Odie Blackmon

  • Vanderbilt University

    Songwriting class helps students find soulful collaborations across continents

    Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, to co-create original songs. Read More

    Jan. 13, 2021

  • Deanna Walker and Odie Blackmon teach songwriting at the Blair School of Music. (Vanderbilt University)

    Learn songwriting from the pros at Blair

    Grammy-nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon demystifies the world of songwriting for aspiring writers who may not read traditional music. Learn to write songs and have your songs critiqued by Music Row’s finest songwriters, publishers, producers and performers in Deanna Walker’s “Hit Songwriters Series.” Read More

    Aug. 7, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Explore music through Blair adult classes

    Blair School of Music offers adults private lessons in just about every instrument—strings, brass, piano, woodwinds, voice and folk instruments, including mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle. It’s never too late to start. Read More

    Aug. 12, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    10 questions with Odie Blackmon

    Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were… Read More

    Sep. 9, 2015

  • Odie Blackmon

    Songwriter Odie Blackmon shows Nashville hopefuls the Music Row ropes

    A Nashville songwriter responsible for No. 1 records by George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and Gary Allan is showing aspiring songwriters the Music Row ropes in a class at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Aug. 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCAST: Controlling your “inner elephant”

    Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were… Read More

    Sep. 10, 2010