The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup consisted of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lyne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
How does one get invited to play in a supergroup like that?
While it’s easy to point to the hits each of these talented artists made, I think it would be a mistake.
They wrote way more songs that no one listens to then ones that made the charts.
You’re invited not because you can write a hit but for the body of work you produce.
Drip by drip.
[Interestingly enough, Bob Dylan was at a career low point when he was invited to play.]