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  • Owner: NBC News
  • Clip Name: 5112916036_s12
  • Date: 1/11/97
  • Title: SONGWRITERS COME FROM ALL OVER TO TRY TO MAKE IT IN NASHVILLE
  • Production Unit: TDY
  • Media Type: AS
  • Media ID: T970112
  • Ardome ID: 1100100618634080822
  • Hit Time: 08:42:20
  • NA
  • Duration: 00:04:30;00
  • Location: Nashville;Tennessee
  • Era: 1990s
  • Personalities: Loftis, Robert;Ivy, Bill;Duffy, Gary
  • Short Description: SONGWRITERS COME FROM ALL OVER TO TRY TO MAKE IT IN NASHVILLE
  • Comments: Acc #: 398980;Edited;Reviewer: SDG;Created By: KEM;
  • Long Description:
    SONGWRITERS COME FROM ALL OVER TO TRY TO MAKE IT IN NASHVILLE
    MUSICIAN ROBERT LOFTIS (PH) PLAYS GUITAR AND SINGS. IN VO HE SAYS HES BEEN WRITING SONGS SINCE HE WAS A CHILD. LOFTIS CARRIES GUITAR CASE TO PICKUP TRUCK. NASHVILLE SKYLINE SEEN. HE CHOPS RED PEPPERS IN RESTAURANT KITCHEN AND SAYS IN VO IT TAKES GUTS TO PURSUE A DREAM. BAND PLAYS IN BAR. MEN CARRY GUITAR CASES OUTDOORS AT NIGHT. IN VO AND INTERVIEW COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME DIRECTOR BILL IVY (PH) SAYS NASHVILLE IS THE MECCA FOR ALL KINDS OF SONGWRITERS AND ASSERTS THERE IS MORE MUSIC IN NASHVILLE PER SQUARE FOOT THAN ANYPLACE ELSE IN THE US. IVY WALKS THROUGH HALL OF FAME CORRIDOR. BAND PLAYS IN RECORDING STUDIO. PEDESTRIANS WALK ALONG STREET. PEOPLE PLAY BANJO GUITAR IN MUSIC STORE. IVY SAYS COMPARED TO NEW YORK OR LOS ANGELES NASHVILLE IS EASY TO STRUGGLE IN. MAN PLAYS FIDDLE ON SIDEWALK. BANNERS SEEN ON LIGHT POLES. VARIOUS BUILDING EXTERIORS SEEN. IVY SAYS MUSIC ROW IS FASCINATING BECAUSE LARGE AND SMALL RECORD COMPANIES CO-EXIST. BAND RECORDS IN STUDIO. IN INTERVIEW SONG-PLUGGER GARY DUFFY (PH) SAYS MOST RECORD COMPANIES DO NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED MATERIAL. HE WALKS INTO BUILDING AND PLAYS CASSETTE TAPE. DUFFY SAYS HE IS THE MIDDLEMAN BETWEEN THE SONGWRITER AND THE RECORD COMPANY. HE LISTENS TO TAPE AND IN VO SAYS HE KNOWS WHETHER HE CAN USE A SONG BY THE FIRST CHORD. HE PULLS TAPE FROM LARGE CARTON OF TAPES. IN VO HE SAYS HE HAS TO LISTEN TO 300 OR 400 TAPES TO FIND ONE SONG THAT IS PITCHABLE. BAND PLAYS IN BAR. EXTERIOR OF THE BLUEBIRD CAFE SEEN. PEOPLE WALK INTO CAFE. LOFTIS SAYS SONGWRITERS DROP THEIR NAMES IN THE BASKET AND THEYRE PULLED OUT RANDOMLY. HE DROPS PAPER INTO BASKET. WOMAN SINGS AND PLAYS GUITAR AT BLUEBIRD CAFE. MEN SING AND PLAY. IN VO LOFTIS SAYS ALL THE MUSIC AT THE BLUEBIRD IS ORIGINAL. HE ADDS NO ONE KNOWS WHOS GOING TO BE IN THE AUDIENCE. LOFTIS SINGS AND PLAYS IN THE BLUEBIRD AS PEOPLE LISTEN. IN VO HE SAYS IF HE DOESNT TRY TO PURSUE HIS CAREER HE WONT BE ABLE TO FORGIVE HIMSELF.
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    Producers: NBC

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