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Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Kenny Chesney, Miley Cyrus, Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Charlie Puth, Lady A, George Strait, Brett Eldredge, Christina Perri, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Evanescence, Eric Church , Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, and many others.
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The Warren Brothers
The Warren Brothers are highly sought-after songwriters and entertainers with 9 #1 songs to their credit. They have written hits for Tim McGraw (“If You’re Reading This”, “Felt Good on My Lips”, “Highway Don’t Care”), Toby Keith (“Red Solo Cup”), Keith Urban (“Little Bit of Everything”), Faith Hill (“The Lucky One”), Martina McBride (“Anyway”, “Wrong Baby Wrong”), Dierks Bentley (“Feel That Fire”), Jerrod Niemann (“Drink To That All Night”) and many others.
Brett and Brad have also had their songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Gary Allan, Tyler Farr, Billy Currington and many other A-list country artists. In addition, the brothers have also written songs for rock artists including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nickelback, Hinder, Joss Stone and Boys Like Girls.
The Warren Brothers started as recording artists in their hometown of Tampa, FL. They moved to Nashville in 1995 and in 1997 signed a record deal with RCA records. They made 3 albums for RCA’s sister label BNA Records. During that time, they toured extensively as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, as well as opened for many other artists. Since then, McGraw has recorded over 20 of their songs, including his newest single “Thought About You.”
The Warren’s are the total package of entertainment, hit songs, great stories, fun and making a connection to an audience.
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Josh Kear is the only songwriter in Grammy history to win Best Country Song three times (for Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away”). He also won CMA, ACM, and ASCAP Song of the Year awards for “I Need You Now,” which spent 14 weeks at #1 on the AC chart and 5 weeks at #1 on the country charts.
Kear has a total of 15 number one songs, including Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You”, Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light”, and Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care”. His most recent #1’s are “Woman, Amen” by Dierks Bentley and “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan, which spent three weeks on top of the country charts.
The long list of country and pop performers who have cut his songs also includes Frankie Ballard, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Puth, Jimmie Buffet, Labrinth, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Darius Rucker and many others.
Josh has incredible gifts as, not only a songwriter, but a storyteller, singer, and entertainer, and knows how to connect to an audience whether it’s an intimate private dinner or a large scale corporate or conference event.
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Lee Thomas Miller
Lee has charted 20 years-worth of chart singles with 7 of them reaching #1 including songs from Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols and Terri Clark. He is a 3-time Grammy award nominee and has won other major industry awards including CMA and ACM Song of the Year for “In Color” by Jamey Johnson, as well as Music Row Magazine and Nashville Songwriter’s Association annual awards.
Miller has scored two recent Brother’s Osborne singles and had the latest Tim McGraw song, “Thought About You.” He has also written songs for Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett and many others.
Lee is the former President of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) and spends time in Washington D.C. representing and lobbying for the rights of the American songwriter.
Lee is an amazing songwriter performer who skillfully delivers hit songs, fascinating stories, and is one of the best at interacting with a crowd and making them part of the experience.
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His songs have been at #1 for 25 weeks and they’ve sold over 60 million records, but Wendell Mobley continues to create refreshing lyrics and melodies for the biggest acts and brightest newcomers. Since making his way from his hometown of Celina, OH, Wendell has had huge success with #1 hits such as “Take Me There” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Tattoos In This Town” and “A Little More Summertime” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.
Mobley has had other songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain and many others. He also has shown his range of talents with other projects including the national ad campaign for Napa Auto Parts, by writing and singing their theme song, “Napa Know How.”
Wendell has one of the best voices in country music (or any genre for that matter), and it’s always fun watching people be blown away by his incredible combination of writing and vocal talent at a live songwriter performance.
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Grammy Award winner Natalie Hemby has become one of music’s defining songwriters. The Grammy Award winner has written seven #1 singles including Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic,” Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” and her most recent Jon Pardi’s “Heartache Medication.” She’s also written songs for Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Amy Grant, Eli Young Band, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Labrinth, Lucie Silvas, and many others.
“Automatic” earned Hemby a Grammy for Best Country Song in 2015. The hit also took home ACM Song of the Year honors the same year, as well as a NSAI Song of the Year win and a CMA Song of the Year nomination in 2014. In 2017 she released her first solo project entitled Puxico and opened for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on tour.
In 2019 Natalie scored two songs on the #1 album soundtrack to “A Star Is Born,” including “Always Remember Us This Way,” which was nominated for a 2020 Grammy for overall Song of the Year and “I’ll Never Love Again,” which won the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
In 2019 Natalie joined with Maren Morris, Brandi Carlisle and Amanda Shires to form the supergroup The Highwomen and released several tracks including “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table,” both co-written by Hemby. The group continues to receive world-wide critical acclaim for their self-entitled album, which debuted #1 on the country charts.
The culmination of her unparalleled journey is reflected on her brilliant sophomore record “Pins and Needles” released in 2021. The albums finds Hemby reaching the pinnacle of her career after decades of establishing an incredible and versatile presence in the music industry – now with the record label deal she had dreamed of as an aspiring artist in her early 20’s.
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David Hodges is a multi-platinum, Grammy, and BMI award winning writer and producer. He was a founding member of Evanescence and has been penning hits with and for world-renowned artists for over a decade, selling over 65 million records. His #1 singles include “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal” (Evanescence), “A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri for Twilight), “Because of You” (Kelly Clarkson), “See You Again” (Carrie Underwood), and most recently “Miss Me More” (Kelsea Ballerini). He also co-wrote powerful hits such as “Dear Hate” (Maren Morris and Vince Gill), “Going Under” (Evanescence), and “What About Now” (Daughtry). Other artists who have cut his songs include Keith Urban, Jason Mraz, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink 182, Ben Rector, Betty Who, Devin Dawson, Switchfoot, and many others.
