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Tom Douglas, who's written songs for Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, George Strait and Randy Travis, among others, says he doesn't think about writing a hit when he's working -- he thinks about what the lady shopping at Harris Teeter wants to hear. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Aldean, who sings the version of "I Ain't Ready To Quit" that you can hear on the radio. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nashville's Country Music Hits: All The Cooks In The Kitchen

Songwriters, song pushers and publishers all have a hand in taking a song from an idea to the radio.

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The Making Of A Hit Song: Jerry Wonda's Platinum Sound

Producer Jerry Wonda uses the word "sonic" to describe the sounds and effects he uses to make a hit.

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How To Write A Hit

Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.

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