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Ira Blonder is the Managing Partner of Sound Kitchen Studios (www.soundkitchen.com)and The Blonder Group, LLC (www.blondergroup.com)
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Monday, April 30, 2012

Bill DiLuigi Teams With Chris Young

Bill DiLuigi Teams With Chris Young For “Dream Co-Write,” Records At Sound Kitchen By American Songwriter April 25th, 2012 at 8:00 am

“If Chris is going to sing it, it’s got to be a song for the girl.”

That’s how Bill DiLuigi (known as Bill “D” to most) summed up “Parking Lot Dancer,” the song he penned earlier this month with RCA Recording Artist Chris Young during his “dream co-writing session” in Nashville.

As part of his 2011 Lyric Contest “Grand Prize” package, DiLuigi teamed up with Young –- and songwriter Anthony Smith, who co-wrote Young’s No. 1 hit “Tomorrow” –- for a three-hour session on Music Row (see video below).  “We had a great time, and we all loved what we came up with,” DiLuigi said. “It was just a great day.”

Chris Young On Songwriting: Read The Q&A

Young co-wrote seven of the 10 tracks on his latest album, Neon. He recently scored his fifth consecutive No. 1 single with the song “You.”

As part of his prize, DiLuigi also cut a demo for his original song “Between Nowhere And Goodbye” (stream below) at Sound Kitchen Studios, the venerable recording facility in Franklin, Tennessee. Grammy-nominee Kent Wells, who produced Dolly Parton’s Backwoods Barbie, helmed the session, which included an A-list of Nashville session players.
Read DiLuigi’s Q&A with American Songwriter about his winning song, “Adelaide.”
Click here to enter the July/August Lyric Contest for a chance to win a Sheryl Crow Southern Jumbo Special Edition Guitar (MSRP $6233), as well as the 2012 Grand Prize “Dream Co-Write” and demo session.
Video shot and edited by Neal Dahlgren. Photo by Jamie Younger. Text by Caine O’Rear