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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.

[Last modified: Monday, September 23, 2013 4:02pm]


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