Words & Music: Journey of a Song

Words & Music: Journey of a Song - Trailer

Celebrate the journey of a song with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For the first time, witness the Museum’s flagship education program, Words & Music, guide students through the songwriting process from start to finish.

In Words & Music: Journey of a Song, the five-episode series set to premiere December 13, cameras follow four teenaged students, Abby Whitman, Jazmine Croom, Max Rees, and Avalon Simpson, through an immersive and inspiring experience crafting original songs with industry professionals. Hear from singer-songwriter and two-time ACM Award winner Tenille Townes; Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, arranger, and BMI executive Shannon Sanders; singer-songwriter and Monument Records recording artist Caitlyn Smith; and hit songwriter and producer Cameron Bedell. From crafting an original song to recording a demo with producer and engineer Kevin Dailey and receiving performance coaching from Big Machine Music President, Mike Molinar, follow each student’s journey, supported by Museum educators.

  • Episode 1 (featuring Abby Whitman and Tenille Townes): December 13
  • Episode 2 (featuring Jazmine Croom and Shannon Sanders): December 20
  • Episode 3 (featuring Max Rees and Caitlyn Smith): December 27
  • Episode 4 (featuring Avalon Simpson and Cameron Bedell): January 3
  • Episode 5 (performance finale): January 10


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