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Helping Singers, Songwriters, and Indie Artists Create Leverage In the Music Business.

The C.L.I.M.B. with Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter Johnny Dwinell and Brent Baxter

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    • 4.9 • 170 Ratings

Helping Singers, Songwriters, and Indie Artists Create Leverage In the Music Business.

    Interview w/ The Incomparable Craig Campbell

    Interview w/ The Incomparable Craig Campbell

    CLIMBers! What could you learn from a former 2-time major label artist who has now moved on to be an indie artist like you? Does that sound exciting? Well, we're bringing it to you with an interview with the killer artist, Craig Campbell!

    The C.L.I.M.B. Show is dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, indie artists and industry pros "Create Leverage In The Music Business." We want you to win!

    About the hosts:
    Brent Baxter is an award-winning hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”), Randy Travis, Lady A, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Gord Bamford and more. He helps songwriters turn pro by helping them WRITE like a pro, DO BUSINESS like a pro and CONNECT to the pros. You can find Brent at SongwritingPro.com/Baxter and SongwritingPro.com.

    Johnny Dwinell owns Daredevil Production and helps artists increase their streams, blow up their video views, sell more live show tickets, and get discovered by new fans, TV and music industry pros. Daredevil has worked with artists including Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon, Ronnie McDowell and others. You can find Johnny at TheCLIMBshow.com.
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    • 56 min
    The Hang with Kent Blazy

    The Hang with Kent Blazy

    Kent Blazy is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His credits include several singles for Garth Brooks, as well as singles by Gary Morris, Diamond Rio, Patty Loveless and Chris Young. He has a total of seven number one hits to his credit.
    In 1982, Gary Morris took "Headed for a Heartache" to number 5 on the charts. In the years that followed other artists, such as The Forrester Sisters, T. Graham Brown, Donna Fargo and Moe Bandy recorded Kent’s tunes.
    In 1987, Kent was introduced to a new demo singer by Bob Doyle, then with ASCAP, soon to be the manager for this emerging talent, Garth Brooks. Garth became Kent’s most requested demo singer and Bob Doyle also advised, “Garth writes a little bit too.”
    The first song Garth and Kent penned together was "If Tomorrow Never Comes" which became the first number one song for both. The friendship and writing partnership continued as Garth included eight more of their songs on his albums.
    Four more of theirs songs captured the number one slot:
    "Somewhere Other Than the Night", "Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)", "It’s Midnight Cinderella", and "She’s Gonna Make It.”
    Brooks continued to record Blazy’s material throughout the 1990s, including the singles “Cold Shoulder” and the George Jones duet “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?).”
    He also co-wrote “That’s What I Get for Lovin’ You” by Diamond Rio and “Can’t Get Enough” by Patty Loveless in the late 1990s.
    Kent’s songwriting continues with established writing partnerships, as well as developing partnerships with new writers and artists. Many of his crafted works continue to be recorded by artists such as Diamond Rio, Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark, Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, Julie Roberts, Andy Griggs and Blaine Larsen, a new recording artist on RCA.
    Kent's latest #1 hit is Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song), recorded by Chris Young.
    Kent also has the title track on Reba's latest CD "All The Women I Am" It's also the name of her tour, tv special and her exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    Also, look for Kent's latest cuts from Randy Houser "The Power of a Song" on Randy's latest CD. And "Empty Beer Cans" on Jon Pardi's album "Write You A Song".

    The C.L.I.M.B. Show is dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, indie artists and industry pros "Create Leverage In The Music Business." We want you to win!

    About the hosts:
    Brent Baxter is an award-winning hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”), Randy Travis, Lady A, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Gord Bamford and more. He helps songwriters turn pro by helping them WRITE like a pro, DO BUSINESS like a pro and CONNECT to the pros. You can find Brent at SongwritingPro.com/Baxter and SongwritingPro.com.

    Johnny Dwinell owns Daredevil Production and helps artists increase their streams, blow up their video views, sell more live show tickets, and get discovered by new fans, TV and music industry pros. Daredevil has worked with artists including Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon, Ronnie McDowell and others. You can find Johnny at TheCLIMBshow.com.
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    • 14 min
    Interview w/ Demolition Music Publishing A&R Manager, Alyssa Brunson

    Interview w/ Demolition Music Publishing A&R Manager, Alyssa Brunson

    CLIMBer, what does an A&R Manager do at a publishing company? What keeps them busy all day working for songwriters? How do they interact with songwriters? What are some dos and don'ts of reaching out to a publisher? We're going to talk about all that today with a killer interview, we can't wait to share it with you.

    Look up Demolition Music Publishing here:
    DemolitionMusicPub.com

    The C.L.I.M.B. Show is dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, indie artists and industry pros "Create Leverage In The Music Business." We want you to win!

