Michael Rey – #Country #Songwriter dabbles with Art during writers Block here’s what he comes up with…

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This is a picture I drew & pen & pencil for my Grandmother in 2007. I draw a lot of times when I running low on ideas of what to write songs about. It clears my head & allows my imagination to flow. I enjoy drawing part time.

I make these also during these writer's block episodes. It's relaxing & help to clear my head. They're little Musician Chile Characters I come up with. None of them are the same since I make them all individually.
I make these also during these writer’s block episodes. It’s relaxing & help to clear my head. They’re little Musician Chile Characters I come up with. None of them are the same since I make them all individually.

 

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Michael Rey #Countrymusic Songwriter moves to #Nashville #Tennessee 2014 – Follow his “Journey to Nashville” here>

Hello folks, yes it’s true, after years of studying my Country Songwriting Craft I will be moving to Nashville Tennessee. I will arrive in Nashville Tennessee in December 2014. I plan to record 12 songs (that are not posted anywhere on the internet) I have been polishing for quite some time now. Yes, I have recorded in Nashville before, via Skype & phone. Those songs are

“Frame by Frame” “Do those THINGS!”.

The songs are very well recorded and produced by talented Nashville producers & studio musicians.

However when I’m settled in Nashville, I would like to meet with my Producer to discuss searching for the sound in I hear in my head that  could give my songs the boost they need to be “just different enough” to get them an edge that they need for placement opportunity with Publishers & perhaps the Labels. Or perhaps, connect the song with a younger artist just starting out his/her career.

I am a Country Songwriter first & foremost. My primary goal is to connect one of my songs with the right Artist at the right time. Hopefully, this will help to futher his/her career tol launch as an Artist, and me as a Country Songwriter.

Industry Professionals say that Songwriting alone isn’t enough these days to get your song heard. I understand what they’re saying. But I refuse to believe this. I believe the right song connected to the right artist (Major or Independent) will increase the chances of all parties involved by 500%.

With today’s Social Media platforms, and many other ways to reach you “the listener/fan” I believe this to be a great opportunity more than ever to reach Industry Professionals. Of course, this is only my opinion.

Please keep following my Blog. Clink the links on my site and explore the world of Michael Rey – Country Songwriter.

For more up to date information on & everything that is going on in my world connect with me on Twitter at: Michael Rey

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Help Michael Rey Finish lyrics to this song. You don’t have to be a Songwriter to help.

As I have stated, you don’t have to be a songwriter to participate in this project. All you need is an imagination and you’re good to go. Songwriting is a Craft that can be taught to anyone. Now matter if you feel you don’t have rhythm or can’t play an instrument. If you know how to read a measuring tape, you can write lyrics to a beat.  Fans more than ever are involving themselves in the direction of the artist. Much thanks to the internet, and the ease of communication with you (the fans).

I know you’re busy and don’t have much time. So I’ve made this very simple by adding a box below to write you ideas in. Or, perhaps you’d like to come back at a later time. So “Bookmark” this page & return when it’s convenient for you.

Okay….the Title to this song is up in the air. So this is where you come in.

Title: Since she Laid down the law!

  1. I never used to follow rules of love on the road
  2. when I was behind the wheel I kept full control
  3. I could signal to my left, turn off to my right
  4. No one there to tell me, where to park for the night
  5. Till one night on the Hi-way, I glanced at my rear view mirror
  6. I saw red flashing lights, that stirred me up in fear
  7. It turned into a chase, that ran my engine raw
  8. I gave up & she caught me, so “She laid down the Law”
  9. Okay your turn…what direction should I take…please send me your ideas folks. You’re involved now more than ever. I look forward to reading all of your ideas.
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NOTE: Musicians & Lyricist’s are over qualified to participate. Sorry folks.

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Frame by Frame – (behind the scenes) Best Father Daughter Country Wedding dance song

Frame by Frame – Best Father Daughter Country Wedding Dance song was literally a Group effort. Starting with finding a Director.

Director of Frame by Frame

Director of Frame by Frame from Albuquerque

We chose Shannon McVey to star…she’s a bright and very highly spirited talent.

Shannon plays the daugher (grown up) in the Frame by Frame music Video

Shannon plays the daugher (grown up) in the Frame by Frame music Video

Then to find the best decorater for the Wedding scene

New Mexico Wedding Magazine & Orange September

New Mexico Wedding Magazine & Orange September

Then to find the Hair and makeup team.

