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"You can't jump a jet plane like you can a freight train (Gordon Lightfoot)"
Joe Hash has written songs for most of his life. But he only got serious about it sometime in 2006, after spending a day at a Tommy Emmanuel workshop. "That guy is inspirational," says Hash. "I went there thinking I was going to learn to be a better guitar player, but I came out thinking about what's important to me in life." It turned out to be songwriting.
Like many songwriters, Hash plays at writer rounds and small venues. And audiences respond to the catchy, story-telling, often-emotional songs.
Audiences aren't the only ones responding. Music Connection Magazine ranked Hash's songs among their Top 25 new music finds of 2012.
Reviewing Hash's, "The Last Waltz," for AmericanSongwriter.com, award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Speace ("The Weight Of The World") said, "You listen to this kind of song and you just have a permanent smile on your face. Because it's one of those songs that's like a great discovery. It's a total standard."
Other top Nashville songwriters have had a similar reaction to Hash's songs. When Hall of Fame writer Tony Arata ("The Dance") heard Hash's "Dynamite Shack," he exclaimed, "I love this song!" And Rich Fagan ("Sold! The Grundy County Auction Incident") called it "a masterpiece." Hit writer Jeffrey Steele ("The Cowboy In Me" ) has been spotted in a Nashville audience, yelling and spelling out H-I-L-L-B-I-L-L-Y to Hash's crowd pleaser, "The H Word."
Joe Hash was born in Ohio, but his roots are in the south, and so are his musical influences. Happily married to a Canadian beauty who happens to be an equine health professional, he shares her love of horses, and she shares his love of music. They divide their time between Toronto and Nashville.
Follow Joe on Twitter @joehashmusic, and at joehashmusic.com. Joe's own recordings are available on iTunes and other digital outlets worldwide.
Country, Country, Country
Joe Hash, I own my own publishing
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acoustic guitar / keyboard / vocals
Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed, Gordon Lightfoot, Roger Miller, Ben Murray, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeffrey Steele, James Taylor, Dwight Yoakam
brand builder/creative director/writer/voice talent (ACTRA)
in co writing in person
in networking with songwriters
in pitching songs to artist
in pitching songs to tv
in getting a publishing deal
It's my second job
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Finalist, Music City Songwriting Competition 2013 • Honorable Mention, American Songwriter Lyric Contest, May/June 2013 • Runner-up, 2012 CMT-NSAI Song Contest • Top Five, Country, 2012 Songdoor Competition • Top 25 of 2012, Music Connection Magazine • Top 50, 2012 Wildflower Festival • Jeffrey Steele Bootcamp rookie, 2011 • Top Three, Amy Speace Video Critique Series, AmericanSongspace.com 2011 • Honorable Mentions (three songs, across two categories), 2011 Songdoor Competition • Honorable Mention, 2009 Songdoor Competition • Top 20, 2008 Durango Song Festival Competition • Finalist, 2008 Great Lakes Songwriting Competition