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University Makes Commitment To Music


LEBANON, Tenn. - Cumberland University has teamed with Sony and a legendary songwriter to offer a Songwriters Institute. The program was unveiled during the recent graduation ceremonies.   

Songwriter Curly Putman putting his name on a new program at Cumberland University to help other songwriters make it big.

"I know that I can communicate with people, and I've proven it by the songs that I've written," said Putnam.

Songs take more to making hit music than words on paper, and was an often painful process that Cumberland University wants to help students figure out.

"They will unravel the many mysteries of the music industry. They will learn about publishing. They will learn recording. They will have opportunities to perform their own songs," said CEO of Sonic Music, Troy Tomlinson.

Tomlinson vowed to back the new Songwriters Institute and providing speakers, workshops and opportunities for students to showcase their talents.

"I can assure you that my company, Sony will be very supportive of this worthy new endeavor at Cumberland," said Tomlinson.

Putman received his honorary degree and the university opened the door for future songwriters who dare to dream of making it big.

"If you dream enough and want it bad enough, it can happen," said Putnam.

Putnam wrote several other big hits including 'He Stopped Loving her Today,' 'My Elusive Dreams,' and 'D-I-V-O-R-C-E.'

Cumberland University's new Songwriter's Institute

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