CEO April Todd (Center)

CEO April Todd (Third from right)

Camera & Set Crew in Action

Camera & Set Crew in Action

Frame by Frame - Bedroom scene

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About: Michael Rey – #CountryMusic #Songwriter regulated by #RedneckHeaven #Jesuslovesyou boy.

I’m Michael Rey a Country Songwriter. I am originally from Hanna Wyoming. I’ve been listening to, & playing Country Music my entire life.

Michael Rey - Proud Father, US Army Veteran, Country Songwriter for America the beautiful.

Michael Rey – Proud Father, US Army Veteran, Country Songwriter for America the beautiful.

I am an US Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, Proud Father & musician. I’ve listened to all genre’s of music, but I always fall back to my roots. Which is Country Music.

I have no doubt that somewhere inside of my music is a dash of every song (no matter the genre) I’ve have ever listened to in my life. I hope this gives my songs I write (that just enough different) an edge over trying to chase or keep up with popular trends in Country music. I’ve done that in the past, and it can become rather hectic. I feel much more comfortable writing the way I write, and producing my songs the way I see fit.  I hope this way of thinking isn’t a risk, but rather an advantage.

Since I’m “Solely” a Songwriter, more than a singer. I can probably get a way with a little a little more creative space that the Artist would. Industry professionals are a Singer/Artist (self contained artist) will have to comply with stricter unwritten guide lines whey theya are trying to get a break into the music field. They must maintain a consistent style music for an album & such. Since I am a Songwriter, I use this extra flexibility to cover a lot of different areas withing Country music today. For example, if  I write song that feels a little Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B etc. I have realiable Producers I hire to demo & maintain the feel of that particular song. Or they have the creative space to pull it back into particular Country style they hear. More times than not, the song gets recorded in the best possible way, so that the song has its best possible chance of getting recorded by a

Major or Independent artist, TV, orFilm.

"Smoke Rings in the Dark" is a song written by Rivers Rutherford and Houston Robert, and recorded by American country music artist Gary

“Smoke Rings in the Dark” is a song written by Rivers Rutherford and Houston Robert, and recorded by American country music artist Gary

I don’t write for any particular Country style or type. I don’t write for trends that are out there. Even if I did, by the time my song was cut & hit the Artist’s camp. The trend would more than likely have passed. Leaving me with a great dated song. I can’t afford to do that.

I’m a Country Songwriter who is compassionate to every song I write. My motto is, it’s all 150% about the song from conception to completion. When my song is the absolute best I can make it. I would hope that you have been taken on a 3-4 minute journey of emotions, feelings, pictures, & story line, so when you’ve finish listening to my song you say. I can hear Blake or Keith singing it. 

"Cop Car" is a song written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, and Matt Jenkins, and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2014 as the third single from his studio album Fuse.

“Cop Car” is a song written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, and Matt Jenkins, and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2014 as the third single from his studio album Fuse.

"Drink on It" is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in January 2012 as the third single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. The song was written by Jessi Alexander, Rodney Clawson and Jon Randall.

“Drink on It” is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in January 2012 as the third single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. The song was written by Jessi Alexander, Rodney Clawson and Jon Randall.

When write a song it is’nt geared for a particular Major or Indie Artist. It’s written in a way that everyone can relate to it. I want you to say, “Oh I like that song, it doesn’t sound like anyone else.” That’s my payday.  Here’s a very good example or how my Country Music varies on extreme to the other because I’m not tied down to a paticular style or trend. “Frame by Frame” & “Do those THINGS!” are recorded in Nashville Tennessee by two completely different Producers that helped me achieve each songs full potential in to very different way. Listen to them both.

Here's your chance to Vote whether Michael Rey's Frame by Frame Music Video should be aired on "CMT" or "GAC" Please watch the video & vote. Thank you for participating.

Here’s your chance to Vote whether Michael Rey’s Frame by Frame Music Video should be aired on “CMT” or “GAC” Please watch the video & vote. Thank you for participating.

 “Frame by Frame” when you listen to it, has a real solid “Traditional Country” feel. Where as 111111Do those Banner“Do those THINGS!” has a total “Rockabilly” Pop type feel. Another song I wrote called “Easy” has what I call a Country Soul feel. If that field indeed does exist. Lastly, a song I wrote called “One Drop” has a great Americana feel type feel to it. Hopefully introducing you to my songs helps you to understand that yes, I am a Country Music Songwriter. I choose to be different, because I truly believe whoever cuts my songs be it Major or Indie artist. Everyone involved, our chances have increased by 500%. I use the best studio musicians Nashville Tennessee can offer. Some of them have played on Taylor Swift songs, some of them on Jason Aldean cuts. So for me to be able to get these songs into the hands of Major & Indie artists. You can help by purchasing them by “Clicking” the picture below. Help me give my songs the best chance of getting into the hands of Great Major & Indie artist today.11EasyLOGO Once again folks, I’m Michael Rey & I write each of my songs for the likes of Major & Independent Artists. These various artists may come across my songs through a “Pitch” from you, Twitter, Google+, Youtube,my Publisher, or any one of the many Social Media platforms I use. 

