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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

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Can You Tell Whether A Song Is A Hit If It's Not On The Charts?

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Jerry Wonda hard at work behind a board in Platinum Sound Recording Studio in New York City. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

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How To Write A Hit: Think Like A Teenager (But Keep Parents In Mind)

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