Artist of the day: Mike Deeson
You may know Mike Deeson as the senior investigative reporter for the local CBS affiliate, WTSP-Ch. 10. But he's also a musician.
Deeson is the regional coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International. Sometimes the two worlds overlap, like when he co-wrote the song Paradise Lost with friend and fellow songwriter Heather Leigh for a 10 News special on the BP oil spill. The song was nominated for an Emmy in 2011. He writes music in his home studio, which is equipped with a keyboard, guitars and music software.
"To me, writing a song, it's very much like a news story," Deeson said. "It's got to have a beginning, a middle and end, it's got to be a concise time period. You can't change voices in a news story, nor in the song."
For more on Mike Deeson's life as a songwriter, click here for Keely Sheehan's profile.