Global Songwriters Member Spotlight
Beverly Hingson, Songwriter
I grew up in a very small town in Southeast Georgia. To this day, it still doesn’t have even one traffic light! I was a loner even then and loved getting off to myself and listening to any kind of music I could get my hands on. My dad listened to country. My mom being the good southern Baptist she was, only listened to gospel. I took their styles in but didn’t limit myself and to this day love all types of music.
I started writing songs when I was about 20 years old, but wasn’t serious enough about it to pursue it as a career. It would take a couple more decades and a lot more life in the rear view to cause me to have the drive it takes to want to chase this dream with all my heart. Just over 4 years ago, I decided that I wanted to one day be known as one of the best songwriters in Nashville. I have worked towards that goal every day since that decision. Dec 5th of this year marked my first anniversary of actually living here and it has been one of the greatest experiences of my life! I have spent all of that time trying to move to the next level in order to really feel have a confidence level to pitch my work to anyone in town.
My first single song contract was with Sherrill Blackman for my cowrite Shut Up Love. My first referral was from Bradley Collins, head of Writer/Publisher relations at BMI for my song Getting Home to You. It was referred to Chris Young at Sony. My work is also currently being pitched by Bob Stegall (Bigger Picture Music Group, Keith Stegall) and most recently, I have been receiving cowrite invitations from some writers that I have greatly admired and even studied along the way.
I am drawn to songs that have great lines. Great production is… well it’s great… but those unique lines are what made me want to be a songwriter. The challenge of coming up with words that fit together in a way that no one else has put them together before is the high that I live for!! I hope to write as long as I am blessed to live on this earth.