Hodges has released many of his own albums and EP’s over the last ten years, including three in 2019 (“The December Sessions Volume 3,” “Discrepancies in the Recollection of Various Principles / Side A” and “Side B”). All fantastic projects.
David offers a unique mix of country, pop, and rock hits and is an incredible vocalist, musician, and entertainer. We are proud to have such a gifted artist as a Songwriter City partner.
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Premier singer/songwriter, Jessi Alexander, is the writer of some of the chart-topping hits on country and pop radio. Alexander has penned five #1’s including “I Drive Your Truck” recorded by Lee Brice which won Song of the Year from the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional #1’s includes Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and “Drink On It”. Her most recent chart topper was in 2020 with Scotty McCreery’s “In Between.”
Alexander’s career skyrocketed with her worldwide hit “The Climb”. Miley Cyrus recorded the song and it soon became the anthem for her box office hit “The Hannah Montana Movie” and won the 2009 MTV Movie Awards ‘Best Song From A Movie’.
Other artists who have recorded Jessi’s songs include Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Little Big Town, High Valley, Ashley Monroe, Patty Loveless, Eric Paslay, Trisha Yearwood, Celine Dion, Darius Rucker, Will Hoge, and more.
Jessi is one of the best female vocalists in Nashville and there are many more hits and great things coming for her in the years ahead.
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Songwriter, artist, rapper and producer Shy Carter has reached all corners of the industry with his early success. With credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven” to Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Carter is one of the most formidable up-and-coming talents in Nashville and beyond. He is among the writers behind Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” Sugarland’s smash hit “Stuck Like Glue” and Rob Thomas’ single “Someday.” In addition to his feature on Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” Carter has collaborated with Keith Urban on both “Never Coming Down”and “My Wave.” Named to Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list, he has also worked with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly and more.
Music has always been in Rhett Akins’ blood. The Valdosta, GA. native grew up in a close-knit family that supported his musical interests and his desire to pursue music as a career.
One of Rhett’s song demo tapes found its way to the reactivated Decca Records label. Impressed by what they heard, they quickly signed Rhett to a recording contract. In 1995 his first album, A Thousand Memories was released to critical acclaim and spawned his first # 1 single and a song he co-wrote “That Ain’t My Truck”. That success was duplicated the following year with his second #1 single, “Don’t Get Me Started”, from his follow up album “Somebody New”.
Rhett has an incredible 32 career number one singles as a songwriter, including: “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi, “All Over Me” by Josh Turner, “Gimmie That Girl” by Joe Nichols, “Put A Girl In It” by Brooks & Dunn, “Take A Back Road” by Rodney Atkins, “I Don’t What This Night To End” by Luke Bryan, “I Can Take It From There” by Chris Young, “All About Tonight”, “Honey Bee” and “Boys Round Here”, all three by Blake Shelton, “Point At You” by Justin Moore, “Hey Girl” by Billy Currington, “When She Says Baby” by Jason Aldean, “Get Me Some Of That” and “It Goes Like This” by Thomas Rhett and many others.
Akins was named BMI’s songwriter of the year in 2011 and received Triple Play Awards in 2012, 2014, and 2018 for having three number one singles in a 12 month period. Most recently, he was named 2018 ACM Songwriter of the Year.
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Award winning songwriter, Tim Nichols has been writing hit songs and entertaining audiences for over two decades. A veteran in the country music industry and a well-known personality across the country, he’s become one of the genre’s most respected and well-liked members. He’s known for an easy-going, honest manner, creative lyrics and comical banter onstage when playing live shows.
Like what’s playing on the radio, Nichols’ music has evolved over the years. He has won countless BMI awards as well as accolades from CMA, ACM and NSAI organizations. While fans of classic country music appreciate his number one hits for artists like Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Reba McEntire, Keith Whitley, Lee Ann Womack and multiple others, today’s country hit makers and newcomers are just as thrilled about his recent work. You might recognize a current hit by Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Jana Kramer, or Chris Young, when Nichols takes the stage in a writer’s show. And, of course, crowd favorites always include record setting hits like Jo Dee Messina’s “Head’s Carolina, Tails California”, and his Grammy Award winning “Live Like You Were Dying” recorded by Tim McGraw.
Nichols is a writer and performer for all ages and never ceases in his quest to move people and touch hearts with his honest lyrics.
Most days, he’s working in the writing rooms of his publishing company, THiS MUSIC, along with other award winning talents, but you can often find him onstage performing for select groups seeking an authentic entertainment experience. He travels throughout the US in addition to playing his songs and telling the stories behind them to both event attendees and corporate clients. His onstage dynamic is unparalleled and he’s at his best when engaging an audience to get lost in a song.
Whether alone or in the company of his fellow songwriting friends or artists, who often join him in performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bluebird Cafe or in a private venue, he provides a moving show that completely entices every type of audience.
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For over a decade, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Brett James has been one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters in Nashville having had more than 300 of his songs recorded by major label recording artists. James has become a fixture on the Billboard Country chart with 25 #1 songs and scores of top 20 singles to his credit.
A native of Oklahoma City, Brett attended Baylor University where he completed two years of medical school before moving to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a country star. In 1995, Brett James was signed to the Arista subsidiary Career Records and subsequently released his self-titled debut album. Career Records was later dissolved in consolidation and with it, James’s recording artist aspirations. Brett persevered and became known primarily as a songwriter for other country and pop music artists.
