RSR366 – Daniel Tashian – Winning Grammys And Writing Songs With Burt Bacharach - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR366 – Daniel Tashian – Winning Grammys And Writing Songs With Burt Bacharach

Like floating down a river toward new songs... Daniel talked about his creative process, how to capture a great idea for a song, why images and story are your sources for new songs, ambient music, and rushing slowly to the chorus with Burt Bacharach.

My guest today is Daniel Tashian is a Gammy-winning producer, musician, and songwriter who has produced for artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Tenille Townes, Jessie James Decker, A Girl Named Eddie, Trent Dabbs, Emily West, and Keelan Donovan.  He has had several sync placements in hit TV shows and movies including the film Our Idiot Brother, Pretty Little Liars, Nashville, Reign, and Scorpion among others. 

His first #1 Country song was with “Hometown Girl” by Josh Turner co-written with Marc Beeson and Daniel co-produced Kacey Musgrave’s critically acclaimed and CMA and Grammy nominated album Golden Hour & also co-wrote 7 of the album’s 13 songs.

He also has a band called The Silver Seas with Jason Lehning (episode 74) in 1999 doing very well in the U.K. including a gig on the Jules Holland Show. I had great fun recording with these guys a few times at my studio, and I’m happy to have Daniel back on the show to keep talking about songwriting and creating as much as we can in the time that we have.

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