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Tyler Hubbard Reveals His Top Five “Beginner Songwriting Tips”

Tyler Hubbard shares his secret recipe to songwriting and his experience working with Keith Urban on his latest release, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

Before Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard became a staple on country radio and a world-renowned performer, he made a name for himself within the Nashville songwriting community. Hubbard’s savvy wordplay and storytelling soul cultivated an extensive catalog of cuts for some of country music’s biggest stars. 

The critically acclaimed hitmaker recently jumped on TikTok to reveal his secret songwriting recipe and to provide aspiring lyricists with valuable tips. The step-by-step tutorial is backed by Hubbard’s latest release “Dancin’ In The Country,” a bouncy two-stepping jam. 

Step  1: “When writing with others, be on time and try to bring at least one idea to the room.” 

Step 2: “Treat it like a 9 to 5…make time and space for it.”

Step 3: “Don’t be afraid to get a little vulnerable, but do it because it’s fun. It should be fun!” 

Step  4: “Keep a phone note of phrases, ideas, words…you never know when inspiration comes.” 

Step 5: Just start…really, like right now.” 

Each helpful resource was paired with in-studio footage of Hubbard completing each task. The vocalist revealed the sheet music to his solo debut single, “5 Foot 9,” a video of him diligently working alongside colleagues, channeling his creative side behind the soundboard and recording. 

Hubbard’s handbook garnered over 15.7K views on TikTok alone, and music hopefuls expressed their gratitude for the professional guidance in the comment section. 

“Great advice!! 🙏 🙏” said a follower. “Thank you, bro. I really did need this!” added another. 

The Georgia native previously embarked on a solo career, following his successful run with Florida Georgia Line. The EMI Records Nashville recording artist recently dropped his highly anticipated six-song collection, “Dancin’ In The Country.”

Hubbard co-wrote the title track with powerhouse Keith Urban, frequent collaborator Jon Nite, and Ross Copperman. Hubbard mentioned that the bouncy banger is an anthem explicitly made for living room dance parties with family and friends. 

“It’s just a song that makes me smile. It makes me feel good. It makes me want to party. It makes me want to dance,” said Hubbard on TikTok. “It was my first time writing with Keith, and I just remember coming in and just wanting to write something that feels good. I literally said, ‘we have dance parties with our kids every night after dinner and wanna write a song that the kids can dance to.” 

The chart-topping musician continued to reflect on his experience in the writing room with the global icon. 

“I’ll never forget watching Ross Copperman and Keith Urban just sit over there really diving in on guitar sounds, that was so fun. Just watching them do their thing, and me and Jon kind of sitting on the other corner trying to write lyrics to match this energy that they were creating. So, the tempo is a little unique for country and something that I’m just excited to play.” 

Hubbard and Ingrid Andress are slated to join Urban on The Speed of Now World Tour this fall as direct support. The must-see run will kick off on Sept. 3 in Mountain View, California, and will wrap in early November. Tickets are available for purchase, here

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