His #1 songs include Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel”, which received Grammy Awards for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and also number-one hits for Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Tim McGraw, Jessica Andrews, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, Miranda Lambert, and more.
The list of artists that have recorded songs penned by Brett James resembles a who’s who in country music list, but also straddles genre lines into American and pop music. Some notable pop artists to record James’ songs include Kelly Clarkson, Jon Bon Jovi, Daughtry, The Backstreet Boys, Chicago, and Leona Lewis. Brett has also scored #1 songs in Europe and a worldwide top 5 Latin hit with the song ‘Todo Mi Amor’ recorded by Paulina Rubio. Outside the writer’s room, Brett’s talents have earned production credits that include Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson, Josh Gracin and Kip Moore.
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Grammy winning songwriter and producer Jordan Reynolds, originally hailing from St. Louis, has quickly made a name for himself in Nashville. Reynolds’ songwriting is a fusion of classic Country and soulful pop. His songs have been cut by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Camila Cabello, Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett, Carly Pearce and many others. Reynolds scored his first #1 with Dan + Shay’s “Tequila,” which was named 2019 ACM Song of the Year, and also their follow up single “Speechless,” which spent 4 weeks at #1.
Jordan also has a #1 with two other Dan Dan + Shay singles including “All To Myself” and the wordwide smash, “10,000 Hours” which featured Justin Bieber. He also has the latest Dan + Shay single “Glad You Exist.” In addition, Jordan co-wrote the 14 week #1 CCM hit “God Only Knows” by For King & Country. Reynolds has won two Grammy Awards for “Speechless” and “God Only Knows.” Jordan is an incredibly gifted singer, songwriter, and storyteller.
Liz Rose is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, 2007 SESAC Nashville Songwriter of the Year, founder of a music publishing company, and most recently, Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee. Rose was born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area. In the mid-1990s she moved to Nashville and began writing songs at the age of 37. One of her first cuts was “Elisabeth” recorded by Billy Gilman in 2001. In 2003, Gary Allan took Rose’s “Songs About Rain” into the country Top 10.
A frequent collaborator of Taylor Swift’s, Rose co-wrote 16 songs with Swift, including the #1 crossover hits “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “You Belong With Me” (which won the 2010 BMI Award for Song of the Year), “Tim McGraw” and “White Horse” (which won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Country Song).
Rose was the recipient of the 2012 ACM Award for Song of the Year in honor of Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.” In 2015, she won Song of the Year at the Country Music Association awards and won the Grammy for Best Country Song for co-writing “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town. “Girl Crush” was written with Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna, and collectively they call themselves The Love Junkies. Most recently the trio collaborated on Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty.” She has also penned songs for many other artists including Tim McGraw, Dan and Shay, Alison Krauss, Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young, Bonnie Raitt, and more.
Liz Rose is not only a songwriter, but a successful publisher. Rose began as a publisher before signing her first songwriting deal with Jody Williams Music. In 2010, Rose launched Liz Rose Music with her son Scott Ponce as a home for burgeoning songwriters. The company’s roster now includes Phil Barton, Cameron Bedell, Seth Ennis, Alyssa Micaela, Emily Shackelton, Caitlin Rose, with legacy writers Corey Crowder, Jeff Middleton, Stephony Smith, Jesse Walker, Femke Weidema, Chuck Wicks, and Walt Wilkins. The company operates on the simple principle, “Great Songs, Great People.”
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GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Award-winner, Jon Randall has done it all over his three-plus decades in the music business, working as a songwriter, guitarist, and critically acclaimed producer with some of the biggest names in country, bluegrass, and Americana.
Born and raised in Dallas, Randall caught his first big break after moving to Nashville, where he was invited to join Emmylou Harris’s Nash Ramblers band. In the years to come, he would go on to release a series of widely lauded solo records, produce for Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, among others, and write with and for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Guy Clark, Kenny Chesney, and countless more. He’d go on to earn a slew of award nominations, as well, and take home CMA Song of the Year honors in 2005 for “Whiskey Lullaby,” recorded by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, and the ACM Song of the Year trophy in 2018 for “Tin Man,” which he penned with Lambert and Ingram on one of their regular writing retreats to Marfa, Texas. The three returned there in 2019 to record their wonderfully authentic Marfa Tapes album, a critically acclaimed collection of songs the trio wrote together over various trips to Marfa, encapsulated in raw and honest live recordings.
In 2021 Jon returned to his roots and embraced the full spectrum of his artistry with the recording and release of his stellar new self-entitled album.
A force to be reckoned with, Jon Randall continues to write, record, perform, and produce in the heart of Nashville.
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Matt Jenkins is a top singer/songwriter from Ft. Worth, Texas. A 2017 CMA Triple Play Award Winner, he has earned 8 #1 singles including “Buy Dirt” by Jordan Davis and Luke Bryan, “Happy Anywhere” by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, “Do I Make You Wanna” by Billy Currington, “Song For Another Time” by Old Dominion and “Setting The World On Fire” by Kenny Chesney ft. Pink.
He also wrote Florida Georgia Line’s “Confession”, Dustin Lynch’s “Where It’s At” and Keith Urban’s hit single “Cop Car.” Not only do his songs top charts but they also set the mood for TV’s biggest shows including his song “Fade Into You” placed in ABC’s show Nashville. Jenkins has also appeared multiple times on the Grand Ole Opry played shows with Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Old Dominion and more
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Nicolle Galyon is an ACM and NSAI Song of the Year winning singer/songwriter/producer from Sterling, Kansas. She moved to Nashville in 2002 and signed her first publishing deal with Warner/Chappell in 2007. As an artist, Galyon appeared on the 2nd season of NBC’s The Voice and was chosen by Adam Levine for his team. As a songwriter, she celebrated her first #1 with “We Were Us”, a duet by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. Nicolle also penned, “Automatic”, the #1 lead single from Lambert’s album Platinum, which included 5 songs by Galyon. “Automatic” went on to win NSAI & ACM Song of the Year and was nominated for both Grammys and CMA awards.
