Flatery will get you everywhere !
Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement.
Peatle, I have never tried to reach out to anyone - I wouldn't even know how to begin. I think you have to be a member of the songwriteres guild or something before they will even look at a song. I was watching a video on the history of Country music and Kris Kristopherson was working as a janitor at San Quentin and kept giving Johnny Cash's manager copies of his songs. Finally Johnny recorded one of them - "Sunday Morning Coming Down" - which became the beginning of Kristopherson's career. I don't think that work anymore in today's world.
Nah, I don't have a book. I really wouldn't even want much more than free tickets to a concert if a major star ever recorded a song of mine - I'm really not writing for any hope of monetary reward. ( Not that I wouldn't take some $ if they offered, but definitely not my main concern)
Jan and EB - TY
The "big name performers" that record my songs are pretty much right here on Chordie - and that is fine by me !! ( And thanks to all that have done so)
Thanks again to all
"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke