Dr Hurte is a singer, songwriter and author.
He is also a teacher and the executive vice-president at Victory Baptist College.
He is also the associate pastor at Victory Baptist Church.
said, "Writers start pitching songs before they have learned the craft.
said, "Groups tend to lock into a certain few writers that they trust, which is a great plan because (a) it saves a lot of time and (b) many of the groups are very poor at choosing songs, so using proven writers is safe!"
said, "Rookie writers love to talk of how their songs came from God (and I say Amen if He
did) but many writers...throw around the "God gave me this song" phrase like a sack of beans.
I seldom say that God gave me a song till I see God do something great with that song, then I "MIGHT" say that God me a song.
I fear that many use that phrase as an out to keep from having to put their shoulder to the wheel and learn the craft.
hit a line-drive, right down the middle.
I've heard the statement "God Gave Me This Song" more times than I can or care to remember, and most of the time it was made by a writer who was undeveloped and didn't have sense enough to be embarrassed to give God glory for an undeveloped song that He
God is the greatest songwriter that has ever been, is, or will ever be, and to give Him credit for a poorly written song should be a sin or a crime or at least a misdemeanor or something far from being bragged about or unjustly used as a seal of approval for a job incomplete.
also said, "Just assuming that you are good enough to walk on the scene with no training of any kind is probably pretty presumptuous."
used the words "pretty presumptuous" he
wasn't being flattering or referring to beauty and luxury but rather to arrogantly or ignorantly believing something that isn't true, logical or beneficial.
said, "Writers are ill-informed about how to get songs to groups."