Galyon’s most recent #1 songs include Kenny Chesney’s “All The Pretty Girls”, Keith Urban’s “Coming Home” & Dan & Shay’s multi-week #1 “Tequila”, which has been nominated for CMA Song of the Year and has also taken a run up the Hot AC Charts. Last year, Galyon co-wrote and co-produced the debut album Wild Horse from Warner Bros. artist, RaeLynn, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Most recently, Galyon co-wrote the song “Consequences” by Camila Cabello on pop radio. She is also a board member for the Nashville Songwriters Association, heavily involved with the CMA Foundation’s music in the school’s initiative and is the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country Mentor. Galyon has had other songs released by Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Michael Ray, Lauren Alaina, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Ryan Hurd, Lucy Hale, Danielle Bradbery, Martina McBride, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, Josh Kelley, Dallas Smith, and Maggie Rose.
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JT Harding first moved from his native South Detroit to Los Angeles to pursue music; there, he worked as an assistant to the band Linkin Park, made a demo tape with prize money he won on the VH1 game show Rock & Roll Jeopardy! and was subsequently signed by EMI and Atlantic Records. After penning his first hit, Uncle Kracker’s single “Smile,” JT relocated to Nashville and joined the city’s songwriting community.
Harding has since written country #1’s “Sangria” by Blake Shelton, “Somewhere With You” by Kenny Chesney, “Alone With You” by Jake Owen, “Different For Girls” by Dierks Bentley, and “Somewhere In My Car” by Keith Urban. He’s had other cuts by Billy Currington, Goo Goo Dolls, Five For Fighting, Matt Nathanson, Rascal Flatts, and more top artists.
Harding is the biological son of actor and comedian Jay Thomas, who put him up for adoption at an early age. His adoptive parents, Larry and Kendra Harding, moved from Nashville to Grosse Pointe, MI when Harding was young. His adoptive father worked at a rock radio station in Detroit.
JT is a special talent, gifted not only in songwriting, but comedy and entertaining.
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In 1993, Douglas attended a songwriters’ seminar in Austin and he played “Little Rock” for producer/publisher Paul Worley who took some of his songs back to Nashville with him. Sony/ATV/Tree signed Douglas as a staff writer and in June 1994, “Little Rock,” as sung by Collin Raye, became his first number one hit and was nominated for CMA Song of the Year in 1994. He moved back to Nashville with his family three years later.
He earned his second number-one hit on the pop charts in 1998 with “The Gift” as recorded by and co-written with Jim Brickman. In 2001, Tim McGraw took “Grown Men Don’t Cry” to number one, and subsequently collaborated with Tom on the top three-country hit, “My Little Girl,” which also became the end title for the Fox film, “Flicka”, in 2006. “Love’s the Only House” recorded by Martina McBride reached the top-five on the Country charts followed by another hit, “God’s Will.” From the summer of 2009 to the summer of 2010, Tom achieved a rare Triple Play Award in which he had three number one hits in a year: Lady Antebellum’s (co-written with the group) “I Run To You” followed by Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice” and concluding with Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”.
In 2010, he also had a single with Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World”. Tom’s song “Raise ’em Up” was #1 for Keith Urban and Eric Church in the spring of 2015. Tom’ s song “The House That Built Me” was nominated for 2010 Grammy Song of The Year and Country Song of The Year and won CMA Song of the Year as well as ACM’s Song of The Year and Single Record of the Year. In that same year, Tom was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song “Coming Home” featured in the film “Country Strong”. In 2014, Tom’s song “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” was nominated for the Grammy’s Country Song of the year.
In 2014, Tom was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
“Tom Douglas is, quite simply, our conscience. He shines a spotlight on the dark side of society so brightly that we can no longer ignore it. He’s a realist, but he’s also an optimist. As he says, the pain in this world is great, but the love is even greater. I love his raspy voice. When you hear him sing, you know he just knows. He’s lived every word that he writes. He makes mature music for mature people. He’s had some huge hits, but I always like his versions better. No one can sing a Tom Douglas song better than Tom.” – Music journalist Beverly Keel
Tom is a songwriting treasure and we love to get him on a stage to show his gifts of music and storytelling to others.
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Born in Amarillo, Texas, Jon Nite is a CMA and ACM award winning singer/songwriter who has written over twenty top 10 country hits. His many #1 hits include “Living” by Dierks Bentley, “I Hope” by Gabby Barrett, “We Were Us” by Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, “Beachin” by Jake Owen, “Strip It Down” by Luke Bryan, “Break On Me” by Keith Urban, “Think A Little Less” by Michael Ray, “If I Told You” by Darius Rucker, and more.
Jon co-wrote Cole Swindell’s single, “Break Up in the End,” earning a Grammy nomination and ACM nomination for 2019 Country Song of the Year. His songs have also been recorded by stars like Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Brett Young, Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney, Chase Rice, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Adam Craig, Dustin Lynch, and many others. Jon currently lives south of Nashville with his wife and their two beautiful children.
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Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Neil Thrasher has been surrounded by music his whole life. Influenced by both sides of his family, Neil grew up watching his father perform professionally as part of The Thrasher Brothers it was only natural that Neil would do the same.
After a few year of recording his own music, other artist began recording songs he had written and as fate would have it, it was then that songwriting would become his passion. Devoting his career to be a full-time songwriter and eventually being named “2004 ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year.”
Thrasher has penned many #1 hits including “Fast Cars & Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts, “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Fly Over States” and “Night Train” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser”. His latest #1 was “Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean.
Neil’s songs have also been recorded by some of music’s most successful acts including: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others.
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Emerson Hart is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and producer. He is the lead singer and songwriter of the alternative rock band Tonic.
Tonic’s first release, Lemon Parade, was a multi-platinum success, featuring the hit songs, “Open Up Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See” (the former written by Hart and co-writer Jeff Russo and the latter written by Hart), the latter of which became top 9 most played rock in 1997. In 1999, Tonic returned with their second album and the mainstream rock hit, “You Wanted More”. In 2002, Tonic released their third LP, Head On Straight. In 2003, Tonic received two Grammy nominations – one for best Rock Performance by Duo or Group with Vocal for “Take Me As I Am”, and the second for Best Rock Album. Hart also co-wrote the 2005 Ingram Hill hit, “Almost Perfect,” which reached the top 25 on the Hot AC chart.
Emerson has also written songs for The Jayhawks, Sister Hazel, Honey Ryder, Green River Ordinance, and others.
Overstreet was born in Vancleave, Mississippi. Prior to his solo success, he was one third of the trio S-K-O, in which he recorded one studio album. S-K-O (also known as Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) with Thom Schuyler and J. Fred Knobloch. S-K-O charted three singles with Overstreet as a member, including the #1 “Baby’s Got a New Baby”.
In 1988, Overstreet signed to RCA Nashville as a solo artist. His second solo album, Sowin’ Love, accounted for five straight Top 10 hits on the country charts: “Love Helps Those”, the title track, “All the Fun”, “Seein’ My Father in Me” and “Richest Man on Earth.” His second album, 1990’s Heroes, produced the #1 lead-off single “Daddy’s Come Around”, which was followed by the Top 10’s “Heroes” and “Ball and Chain”.
During his songwriting career, primarily in the Country genre, Overstreet has written or co-written 27 Top Ten songs. During this time, he has won two Grammy Awards and also won ACM and CMA Song of the Year Awards (1987 and 1988). Overstreet was named the BMI Songwriter of the Year five straight years, from 1987–91, an achievement on music row that has not been achieved before or since. He co-wrote “A Long Line of Love”, “Love Can Build a Bridge”, and “Forever and Ever, Amen”. Other well-known hits of recent years he is known for are “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” by Kenny Chesney and “Some Beach” by Blake Shelton, which was a Number One hit in 2004.
Paul Overstreet is best known for writing country music mainstays such as “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “On the Other Hand”, both of which were #1 hits for Randy Travis. He also co-wrote “When You Say Nothing at All” which was a #1 for Keith Whitley, and later a Top Five hit in 1995 for Alison Krauss, and revived later in 1999 by Ronan Keating of Boyzone.
In 2003, Paul was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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Casey Beathard moved to Nashville after attending Elon College in North Carolina in 1991. He immediately landed a day job at the Country Music Hall of Fame working in the gift show and mail order. He then took a part time, second job, at the Blue Bird Cafe as a cook/bar back. He says ever significant connection a “wanna-be” writer/artist could make, was made at those two jobs.
He began singing demo’s for Hall of Fame writer Don Schlitz, among others, while continuing to play “live” at any “open mic” and for anyone else who would listen. After starting to concentrate more on his songwriting, he had the title cut on Kenny Chesney’s album, “I Will Stand” and then the single “Right Where I Need To Be” by Gary Allan.
His huge hits include “Like Jesus Does” & “Homeboy” by Eric Church, George Strait’s “The Breath You Take”, Aaron Tippin’s “Where the Stars & Stripes & Eagles Fly”, and a string of #1’s that include “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem”, “Don’t Blink”, “Come Back Song”, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”, “Cleaning This Gun”, “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” and “The Boys of Fall”.
The son of respected NFL Hall of Fame member Bobby Beathard, and the father of four children, Casey is a two-time winner of Broadcast Music Inc’s Songwriter of the Year for 2004 and 2008.
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- “The Boys of Fall” – Kenny Chesney
- “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” – Rodney Atkins
- “Come Back Song” – Darius Rucker
- “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” – Tracy Lawrence
- “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
- “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” – Kenny Chesney
- “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” – Tracy Byrd
- “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” – Aaron Tippin
TOP 10 SONGS
- “Do You Want Fries with That” – Tim McGraw
- “Homeboy” – Eric Church
- “How ’bout Them Cowgirls” – George Strait
- “I Got A Feelin’” – Billy Currington
- “Just Fishin’” – Trace Adkins
- “Like a Wrecking Ball” – Eric Church
- “Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church
- “Right Where I Need to Be” – Gary Allan
- “The Outsiders” – Eric Church
- “Walk a Little Straighter” – Billy Currington
- Other cuts by: George Strait, Jake Owen, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Clay Walker, Clay Davidson, Jeff Bates, Josh Thompson, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry
Songwriter Parker Welling has become a major player in Nashville’s country music industry over the last few years. Impressively, she co-wrote nine songs on Russell Dickerson’s 2017 debut album, Yours, including three #1 hits (“Yours,” “Blue Tacoma” and “Every Little Thing”). She also earned a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for Song of the Year in 2019 for “Yours.”
In addition, she’s recently had two more number one hits. She co-wrote Dickerson’s 2020 hit “Love You Like I Used To,” plus four more songs on his second album, Southern Symphony. She also co-wrote Thomas Rhett’s #1 hit, “What’s Your Country Song.” Notably, Welling has signed with Rhett’s publishing company, Home Team, which is in partnership with Warner Chappell Music.
