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Corinth, Mississippi

Terry Gladney

June 26, 2018

Genre: Blues

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This is a song about a talented guitar player from a rural city in MS who decides to showcase his skills in Nashville.


Vocal by Denny Gladney


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Brent Baxter

Hi, Terry!  Thanks for sharing your song with us.  I have some friends in Corinth, Mississippi, so your title immediately caught my eye.  I like the groove.  I’d like to see a little more color/imagery in your lyric, though.  For example, instead of “played all the juke-joints, clubs and dives” how about something like “played every juke-joint and smoky dive.”  And instead of “an opportunity to showcase his skills” something like “to bend them strings and show his skills.”

Little bits of imagery like that can help your song hold the listeners attention and make the song come alive.

Hope that helps!  Please pay it forward by leaving a comment on another writer’s song.  Thanks!

June 26, 2018

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Terry Gladney

Brent, thanks so much for your feedback. Great points you made.
Terry

June 27, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Hi Terry , I really like the vibe, that’s kind of music I’ve heard a lot when I was young. For todays market it may sound a bit dated, but I guess there are some more older guys who will like it too. Cool guitar playing.

June 29, 2018

Dori Weaver

Nice groovin’ track you got goin’ there Terry…..enjoyed my listen!

July 17, 2018

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Brent Baxter

Hi, Terry!  Thanks for sharing your song with us.  I have some friends in Corinth, Mississippi, so your title immediately caught my eye.  I like the groove.  I’d like to see a little more color/imagery in your lyric, though.  For example, instead of “played all the juke-joints, clubs and dives” how about something like “played every juke-joint and smoky dive.”  And instead of “an opportunity to showcase his skills” something like “to bend them strings and show his skills.”

Little bits of imagery like that can help your song hold the listeners attention and make the song come alive.

Hope that helps!  Please pay it forward by leaving a comment on another writer’s song.  Thanks!

June 26, 2018

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Terry Gladney

Brent, thanks so much for your feedback. Great points you made.
Terry

June 27, 2018

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Frank Renfordt

Hi Terry , I really like the vibe, that’s kind of music I’ve heard a lot when I was young. For todays market it may sound a bit dated, but I guess there are some more older guys who will like it too. Cool guitar playing.

June 29, 2018

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Dori Weaver

Nice groovin’ track you got goin’ there Terry…..enjoyed my listen!

July 17, 2018


Corinth, Mississippi

Written by Terry Gladney

Corinth, Mississippi

Lyrics by Terry Gladney
Music by Denny Gladney

He was from Corinth, Mississippi
Started picking the guitar at age ten
Playing for all who would listen
And quickly built a reputation

Carpenter by day - musician by night
Played all the juke-joints, clubs and dives
One day he packed up and went to Nashville
An opportunity to showcase his skills

Got him a gig at a local bar
Six days a week at happy hour
Word spread about the man and his guitar
The picker from Corinth, Mississippi

His focus was on his audience
Patiently, he took all requests
Country, pop - old time favorites
Rhythm and blues and current hits

He would softly stroke the strings of his guitar
Smooth melodies for all the broken hearts
Who came each night to the smoke-filled bar
To see and listen to a rising star

CHORUS
Each night he took his music for a test drive
This was Nashville - time to roll the dice
" Where are you from?" they would ask from the
audience
He would reply -"Corinth, Mississippi
Not too far from Memphis"

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