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I Wrote That One, Too…A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to Whitney

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A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to WhitneyOne of the most successful songwriters and composers of the last 25 years, Steve Dorff has penned more than 20 top 10 hits for pop and country artists around the world, plus scored television shows and films. More recently he’s been working in musical theatre on his musical Josephine. He’s been named Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) songwriter of the year and received more than 40 BMI awards. Full of heartfelt stories and hard-earned wisdom, Dorff wrote this book for anyone who has chased a dream and survived the surprising turns in the road.

I Wrote that One, Too … A Life in Songwriting, from Willie to Whitney, by Steve Dorff, Backbeat Books, www.backbeatbooks.com







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