I ran across an interview with Gator Hole owner Galen Breen which was published in two parts at the SongGarage blog by Aaron Cheney. I found Galen's methodology for demo production helpful. More than that, he commented on how the Nashville "method" of writing-publishing-producing, while truly a cash cow, has a tendency to dilute the individuality of writers, who sacrifice their own "voice" for the standard methodology of co-writes. Interesting reading.
I'm John Rowland, a country songwriter, working man and father from East Texas.