David Hodges is currently celebrating a Grammy nomination for “Dear Hate,” written with Tom Douglas and Maren Morris! In this episode you’ll hear about the inspiration behind balled recorded by Maren and featuring Vince Gill. David has written of some the biggest singles in pop music including “Because of You” for Kelly Clarkson, “Brand New” for Ben Rector, “A 1,000 Years” for Christina Perri featured in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 and many more. David was a band member of Evanescance –debut album Fallen has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and includes the hit, “Bring Me To Life”. We discuss almost everything he’s learned in his career thus far, advice for writers knowing the room when they collaborate with peers and more.