Tag Archives: Jimmy Webb

We Write the Songs

“We give people an opportunity to hear the stories behind the song,” says Bud Tower, a professional songwriter and the founder of the New Orleans Songwriter Festival, which returns for its second year December 3-6. At last year’s festival, Jimmy Webb told the story of playing Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights” for Glen Campbell. “Glen ended [...]

Allen Toussaint and Jimmy Webb

  The inaugural New Orleans Songwriters’ Festival was a success, drawing over 100 performers for the Friday night Bluebird Cafe Open Mic at the Blue Nile, and attendance surpassed expectations for both writers’ rounds, including the evening at the House of Blues with Zachary Richard, Cassandra Wilson, Allen Toussaint and Jimmy Webb.  At that show, [...]

Jimmy Webb

For this special Backtalk with songwriting legend Jimmy Webb, we asked songwriter Jim McCormick to do the interview. McCormick is a staff songwriter for Warner Chappell Music in Nashville. His songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Luke Bryan, Ronnie Milsap, Anders Osborne, Amanda Shaw and many others. His song “Happy [...]