Ben Vaughn, President & CEO, Warner Chappell Music Nashville said, “Anyone who knows Parker knows she’s a creative light that brightens every room she enters. It’s been special to see her get the recognition she deserves and cement her place as one of Nashville’s leading up-and-coming songwriters.”
Welling has also received other honors. She was nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association’s 2020 Songwriter of the Year and received a nod for MusicRow’s Female Songwriter of the Year the past three years. Also, she has crossed genres to pen several songs for Zach Williams on his 2018 Grammy-winning Christian Album of the Year, Chainbreaker. And the following year, she hit #1 on Billboard’s Canada country chart with “These Days” by Mackenzie Porter.
She has also written songs for Dustin Lynch, Morgan Evans, Lady A, Blanca, Jason Castro, Steve Moakler and many others.
What do you get when you combine one of Nashville’s top songwriters with one of Nashville’s funniest storytellers? Wynn Varble!
He had his first #1 song “Have You Forgotten” with Darryl Worley in 2003 and it was nominated for Song of the Year by the CMA. In 2008, his #1 “Waitin’ on a Woman,” which Wynn co-wrote with Don Sampson was nominated by the CMA for Song of the Year. His third #1, “I’m a Little More Country” recorded by Easton Corbin, was also nominated by the ACM for Song of the Year.
Other artists who have recorded Wynn’s songs include Garth Brooks, Jon Pardi, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, and many others.
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- “Have You Forgotten?” – Darryl Worley #1
- “Waitin’ on a Woman” – Brad Paisley #1
- “A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin #1
- “Sounds Like Life To Me” – Darryl Worley #11
- “When You Need My Love” – Darryl Worley #15
- “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” – Kellie Pickler #16
- “Mom” – Garth Brooks
Other cuts by: Jon Pardi, Lee Ann Womack, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, The Kinleys, Chris LeDoux, Mark Chesnutt, Sammy Kershaw
Blair Daly is an internationally known songwriter whose ability to craft hooks, both lyrically and musically, has resulted in hits on numerous charts–-country, adult pop, dance, rock, Christian, adult contemporary and Hot AC – and songs recorded by artists ranging from Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw to Sarah McLachlan, Chicago, Lit and Il Divo.
His hits include Uncle Kracker’s international smash, “Smile,” and #1’s for Kelly Clarkson (“People Like Us”), Kip Moore (“Beer Money”), Rascal Flatts (“Stand”), as well as the Dove Award-nominated “Zombie” for We As Human and the title track to Little Big Town’s Pain Killer.
Tim McGraw and Sixx. A.M. have recorded three songs each, and others who have recorded his songs include Big & Rich, Saliva, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Scott Stapp, Saving Abel, Kane Brown, Halestorm, Maddie & Tae, O.A.R., Post Monroe, Leann Rimes, The Backstreet Boys, and many others. He has also found success as a producer, working with artists include Katie Armiger and Sarah Buxton.
Daly is a musical chameleon who lets the artist’s vision be the driving force behind his writing sessions. His songwriting is all about the artist, so he tries to be the best collaborator possible. His delivers whatever is needed in an individual writing session, whether it is creating the lyrics, melody, or tracks.
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Chris DeStefano is a Grammy Award Winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ and currently residing in Nashville, TN. As a songwriter, he has multiple #1 songs with artists Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl”, “Little Toy Guns”), Billy Currington (“Hey Girl”), Brett Eldredge (“Don’t Ya”), Luke Bryan (“That’s My Kind of Night”, “Kick the Dust Up”), Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood (“Somethin’ Bad,” later reworked as the opening theme for NBC Sunday Night Football), Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”) and Jason Aldean (“Just Gettin’ Started”).
Chris also co-wrote the Carrie Underwood, 7 week, #1 song “Something in the Water”, the third longest running female #1 Hot Country song in chart history.
Although much of his success has come with country artists, he continues to be successful in other genres. This includes contributing four songs to boy band Big Time Rush’s top five album “24/Seven,” working with Bon Jovi on their album “Burning Bridges” and writing again for Kelly Clarkson, for her #1 album “Piece By Piece.”
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Vince Gill once described Heather Morgan’s voice as a combination of Patty Griffin and Dolly Parton. Growing up in Richardson, Texas, Heather was raised on Willie Nelson, Dolly, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Dixie Chicks, and Motown classics.
Heather has written songs for such artists as Randy Rogers Band, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris. She had her first #1 song “Beat of the Music”, which was co-written with Ross Copperman and Brett Eldredge. The song won BMI’s Song of the Year in 2015. These three writers followed up with another #1 song for Brett, “Lose My Mind.” Another Brett single, “Love Someone” is currently in the Top 10.
In 2018 Morgan released her own album entitled “Borrowed Heart” with Grammy-nominated producer Paul Moak, and she has recently added her vocals to records with Drake White and Dierks Bentley.
Heather is also the co-founder of Girls of Nashville, a singer-songwriter show that began in 2014 to highlight female talent in Nashville. The show was recently featured in People Magazine.
Heather is a shining light of a songwriter, performer, and vocalist.
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Since the release of her debut album Jamie O’Neal has been impacting country music with her soulful voice and the immense amount of passion behind every word she sings. O’Neal became a household name with her single, “There Is No Arizona,” which set her path to stardom on fire with multiple No. 1 hits and 2 top 5 records as well as many award accolades.
“From a young age, I had a bird’s eye view as entertainers like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Crystal Gayle performed,” she says. “I watched from the side of the stage at the way they connected with a crowd, and that’s what made me want to be a performer.”
