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Jerry Vandiver photo     Jerry Vandiver

Talent, passion, and persistence are woven through the fabric of Jerry Vandiver’s 19-year songwriting career. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Jerry began his professional pursuits when he moved to Nashville in the fall of 1984.

Since then, he has been an exclusive staff writer on Nashville's "Music Row" for Dick James Music, Little Big Town Music, Malaco Music, and Talbot Music.

Jerry co-authored a songwriting workbook with Gracie Hollombe entitled, Your First Cut - A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting There (now in its 3rd printing). Known as “The left-brain book for write-brain people,” Your First Cut is designed to guide, encourage, and enable the aspiring, serious songwriter toward the goal of achieving his or her first cut. (For more information, visit

Since its first printing in 2002, Jerry’s book tour has taken him to over 20 U.S. cities, presenting workshops sponsored by the Austin, Memphis, Seattle, Portland and Arizona Songwriters Associations, and regional chapters of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He has taught at colleges such as the Belmont University School of Music, the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and MusicTech College in St. Paul, MN.

Acknowledging those songwriters who came before him and helped him succeed, Jerry gives freely to those following in his footsteps. He enjoys teaching and sharing his time with aspiring writers and musicians. Jerry's a favorite guest teacher of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s “Senior Citizen Words & Music Program” and also mentors school-age children as a volunteer for the Hall of Fame’s “Words & Music Children’s Education Program.


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