"I have studied the songs Odie has been writing for years, watched him in the studio as a record producer and have relied on his instinct and input regarding the songs I write. He has been a tremendous asset to not only my songwriting but also to my production efforts and the songwriting seminars I've hosted. Odie has a 'big picture' view of the craft of songwriting, the elements that are necessary for songs to have their greatest commercial potential realized and all of this is coupled with the simple fact that Odie Blackmon has the heart of a teacher. Beginning writers and advanced alike all benefit from the many facets of expertise that Odie brings to every writing table."

Tommy Polk Director,
Ferriday Songfest