his challenge to you:
Write an EDGY Country Pop Song
Target: Male artist, early 20s. No mention of marriage or kids. No references to “partying at the lake”, “trucks and tailgates” and no “bro country” vibe.
Method: If you have been collaborating for the previous 3 challenges, change it up and write this one by yourself. If you have been writing alone for the most of the past 3 challenges, write this one with a co-writer or two.
Tempo: Stretch yourself by writing opposite of your comfort zone. If you usually stay with up-tempo tracks – chill out and write a ballad. If you usually write ballads, set the tempo for at least 120 on this one.
Please submit the following by Monday, March 9, 11:59 EST.
1. Link to a blog post about your experience with this challenge.
2. Link to your song (preferably on SoundCloud) with lyrics posted in SoundCloud.