I write Country Music - California style!
Words to Music

Welcome to my kind of music - Country music!

Nelson Tucker songwriter

Nelson Tucker

President

Words to Music, LLC

Nashville & Chatsworth, CA

Why I Write Music

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First and foremost, I love country music!

I prefer the piano over guitar and although I own 5 pianos and keyboards, I don't play them as well as I should. I'm currently taking piano lessons for songwriters with a real pro. My experiences lend me the inspiration for writing "down home" country music lyrics  and I can hear the melody in my head as I write.  I write the kind of music that I love to hear! Every song must tell a story - I like ones that make you feel good in the end! 


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Ideas jotted on scrap paper often transition into music

I like to take a theme and develop it into a story that hopefully becomes a musical masterpiece that people will enjoy and remember.


I will be driving and see something so simple and jot down a possible title. When I get to the studio, I typically write a song in 60 minutes.  Of course, I always have to rewrite when I see it from an outsider's point of view! 


Sometimes when I hear a new song, it gives me the inspiration to ....

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Music reminds me of the night

Nighttime brings good vibes and represents a time when people enjoy life.  I like to think of it as the time of day when music soothes your soul.


There's nothing like listening to classic country music - I mean, slow country music - in the evening hours with one you love!


If I could listen to a "feel good" Country ballad any time of day, I would enjoy it to the fullest!

Some of My Favorite Artists

George Strait

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Pure down to earth sounds that are classic!

One of my favorite songs is 

"I Cross My Heart"

Alan Jackson

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This guy can sing! What a voice!

One of my favorite songs is 

"Remember When"

Garth Brooks

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Pure down to earth sounds that are classic!

One of my favorite songs is 

"If Tomorrow Never Comes"

Faith Hill

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This is where beauty and voice come together!

One of my favorite songs is 

"This Kiss"

Tim McGraw

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A voice that will tame a bronco! That's good!

One of my favorite songs is 

"Please Remember Me"

Randy Travis

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He will live with us 'forever and ever, Amen!'

One of my favorite songs is 

"I Told You So"

Groups That influenced my writing

Alabama

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I have seen them live on several occasions over the past 30+ years and am never disappointed. One of my favorites is 

"Close Enough to Perfect."

Diamond Rio

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Had the pleasure of sitting down with them in California in 2015 and talking about Nashville. One of my favorites is 

"One More Day"

Chris Young

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Chris has such a flexible voice with one of the widest ranges in the Country Music Business. One of my favorites is 

"Gettin' You Home"

Lonestar

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I was "amazed" to meet Richie McDonald while at a charity event in Nashville in 2018. Two of my favorites are 

"Amazed" and "I'm Already There"

Brooks & Dunn

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Everybody was sad that they split a few years back. Ronnie has continued with his music and Kix has a winery - a great one outside of Nashville, really! One of my favorites is "Cowgirls Don't Cry"

Tim Atwood

Tim Atwood Music

Great entertainer and keyboard artist! Spent 25+ years on the Grand Ole Opry. A real pro and a class act!

Current Influencers

Chris Young

Thomas Rhett

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Luke Colms

Jerrod Niemann

Josh Turner

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Member of BMI, NSAI, SGA, AIMP, TSAI, Academy of Country Music, Global Songwriters Connection

I am fortunate that I studied under Rob Seals at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles 

and was influenced early on by songwriter, Jimmy Webb.  One-on-one Mentors include 

Cliff Goldmacher and RC Bannon.

RECENT PUBLISHED WORKS

- Should Have Gone to Nashville

- When the Going Gets Tough

- One Can Make a Difference

- The Best Thing I Never Met

- Found Myself in Nashville

- It's Just Another Cliche

- Christmas in Nashville

- Country Music Cruise

- How to Get You Back

- Just One Plane Away

- Fifth and Broadway

- Our Next 100 Years

- You're Not My Car

- Frozen Strangers

- If They'd Ask Me

- I Am Just Me

-Over You


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