singer songwriter producer
Valentine created his first songs strolling the fields and the dirt roads that ran through his family farm near the Blue Ridge mountains and the Shenandoah River in Virginia. In his teens he wrote classical poetry whose set meters and rhyme schemes later perfectly suited the lyrics he wrote for his rhythmic melodies. In his 20’s he created his most musically sophisticated songs, jazzy, “Vegas” showtunes with radical chords and inversions and mature lyrics. In his 30’s and 40’s he wrote songs predominantly for his movies and screenplays, and in his 50’s he wrote his 45 song Nashville library of country pop, country rock and ballads, some of which are political and have music videos.