076- “More than a Little” by Cody Webb | Country

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“More Than A Little” Lyric Video by Cody Webb

Say hello to Cody Webb, our first country artist to come on TAP To Music Podcast!

It may sound easy to be a country artist. Long days of fishing by the lake, hunting, dating, and dancing but writing songs about this “simple life” is no easy task. Cody Webb, a country artist residing in Nashville Tennessee knows first hand what it takes to write a hit country song. In 2015, Cody performed in 58 cities at 100+ venues, alone. Keeping things “simple but profound” might just be the key to Cody’s continued success.

Show Note Cheat Sheet from audio interview with Cody Webb above:

Cody’s 3 word description of his music: 

“Energy, lyrics, and guitar.”

Intro Song “My, My, My, Girl”:

  • Four different songwriters collaborated on this song.
  • They ended up having 5 versions of the song before they found the right arrangement.
  • His wife gave him the idea for the song title.

Twitter Poll for listeners:

Cody’s relationship with music:

Started early because…

  • His dad was in a band.
  • His mom was a music minister at a church.

“I was in the studio before I was born.”

Cody’s Influences:

Favorite Lyric:

Cody likes lyrics from the song “Those I’ve Loved” by Eric Church.

“I remember waitin’ by the curb with Mr. Murphy
When daddy picked me up from school his eyes were red
We drove to the hospital in a hurry
Where my family gathered round my Grandpa’s bed
He was my best friend
He taught me how to fish
And I cried listenin to my daddy pray
For one of those I’ve loved along the way.”

Notes on co-writing:

“Its like fishing man, sometimes you catch a bunch and sometimes you don’t so just wake up and do it the next day.”

  • Come prepared with ideas to bring to the table.
  • Help the people you are writing with feel comfortable.

Song Breakdown:

“A good sign of a hit is when you come up with something you feel you’ve already heard.”

  • “More Than A Little” was written on Trey  Matthew’s (a co-writer’s) porch.
  • They first found the melody and created a rough draft of the song in a couple of hours.
  • They lived with the song for about three months and then met back up and re wrote most of the lyrics but kept the melody.

Links to Cody Webb:

Official Website

Youtube

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

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I love to enjoy the process behind almost everything. There is so much to learn from in areas where we normally skim over in our fast pace lives. I am a musician, producer, mixer, and songwriter myself that loves to practice the art of hand balancing and push myself with ninja training on my off time. I too struggle with episodes of writers block and other types of creative barriers. I do not consider myself an expert but more of an infinite student that is even willing to learn from the most in-experienced novice. Everyone has something to offer, only some people are willing to listen. Let your voice be heard.

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