 Rey’s place & La Familar Mexican Restaurantplay a vital role in supporting my Country Songwriting, recording & producing Country Music Videos.

Please Comment here & everywhere you can & don’t forget your purchase of any of my songs, helps get them into the hands of Major & Indie artists to cut.

May God bless you all & thank you so much for your contribution,

Michael “Rey”

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About: Frame by Frame

My name is Michael “Rey”

I’m a Country Singer/Songwriter and I’ve been writing and recording my original country music for some time.  I have written many songs throughout my career. Many fast, slow, mid-tempo, waltz’s you name it. “Frame by Frame” is just one of those songs really took me. So I ran with it.

The idea of “Frame by Frame” came about when my oldest daughter “Teela” made me stop and think, “How will I deal with letting her go to marriage?” How would I handle myself when my oldest daughter Teela (seen below) would marry?  I remove thought from head quickly. But, I kept the idea of a song fresh in my mind for years. Not after writing down the idea first.

Teela 7

This is Teela at 2 years of age

Teela now

This is Teela today. She’s a respiratory therapist

I recorded a very rough Demo of the song. I’m a little shy to share the sound of that version. Believe me, it was rough.  I sat on the song until one day I was going through my old material. Whala! Not only could I play much better. I could write much better as well.  So, in January of 2013 sat down with my guitar and wrote the version you hear today. I sent and Mp3 demo and had the song produced  professionally in Nashville. I was pleased with the outcome.  After listening to the song 10,000 times I decided to make a “Music Video” of the song. Which you can see, by clicking on any of the pictures on my entire blog.

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The idea of using frames of pictures and video footage is very nice. I use particular ages of Teela in the song. Because she was so cute at those ages. The melody is warm and friendly. The payoff in the song is nice too. The chorus is easy to sing along with, and memorable.It leaves me with chills to this day. I’m proud of this work. I hope you enjoy it for years to come.

I hope you can get on our preorder list, or if you have any question about the song or upcoming products surrounding Frame by Frame. Please email us at: 

Frame by Frame - Bedroom scene

We used a fantastic Cast & Crew.

Camera & Set Crew in Action

Camera & Set Crew in Action

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We look forward to hearing from you.  Thank you very much,

Michael “Rey”

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>>Michael Rey<< Country Songwriter gets his songs into the hands of #Major & #Indiemusic artists Thanks to you!

In 4 very important ways, “you the listener” can help get my songs into the hands of Major & Independent artists. With your help, my songs can receive the boost they so desperately need in today’s Country Music Industry. 

"Drink on It" is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in January 2012 as the third single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. The song was written by Jessi Alexander, Rodney Clawson and Jon Randall.“Drink on It” is a song recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in January 2012 as the third single from his sixth studio album Red River Blue. The song was written by Jessi Alexander, Rodney Clawson and Jon Randall.

I’d like to introduce you to BandCamp .  It’s a great place for you & I to start this relationship. So here we go, I’m not a salesperson, I’m a Country Music Songwriter, so please forgive me if I sound a little on the nervous side. : )

I’d like to introduce you to BandCamp . It’s a great place for you & I to start this relationship. So here we go, I’m not a salesperson, I’m a Country Music Songwriter, so please forgive me if I sound a little on the nervous side. : )

Purchasing one of my songs at BandCamp helps the song  (it’s all about the song and not me) get into the hands of Major artist’s like Tim McGraw etc. With your help my song will also get into the hands of great Independent artists that are looking for a song to get their career off the best possible start. You & I are help the Major & Independent artists in many ways. Purchasing, sharing, gift giving, etc.

Many songs in today's Country Music are written by Songwriters like Michael Rey & Performed by popular artists.

“Young Love” is the title of a song recorded by American country music artist Kip Moore. It was released in November 2013 as the first single from his upcoming second studio album. Moore wrote the song with Dan Couch and Weston Davis

I pay for all of my songs Demo costs (so I’m not one of those who are waiting for quarters to drop from the sky). No matter whether my song is recorded in Nashville or locally. I cover the costs. Writing the song is fun and very inexpensive. However, pitching (sending the song out to different opportunities) to Industry professionals, Publishers, TV & Film costs.  There are a Zillion Independents to One Major Artist. So, this is where the sharing comes in.

