Using Storytelling Through Song

Jimmy Yeary

Jimmy Yeary is a hugely successful songwriter whose music is all around you.  He was writing songs even before becoming the lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning supergroup SHENANDOAH. These were years that saw Jimmy performing #1 hits like Mama Knows, Somewhere In the Vicinity of the Heart, and Sunday in the South.

Today, in Nashville and Los Angeles, one of the most common calls in the music industry is from an artist’s representative to Sony Publishing requesting availability on songs from Jimmy Yeary’s catalog of music.

It’s not surprising. Jimmy has written over two-thousand songs, many of which have been featured on albums selling millions of copies, Grammy winners, Gold and Platinum awards among them. Nine of Jimmy’s songs have been certified “Number 1” hits as singles by Billboard Magazine.

In this episode, Jimmy talks about how using storytelling and visual elements aids him in songwriting.

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