What characteristics, qualities and traits make a hit songwriter? What roles do hard work, talent, early musical development and environment play in becoming successful in an industry that changes daily? Nashville’s award-winning fiddler, singer-songwriter, author and performer, Lacie Carpenter, and Grammy and Dove-nominated, platinum award-winning songwriter/author, Thornton Cline – have interviewed over 25 hit songwriters, producers, artists, psychologists, pediatricians, and songwriting coaches to determine what makes a hit songwriter. This must-have book offers valuable insight into the necessary factors needed to become a hit songwriter. This book is recommended for the beginner as well as the intermediate and advanced songwriter in achieving ultimate success.