YOU CAN WRITE A SONG!

Students of You Can Write A Song have gone on to write
SEVEN #1 HITS!
Writers gather from around the country to experience this exciting and fun traveling songwriting school.  Attendees enjoy spontaneous moments of music and worship as they participate in dynamic classroom exercises. Creative writing and songwriting have never been taught so simply and powerfully. Even if you don’t play an instrument, you can be a great writer. If you have ever dreamed of writing but didn’t know how to start, this series is for you. If you have ever written songs but didn’t know how to get to the next level, this teaching is for you.

Jeff Ferguson

Jeff Ferguson

Jeff Ferguson is a worship leader, pastor, guest speaker, author, recording artist and dad to Gabrielle.  Jeff's ministry is based in Orlando, Florida where he lives and has maintained an office in Dallas, Texas for the past twenty years with Angie and D'Ann; two sisters who began working with Jeff Ferguson Ministries in 1998.

As a songwriter, Jeff's songs have been recorded more than 4,000 times by artists including TD Jakes, CeCe Winans, Vickie Winans, The Crabb Family, Dottie Peoples, Clint Brown and many more.

Some of Jeff's most popular songs are, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed", "There is Power in the Name of Jesus", "At Your Feet", "We Love You, Lord", "Imagine a World Without Christmas", "Without the Cross", "Brothers and Friends" and "It Doesn't Matter Who You Are".

Jeff's music has been put into print hundreds of times and recorded or performed by the world's most popular choirs including Christ Church Choir, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Prestonwood Choir and Orchestra, Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir, Lakewood Choir and Orchestra and many others. Jeff has written contemporary Christmas songs included in several popular Christmas musicals.

Jeff's music has been nominated for multiple Grammy, Stellar and Dove Awards. Twice, Jeff has been nominated for Songwriter of the Year. Jeff is the founder of the popular event school, "You Can Write a Song!"

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Reba Rambo-McGuire

Reba Rambo-McGuire

Reba Rambo-McGuire is a GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter, author, minister and teacher. She’s the walking definition of a pioneering woman.
At the age of 13, Reba began traveling with her parents, Buck and Dottie Rambo, in the legendary southern Gospel group, The Rambos. Known for their innovative style of inverted, three-part harmony, The Rambos were one of the most successful Gospel trios of the 20th century.

As a teenager, Reba began a successful solo career in contemporary Christian music, garnering Dove Awards and GRAMMY nominations in a trailblazing genre that merged Christian lyrics with modern styles of music. She won her first Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year with her project Lady.
One of the major highlights of her career came when Reba and her husband Dony McGuire joined forces as Rambo McGuire and collaborated in writing a concept album, The Lord’s Prayer. The album won them a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Gospel Album Of The Year as well as a Dove Award for Praise And Worship Album Of The Year.

In 2001, Reba was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame along with her parents as members of The Rambos and today Reba carries on her family’s rich musical heritage through her family group Rambo McGuire. They recently released a Dove Award-winning recording titled Grassroots Rambos, celebrating the timeless songs of her mother, Dottie. They are joined on this album by their children, Destiny and Israel, and Reba's father, Buck.

Reba continues to compose and write songs with her husband Dony, including several new collaborations with Bill and Gloria Gaither as well as other well known writers across all genres of music. She has written her own column “There Has To Be A Song” for Gaither’s Homecoming Magazine.

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Tauren Wells

Tauren Wells

The lyrics from “Love Is Action” describe where Tauren Wells is as a recording artist embarking on a solo career. “I have more awareness of who I am, what I want to say and where I want to go,” he says. “I can’t say that I had that when I was younger.”
Tauren is the former frontman for Royal Tailor, a Provident Label Group/Sony Music act whose two albums over a five-year career garnered two Grammy nominations and another for New Artist of the Year from the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.

The group formed in college, but eventually, life pointed in other directions. The guys began to marry and start families. In 2015, the group parted ways to pursue individual interests.In many ways, pursuing a solo career felt like a complete reboot. In fact, May 2016 saw the release of Tauren’s first music in three years. The hard-hitting “Undefeated” featured Reach Records’ rapper KB and served as the soundtrack for the internet-famous Dude Perfect’s “World Records Edition” episode on YouTube, which has garnered over 23 million views since its release.

It’s a taste of the unconventional approach he and his team are planning. “I want to be a pioneer for Christian music, but I’m not trying to be famous or be cool for the sake of being cool,” he explains. “I want to say something that impacts people.”
Back home, Tauren and his wife, Lorna, have been quietly busy building a life around ministry and music. In addition to serving on staff at her father’s church in Houston (Royalwood), the two have launched a private music academy called Prisma Worship Arts School, which has expanded to two locations with 20 “Dream Coaches” and 100 students – in just two years.

Throw a toddler, Kanaan, and newborn, Lawson, into the mix and their family surely has their hands full, but Tauren feels compelled to do more. His wife champions the idea: “We said this from the beginning: This is a family calling.”
His message? “I feel called to call greatness out of people,” he says. “If people have spoken a low expectation of someone’s life, I want to be the voice that raises the ceiling, makes them feel like they can do something great.”

The excitement and positivity are palpable not only in his talk but his music as well. Tauren’s energetic style plays on pop sensibilities with a heavy dose of urban appeal, likened to Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and OneRepublic.

In short, be prepared to dance. “We’re going to get down a little bit,” he says. “At the same time, I feel provoked to do something. I want it to be multi-dimensional. I want them to leave inspired, but also asking questions: What do I do next? What does what I’m feeling mean, and what do I do with it? I feel like at that point, we can give them a vision: Here are ways you can express your gifts. I feel like the music is the runway to taking people somewhere.”

To do that, Tauren knows he’ll have to “plot a new course.” That goes down to the details of his record deal with Provident as well. “They’re doing new things with me that they haven’t done before. They’re using me and a couple other artists that are outside of the norm to try some new strategies, which is exciting for me.”

While he’s perfectly positioned for success as he hits the road with KB and Blanca at the end of this summer, then with Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey this fall, he’s taken steps to make sure his connection to family and church doesn’t change with the territory. “I know that when I am done being an artist in this capacity, I will either be on staff at the church or start a church,” he says. “That’s the ultimate thing that I’m going to do. I value it now.”

It gives him hope as well in the tough moments he has to leave his family to travel. “Kanaan’s starting to get old enough to understand that I’m leaving,” he says. “I tell him, ‘You know why I’m leaving? To tell people about Jesus. That’s what we do.’ I am an extension of them.”

As an extension, or said another way, a voice, Tauren’s calling others into greatness.

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Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson worked at Hillsong London for 10 years from 2004 to 2014. Currently he serves as the Creative Pastor for Lakewood Church in Houston, texas with Joel Osteen.

(Full bio to come.)