When we first started this blog, we vowed to cover all the American Idol contestants, since they're pretty much uniformly great. We've done a respectable job so far, having featured Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, and that country girl a few weeks back. And this week we're highlighting Elliot Yamin, who, in season five, actually beat out rock god/bologna salesman Daughtry.
Everyone knows that Elliott is a vocalist of extraordinary gifts, and you'll agree after watching the video for "Wait For You," the second single off his debut album. But how many know that he's also a skilled songwriter? It's true: he signed an always-lucrative songwriting deal with Sony! "What the music business needs is good, soulful music," Yamin has said. "I give the people what they want."
Indeed he does! And, this week, Elliott will be giving our readers guidelines on how to write a great song. That's right... he'll actually give you easy-to-follow instructions on how to turn your innermostRead More »from Elliott Yamin, Framed