Country Music Hall of Fame


Family Program: Songwriting 101: Dylan, Cash, and the Art of Co-Writing

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 10:30am

Write a song as a group in this introductory workshop. Using “Wanted Man,” a collaboration between Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, as inspiration, Nashville-based songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Adam Ollendorff will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, imagery, rhyme scheme, and the Nashville tradition of co-writing. At the end, participants will sing and record their “co-write,” the group song. Ollendorff has co-written songs with Jim Lauderdale, Keb’ Mo’, and Maren Morris, among others.

This activity takes place in the Museum's Taylor Swift Education Center and is designed for guests ages 7 and up.


Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.

* Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.