Gail Davies Quotes
Country, Folk, Blues - my music is not really twangy. I do not sing hillbilly music though I sing a lot of traditional Country Music with a tendency towards Folk Music.
I think these days it is hard for every artist in Country Music, because the business has been taken over by so many big corporations from outside Nashville. A lot of those people do not really understand Country Music. When I moved to Nashville, Billy Sherrill, who wrote with Tammy Wynette and produced George Jones, was the head of CBS Records and Chet Atkins was the head of RCA. So the record labels were run by people who were musicians themselves, but those days are gone.
A good songwriter writes a song that applies to a universal thing. Everyone has heartaches, everyone has experienced the death of a loved one, everyone has had somebody they love leave them or whatever may happen in a life. The key to a good song is writing something that crosses all barriers. For instance, I wrote a simple little song called "Someone is Looking for Someone Like You". The song has been translated into seven languages, it has been recorded in German, Czechoslovakia, Wales, Japan and other countries. If a song is able to translate beyond borders, then it will influence lots of people.
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