Conversations with Missy: Hank Cochran PEN Fund Series, Marla Cannon-Goodman

by Missy Wolf / 2727 days ago / Comments

In my line of work, I meet and speak with artists almost daily. I enjoy building relationships/friendships with them. Sometimes I am blown away by how much we actually have in common, being that I cannot sing or really play an instrument. When I met Marla Cannon-Goodman, it was like I met my long lost twin.

Starting off, we sat backstage at 3rd and Lindsley watching another journalist interview Deborah Allen. We immediately got along and realized we were alike in several ways. What we did not realize until we were on-camera, was exactly how much we had in common. 

From the age of our daughters, to writing poetry in school and participating in the marching band, it seemed as though we lived the same life. The big difference between us is that she started out her career as a nurse, while I just saw them during routine hospital and doctor visits. 

During our conversation, we shared a few laughs and my eyes got big a few times when I realized we were so similar. Now, for those of you who are not familiar with this brilliant songwriter, let me clue you in. Maybe you have heard the song "The Fool" by  Lee Ann Womack, or "Rock On" by Tucker Beathard. Goodman co-wrote both of these chart topping songs along with several others.

Now, also serving as a board member for the Hank Cochran PEN Fund Non-profit organization, she is able to help make a difference in the lives of fellow songwriters who have faced a battle with cancer. Watch our conversation now to learn more about her role and what they do. I am so proud of this woman, this cause, and all those who have helped support it. ~Missy


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!