O’Neal came to town with her powerhouse vocals and unique flare for the craft of songwriting, which opened many doors and created countless contacts throughout Music City. O’Neal has penned cuts for LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Reba, Cece Winans and more. After crossing paths with Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Clay Walker), the famed producer helped the young rising singer/songwriter land her first record deal with Mercury Nashville, which resulted with the release of her critically acclaimed and platinum selling album Shiver.
O’Neal went on to earn the title of the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist award and was named the Top New Country Artist by Billboard. Two of her four Grammy nominations came as a songwriter, for Best Country Song for “There Is No Arizona” and its chart-topping follow-up, “When I Think About Angels.”
In addition to headlining her own shows, O’Neal has toured with Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and more. She has also landed songs on the soundtracks of Bridget Jones’ Diary and When We Were Soldiers singing a duet with Michael McDonald as well as having Idina Menzel record a song she wrote for the ABC smash Desperate Housewives.
It is a measure of the respect she has earned that after CelineDion was unable to sing “All By Myself” for Bridget Jones, the producers searched country music for its most powerful vocalist and chose O’Neal. The track is again featured in this year’s Bridget Jones’ Baby. When Carrie Underwood won American Idol, a search for a top-flight duet partner led once again to O’Neal and her singing “Does He Love You” together.
O’Neal has appeared on numerous national television programs, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and many others.
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Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster first gained attention as half of the duo Foster & Lloyd (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the Country charts with their debut single), and established himself as a solo artist in the early ’90s with three critically acclaimed solo albums.
Known as a songwriter’s songwriter, his songs have been covered by everyone from Keith Urban and Sara Evans to Guy Clark and Hootie and the Blowfish. His own hits like “Nobody Wins,” and “Texas In 1880” and “Just Call Me Lonesome,” continue to be played on radio and by bands around the world.
While his solo recordings have built a loyal following, they have also become prized among other recording artists. Some of Country and pop’s biggest names regularly mine his works for songs; Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks both covered songs from See What You Want To See, (including Keith Urban’s chart topping versions of “Raining on Sunday,” and “I’m In”) while Brooks and Dunn and Sara Evans mined Another Way To Go for their projects (including Evan’s #1 version of “Real Fine Place To Start”). In addition, he’s written and produced songs for Jack Ingram, The Randy Rogers Band, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and scores of others.
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- “Nobody Wins” – Radney Foster
- “Texas in 1880” – Radney Foster
- “Real Fine Place To Start” – Sara Evans
- “Raining On Sunday” – Keith Urban
- “Love Someone Like Me” – Holly Dunn
- “Anyone Else” – Collin Raye
- “Tonight’s Not The Night” – Randy Rogers Band (Texas Music chart)
- “Three Days” – Pat Green (Texas Music chart)
TOP 10 SONGS
- “I’m In” – Keith Urban #2
- “Just Call Me Lonesome” – Radney Foster
- “Easier Said Than Done” – Radney Foster
- “Don’t Go Out With Him” – T. Graham Brown/Tanya Tucker
- “Since I Found You” – Sweethearts of the Rodeo
- “Everyday Angel” – Radney Foster Top 40
- “I Knew You That Way” – Luke Bryan
- “If I Had Another Heart” – Randy Rogers Band
- Other cuts by: Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Jack Ingram, Gary Allan, Sunny Sweeney, Los Lonely Boys, George Benson, Dixie Chicks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jace Everett, Carlene Carter, The Kinleys, Marc Broussard, Hootie & the Blowfish
Zac Maloy is an acclaimed, award-winning songwriter and producer whose songs have been featured on numerous top-charting albums. Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, Zac began playing music at a very young age. After graduating high school Zac formed a band, The Nixons, while attending the University of Oklahoma. After playing hundreds of local shows they decided to tour regionally, then across the country. Several radio stations began playing the band’s indie album which led to offers from multiple record labels. The band inked a deal and released three albums on MCA/Universal Records. Their first album, Foma, scored Rock hits “Wire” and “Happy Song.” Their 3rd single from Foma, “Sister,” reached the top of the Rock charts and eventually crossed over to Top-40 with heavy rotation on MTV. The success from Foma paved the way for several more chart toppers, including the Rock hit “Baton Rouge” and Zac’s solo release “Early Morning Phone Call.” The Nixons toured relentlessly and quickly developed a reputation as one of the hardest working bands of their genre, completing worldwide tours with Radiohead, Soul Asylum, Kiss and Bush.
Once The Nixons went on hiatus, Zac began writing and producing for other artists. One of his first cuts was “Used To” on Daughtry’s eponymous first album, which has gone five-times platinum worldwide. This opened the door for Zac to score singles in a range of genres, including Carrie Underwood’s #1 single “Temporary Home,” and Skillet’s #1 single “American Noise.” Now viewed as a multi-faceted writer, Zac is called upon to write a wide variety of music from Carrie Underwood to Uncle Kracker; Tim McGraw to Shinedown; Halestorm to Blake Shelton.
Zac and the original lineup of The Nixons have reunited and are back touring and releasing new music. They recently did some headline dates, along with opening for the Smashing Pumpkins, as well as a co-headlining tour with fellow 90’s rockers Sponge. They have just released and are supporting the singles “Crutch” and “Letters” across all formats. The band released a new EP, Sonic Boom, and the vinyl version with bonus material is also available. The band is working on new material and will be announcing exciting tour info for 2022 soon.