"Smoke Rings in the Dark" is a song written by Rivers Rutherford and Houston Robert, and recorded by American country music artist Gary

“Smoke Rings in the Dark” is a song written by Rivers Rutherford and Houston Robert, and recorded by American country music artist Gary

By adding a little extra on top of the cost of the song you’re helping to get the song into the hands of Industry Professionals. BandCamp is a great platform for this quest of mine. You get to hear the song in its infancy (when the song doesn’t have all the instrumentation & 2 million dollar studio additions). Not many people get this opportunity to listen to a song before production. Imagine if you got a chance to own “Amarillo by Morning” before it was cut by George Strait. You would own a Songwriters cut (the version that was pitched to George Strait). You would recognize it right away. You would also own a what I like to call a “Collector’s item” Who knows how much that could be worth. This is just a different way of looking a opportunity for something one would purchase.  So when you buy one or all of my songs at BandCamp please know that you’re helping to get my songs into the hands of Major & Independent artists. If you believe in the song (not me, the musicians or anyone else Just the song). Then you know that your not just buying a song/s your purchasing an opportunity. 

My song page is here at Band Camp. It's a great place & it's easy for you.

My song page is here at Band Camp. It’s a great place & it’s easy for you.

By you sharing my songs with an Artist or local band (heck you might now George Strait)

"Amarillo by Morning" is a country music song written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser, and recorded by Stafford in 1973. Several cover versions have since been made, including a major 1983 hit for George Strait.“Amarillo by Morning” is a country music song written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser, and recorded by Stafford in 1973. Several cover versions have since been made, including a major 1983 hit for George Strait.

you may already know you’re giving a great opportunity to them. This could give them the edged they need to further their career. Or, perhaps launch it. I love the fact that I can involve you in this quest of mine. In time I’ll get to know you, & you’ll get to know me. By sharing, it shows a lot about the type of person you are. I know this because I have people from around the country sharing my music this very same way. The beautiful thing is that the people & I are seeing positive results. They express to me how good they feel about themselves to be involved in this quest. They tell me that the believe in the song. That makes me feel really good about what I’m trying to accomplish. Because no matter the quality of the recording of any of my song. “It’s all about the song.” Not me, not them, it’s the connection the song can have with anyone who listens to them. 

Giving the song as a gift is another way you help get the song get into the hands of Major & Independent artists. When you go to my BandCamp  page, you’ll see the “Give as a Gift” link. There are lots of ways my songs can become a gift for someone.  They may be in need, or injured, needing a little pick me up. My Songs cover a wide area. For example, my song “Heart of an Angel” (it’s not the best quality recording but it has been played lots of times in its original version countless time) that will be on BandCamp soon. It’s so easy to help others. Especially when you know how good it makes you feel inside. Plus, it’s helping the song get into the hands of Major & Independent artists everywhere.

"Cop Car" is a song written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, and Matt Jenkins, and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2014 as the third single from his studio album Fuse.

“Cop Car” is a song written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, and Matt Jenkins, and recorded by Australian country music singer Keith Urban. It was released in January 2014 as the third single from his studio album Fuse.

So, now you can see all of the ways your contribution can help my songs get into the hands of Major & Independent artists. I hope you can contribute today. You’ll feel good about it. This I’m sure.

I’m with BandCamp because they are a very Artist friendly site. They don’t require half of the sales. They give me a place to place my lyrics to my songs so that you can follow along. Merchandise options and much more. Visit my BandCamp & see for yourself. Please remember, “It’s all about the song.”

Thank you all in advance for your generous contributions,

Michael Rey - Country Songwriter for America the beautiful.

 Michael Rey – Proud Father, Son, Army Veteran, Country Songwriter for  this Great Country, “America the beautiful.”

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#Reverbnation – Places #Musician against Musician in a #competition no Musician wins. Ding, ding Musicians lose.

‘ve been a member of Reverbnation for almost a year. I’m registered in the Country genre for the state of New Mexico. Reverbnation has great tools for the musician to use to try to gather fans from all over the world. They have campaign programs for most social media sites. They have campaign options for most of the top download sites. Reverbnation has a charting system for local, global, and combined genre’s.

I’m starting to figure the strategy of Reverbnation.  You can give a Mechanic a box full of tools. But, it doesn’t make him a great mechanic. I believe Reverbnation operates under this concept. The basic tools are offered free. All the other required tools cost money that most musicians don’t have.

