John Chisum

John Chisum is a veteran songwriter, publisher, and worship leader. He was VP of Publishing for Star Song Media and Director of Song Development & Copyright for Integrity Music. He is currently Managing Partner for Nashville Christian Songwriters. He has been married to Donna for 39 years and they have one daughter, Aly.


Creating a Worshipful Atmosphere with Your Songwriting

Creating a Worshipful Atmosphere with Your Songwriting

Is our job as songwriters to lead people to the presence of God? Or is it to help others realize we’re already there by creating a more worshipful atmosphere? John Chisum discusses ways songwriters…
Are You Called to Be a Songwriter?

Are You Called to Be a Songwriter?

Almost every songwriter I talk to describes songwriting as their “passion” or their “calling.” But are we really called to songwriting like a preacher to the pulpit or a missionary to Madagascar?   What is the evidence of a calling to write songs and how do you fulfill it?   While it might seem to some that… View Article
Sticky Songwriting

Sticky Songwriting

Ever wonder what it is that makes people love certain songs? Why do some songs seem to stick with you long after you’ve heard them, even years later? Are there certain things about them you can learn and use to make your songs sticky? Absolutely. In fact, hit songwriters have known for years that there… View Article
God Gave Me A Song… Now What?

God Gave Me A Song… Now What?

God has given you a song. Maybe you sat down with your guitar one day and it started flowing out effortlessly. Or, you were driving in your car when suddenly this incredible melody came to you that felt so powerful you thought the whole world should hear it. Or maybe you’ve been writing poetry since… View Article