And The Tables Are Turned

For the past few years, I have been traveling all over to interview successful songwriters about their processes for my video series “Door To Door.”  It has been so special to have these opportunities to visit their spaces, get into their heads, and share their stories with you all. 

John ShanksKevin KadishGabriel MannLucy WoodwardDavid HodgesWalter AfanasieffJamie HoustonBen Glover, Bonnie McKeeTyler Hilton are just a few of the writers who have participated.

So, I was surprised when my team came up with the idea of turning the tables and interviewing me! When I accepted their proposal, I started to feel butterflies. Although I hid it from my staff, I nervously anticipated my interview. Luke Yates, who is an integral part of my team (I’ve been referring to him as my Chief of Staff), offered to play the role of interviewer. He drafted all the questions, which I was not permitted to see before the big event, adding to my anxiety.

However, once the camera was rolling, I felt much more comfortable than I ever could have imagined. It must’ve been all the practice I had interviewing everyone else and the assurance that the stories I tell are my truth. With the camera flipped on me, I was reminded why I started this series in the first place: Our stories help us to make sense of our reality. They teach us, they heal us, and they inspire us. 

This episode is my story.