I remember the “big songwriters” were people like Michael W. Smith, Darlene Zscech, Jeremy Riddle, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin.
But the fun part is that these people taught others their craft– the art of songwriting. They rubbed shoulders with people, spent time with them. Invested in them.
There’s an uprising of new songwriters today… Too numerous to count! Kari Jobe, Steffany Gretzinger, Kalley Heiligenthal, Amanda Cook, William Matthews, Leah Valenzuela, and so many more that would have never had the impact they do if people had not poured into them.
This is something I am learning from today… I really need to be better at putting this into practice!