Reverbnation seems to put all the musicians in a sort of Marathon. A race, if you will. But in  this race, one can cheat. A musician can buy Facebook “Likes”, plays, views, just about anything to get up to the top of this race. The charts.

Being a musician myself, I’m very competitive. Which means, I’d do just about anything to win.

I have to ask myself, does a potential listener come to Reverbnation to buy or listen to music? I may stand corrected later, but I don’t they potential music buyers go to Reverbnation to buy or listen to music. I believe they’re referred by musicians. This places Reverbnation is a very sweet spot. Think about it. Most of the referrals come from musicians. All reverbnation has to do is provide purchasable tools for the musicians, download options for listeners and you’ve got a never-ending money-making system. Hint: not for the musician.

Exposure on Reverbnation? Yes. But think about it. Lets say there’s a black marble on 3000 square foot floor. This floor is covered with black marbles. And I ask you, “can you see me?” Your answer will be clear. Yes, but which marble are you?

This is the reason I’m going to try driving traffic here to buy my music as it becomes available.

There has to be an answer to this. more to come…..boxing-punch

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Michael Rey – Country Songwriter presents Sal Vigil

Sal Vigil

Sal Vigil is also a Country Singer/Songwriter. I’ve really enjoyed working with him.

Sal Vigil performs a Michael Rey & Sal Vigil Collaboration of a  song titled, How long will I pay? I hope you enjoy it. Purchasing the song, helps get the Michael Rey song into the hands of Major & Independent Artists. Meaning, that the Artist can choose to sing it or pass. That’s the business. I try every year. Thank you in advance for your Contribution, God bless, Michael Rey. note: Every Song purchase you make, helps assure that your chosen song gets into the hands of Major & Indie Artists. Thank you so much for your contribution.

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You the listener will profit from buying – Michael Rey songs

Hello, and thank you for stopping by. I’m Michael Rey, Country Music Songwriter heading towards Nashville Tennessee later this year in December 2014.

I’ve stated that you the listener (potential buyer) will profit by purchasing my songs that are often performed by other artists you may have never heard of.  Well, it’s simple, for the first time ever the internet makes it possible for me to give you an opportunity to listen or purchase my songs for a very minimal hassle free way. Here’s a great example for you.

How many times have you ever purchased something, anything and said to yourself or someone else  I don’t like this ? Well, with all of my songs you can do the same. Except, you don’t have to buy it (I hope you do though). For me, whatever choice you make is more than valuable to me. Why? Because I’ll know right away whether or not the song should be taken to the next level. In other words, you help me determine (your involvement is absolutely very much appreciated) accurately if I should invest in getting the song recorded in a bigger more expensive studio in Nashville. Which means the song should be placed in front of Major & Independent Artists, TV & Film. Right?

Since I am “solely” a Country Songwriter. I have to so send my songs out to camps (a group of individuals consisting of investors, management & such) of Major & Independent artists to see if they believe my song can advance a career for their artist, and be profitable. In some cases, even if the artist doesn’t like the song, the camp will vote, and the artist will have to sing the song (I know this sounds terrible, but like I’ve stated music is a business) it against his or her will. I wouldn’t want that for anybody on my behalf. However, music is a business.

I pay for my demo costs by the sales I make from “YOU” the valuable listener. So, for [.99 - 1.29] or more if you choose to.  I hope to keep providing you a great way to support & interact with me as I continue to create & write the best songs that I possibly can.  With your help, Who knows, one day a Top artist like Tim McGraw, or and Independent artist you never heard of like Tim Cooper can sing one of my songs. And you could say, yeah I know who wrote that song. I supported & involved myself with his Songwriting career. One thing for sure is that I will never forget to recognize anyone in my life that has supported me in one way or another. You the fan, the listener, my partner.

Don’t get me wrong, I not waiting for quarters to fall from the sky. I work very hard, just like you for every penny I make. However, since Songwriting is a part of the music business, I can’t afford to make mistakes. Even though a quote says, “Eventually we will run out of making mistakes”.

So please when you’re listening to my songs, try to remember what I stated above. Now you can listen to my songs with a new ear. When you purchase them you’ve help me to determine the song’s path. Your purchase buys much more than my song, it buys your faith knowing knowing you played an active role in the songs destiny. This is a just cause. I will continue to blog my Journey as I prepare to leave for Nashville later this year in December. “Click” the Pic below & get involved.  Thank you all so much,  Michael Rey.11BandCampBuyPage

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