Quote of the day
From a reader pondering the meaning of “lesser known”:
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It’s ironic to me that a discussion sparked by Marty Funderburk’s lament about lesser-known songwriters being overlooked quickly devolved into a discussion which overlooked lesser-known writers. Each of the writers discussed (Marty Funderburk, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey, Dianne Wilkinson, Sue Smith, Belinda Smith, Phil Cross, and Squire Parsons) are the “Big Name Writers” of today, and rightfully so, in my opinion.
Marty said that “early on in (his) career” he was the faceless Ann Dothers; but he’s since earned his ticket out of obscurity. It seems to me that perhaps his comments are neither a complaint about his own current situation, nor simply a memoir of his own early struggles, but rather an attempt to help today’s fledgling songwriters.
So how about it? Who are some lesser-known songwriters today deserving mention?
Side Note: And by the way, when discussing the “Big Name Writers”, how could a writer like Woody Wright (”I’m Gonna Sing”, “More Than Amazing”) be left to put his own name on the list? Perhaps the coin has a flip side, where a remarkable writer like Woody is known only as an artist?