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Clay Mills

Inspiration |  Love Lost: Made Me Better

 2x Grammy nominee,  16x ASCAP Award-winning songwriter, Clay Mills is leading a global virtual songwriting collaboration at Hookist!

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The theme for our song is: “Lost love that made me better” – whatever that means to you! Happy, sad, bitter or joyful – you decide.

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Clay will choose a winning lyric every Monday & Thursday — and it could be YOURS!! Submit now!

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Clay has written 6 #1 songs, 12 Top 40 singles, and he has over 150 major artist cuts from an awesomely diverse group of stars including Babyface, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Bill Gaither, Lone Star, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and Easton Corbin!

Clay and his partner, hit songwriter, Marty Dodson, are also founders of an incredible resource for songwriters – SONGTOWNUSA – learn more!

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 Hookist is BEYOND PROUD to announce that Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer & Grammy nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman will lead our next global songwriting collaboration starting 4/8!

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