    About the hosts:
    Brent Baxter is an award-winning hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”), Randy Travis, Lady A, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Gord Bamford and more. He helps songwriters turn pro by helping them WRITE like a pro, DO BUSINESS like a pro and CONNECT to the pros. You can find Brent at SongwritingPro.com/Baxter and SongwritingPro.com.

    Johnny Dwinell owns Daredevil Production and helps artists increase their streams, blow up their video views, sell more live show tickets, and get discovered by new fans, TV and music industry pros. Daredevil has worked with artists including Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon, Ronnie McDowell and others. You can find Johnny at TheCLIMBshow.com.
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    • 59 min
    "Horsepower To Heaven" w/ 2 Lane Summer

    "Horsepower To Heaven" w/ 2 Lane Summer

    Johnny & Brent welcome rising country duo and Wide Open Music writers, Joe Hanson and Chris Ray from 2 Lane Summer, to the show where they work out 5-6 different conceptual ideas for writing a song titled, "Horsepower To Heaven," sent in by CLIMBer, Joe Bigalke. If you want to write like a pro, you need to think like a pro. And these episodes help you do that!
    Connect with 2 Lane Summer:
    Instagram - @2LaneSummer
    TikTok - @2LaneSummer
    The C.L.I.M.B. Show is dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, indie artists and industry pros "Create Leverage In The Music Business." We want you to win!

    About the hosts:
    Brent Baxter is an award-winning hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”), Randy Travis, Lady A, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Gord Bamford and more. He helps songwriters turn pro by helping them WRITE like a pro, DO BUSINESS like a pro and CONNECT to the pros. You can find Brent at SongwritingPro.com/Baxter and SongwritingPro.com.

    Johnny Dwinell owns Daredevil Production and helps artists increase their streams, blow up their video views, sell more live show tickets, and get discovered by new fans, TV and music industry pros. Daredevil has worked with artists including Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon, Ronnie McDowell and others. You can find Johnny at TheCLIMBshow.com.
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    • 27 min
    Pain & Suffering

    Pain & Suffering

    CLIMBers, I (Johnny) wish pain and suffering upon all of you...and I mean that in the very best way! Learn why I am such an a-hole in today's episode!

    The C.L.I.M.B. Show is dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, indie artists and industry pros "Create Leverage In The Music Business." We want you to win!

    About the hosts:
    Brent Baxter is an award-winning hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”), Randy Travis, Lady A, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Gord Bamford and more. He helps songwriters turn pro by helping them WRITE like a pro, DO BUSINESS like a pro and CONNECT to the pros. You can find Brent at SongwritingPro.com/Baxter and SongwritingPro.com.

    Johnny Dwinell owns Daredevil Production and helps artists increase their streams, blow up their video views, sell more live show tickets, and get discovered by new fans, TV and music industry pros. Daredevil has worked with artists including Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon, Ronnie McDowell and others. You can find Johnny at TheCLIMBshow.com.
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    • 51 min
    The Hang with Larry Cordle

    The Hang with Larry Cordle

    Hear the behind-the-scenes story of a hit songwriter's biggest cut... and biggest bruises!

    Larry Cordle, an Eastern Kentucky native and member of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, is both an awarded artist and songwriter.
    He’s had songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, and many others on more than 55 million albums sold. Just a few standout tracks include “Murder On Music Row” by Alan Jackson & George Strait, “Highway 40 Blues” by Ricky Skaggs and “Against The Grain” by Garth Brooks.
    As an artist, his band, Lonesome Standard Time, has earned several bluegrass #1s and multiple Grammy nominations.

    The C.L.I.M.B. Show is dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, indie artists and industry pros "Create Leverage In The Music Business." We want you to win!

    About the hosts:
    Brent Baxter is an award-winning hit songwriter with cuts by Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”), Randy Travis, Lady A, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Gord Bamford and more. He helps songwriters turn pro by helping them WRITE like a pro, DO BUSINESS like a pro and CONNECT to the pros. You can find Brent at SongwritingPro.com/Baxter and SongwritingPro.com.

    Johnny Dwinell owns Daredevil Production and helps artists increase their streams, blow up their video views, sell more live show tickets, and get discovered by new fans, TV and music industry pros. Daredevil has worked with artists including Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon, Ronnie McDowell and others. You can find Johnny at TheCLIMBshow.com.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

Tracie Bauman ,

A Hobby vs A Career

Johnny and Brent provide great advice and real-life examples of how to build a strategy that makes music your career!

8botanical ,

this aint it

30min of ads, small talk, self-promotion, fb group reviewing, followed by 20 minutes of solid but not mind blowing advice :(

buddy lee dobberteen ,

Coachwrite

I did a coach write and Brent was absolutely amazing. He taught me so much. It blows my mind how well it went! 5 star service

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