Zac continues to write and currently has songs out including the latest Shinedown single “Atlas Falls” which hit number 1. He also has songs on releases by Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown, Black Veil Brides and Lilith Czar’s single, “Anarchy” which just achieved #1 status on Billboards recurrent rock chart. He continues to release his own music, and has forthcoming releases with Halestorm, Shinedown and Dorothy among others.
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Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant. He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies.
Among his countless awards are 50 BMI Million–Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs within a 12–month period. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Walk of Fame. In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Bob with their prestigious “Poets and Prophets Series: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero” and the Country Music Association also presented Bob with the CMA Chairman’s Award.
On November 7, 2017 Bob DiPiero received yet another incredible honor when BMI presented him with their prestigious Icon Award celebrating his outstanding career achievement and honoring his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. This remarkable accolade leaves no question that Bob DiPiero’s career has truly been iconic.
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“American Made”- The Oak Ridge Boys
“Wink”- Neal McCoy
“Blue Clear Sky”- George Strait
“Daddy’s Money”- Ricochet
“Worlds Apart”- Vince Gill
“That Rock Won’t Roll”- Restless Heart
“Little Rock”- Reba McEntire
“(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes”- Highway 101
“The Church On Cumberland Road”- Shenandoah
“Money In The Bank”- John Anderson
“Take Me As I Am”- Faith Hill
“Till You Love Me”- Reba McEntire
“They’re Playin’ Our Song”- Neal McCoy
“If You Ever Stop Loving Me”- Montgomery Gentry
“Southern Voice”- Tim McGraw
TOP 10 SONGS
“Cowboys Like Us”- George Strait
“Gone”- Montgomery Gentry
“You Can’t Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl”- Brooks & Dunn
“Walking Away A Winner”- Kathy Mattea
“Should’ve Asked Her Faster”- Ty England
“Sentimental Ol’ You”- Charly McClain
“Mirror, Mirror”- Diamond Rio
“She Don’t Tell Me To”- Montgomery Gentry
“Lovin’ You Is Fun”- Easton Corbin
“Anywhere But Here”- Sammy Kershaw
“There You Are”- Martina McBride
“From A Table Away”- Sunny Sweeney
Other cuts by: Pam Tillis, Rhett Akins, Caitlyn Smith, Bryan White, Joe Diffie, Mindy McCready, Billy Ray Cyrus, Aaron Tippin, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson, The Mavericks, Tracy Byrd
Allen Shamblin was born in Tennessee and grew up in Huffman, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Houston. After graduating with a Marketing degree from Sam Houston State University, Allen moved to Austin, Texas, where he worked as a real -estate appraiser by day and honed his songwriting skills by night. In August of 1987, Allen moved to Nashville, with 14 completed songs. His “story songs” with vivid detail and honest, earthy lyrics quickly caught the ear of the Nashville music establishment.
In 1989, it was Randy Travis’ #1 version of He Walked On Water, which brought Allen to the forefront of the songwriting community seemingly “overnight.” This began a string of award winning songs throughout the 1990’s and on into the new millennium such as “Walk On Faith” by Mike Reid, “In This Life” by Collin Raye, “Thinkin’ Problem” by David Ball, “Life’s A Dance” by John Michael Montgomery, “We Were In Love” by Toby Keith, “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Mark Wills, “Live, Laugh, Love” by Clay Walker, “Where The Blacktop Ends” by Keith Urban and Dove Award winner “It’s In God’s Hands Now” by Anointed. “I Can’t Make You Love Me,“a song co-written with Mike Reid and recorded by Bonnie Raitt was nominated for a Grammy Award and voted the #8 song of “The 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time” in the August 2000 issue of Mojo Magazine
Allen has also co-authored two children’s books “Don’t Laugh At Me” and “A Chance To Shine” with his friend and co-writer, Steve Seskin. “Don’t Laugh At Me” has been translated into several languages and is being used by teachers throughout the United States and other parts of the world as an aid against bullying.
Allen has had more than 100 songs recorded by artists in several genres of music. He currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife Lori and their three children on a small farm with 3 horses, 2 burros, 1 Texas Longhorn steer, 5 goats, 1 rooster and too many dogs and cats.
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- “Walk On Faith” – Mike Reid
- “Don’t’ Laugh At Me” – Mark Wills
- “He Walked On Water” – Randy Travis
- “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
- 2011 Grammy award for Best Female Country Performance
- “Where The Blacktop Ends” – Keith Urban
- “In This Life” – Collin Raye
- “We Were In Love” – Toby Keith
- “Thinkin’ Problem” – David Ball
TOP 10 SONGS
- “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt
- Ranked one of the greatest songs of all time
- “Life’s A Dance” – John Michael Montgomery
Other cuts by: The Judds, Patty Loveless, Anointed, Steve Wariner, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Ricky Van Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Mike Reid, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Neal McCoy, Dan Seals
Deric Ruttan is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and a Canadian country music artist. The writer of 6 #1 country songs, including Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinkin’,” Jason Aldean’s “Any Ol’ Barstool,” Maddie & Tae’s “Die From A Broken Heart,” Blake Shelton’s “Came Here To Forget” and “Mine Would Be You.” He’s had over 70 songs recorded by other artists, including Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, David Nail and many others.
Deric is an ASCAP (8x), SOCAN (10x), CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) (2x), and CMAO (Country Music Association Of Ontario) (5x) award winner and has headlined 4 of his own coast-to-coast tours in Canada, where he has had 11 Top 10 singles as an artist, and 2 #1 videos on CMT.
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Kelly Archer is a hit songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her songs have been recorded by Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band, Montogmery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Cassadee Pope, and many more. Kelly hit #1 on the country charts with “Sleep Without You” by Brett Young and “Somebody Else Will” by Justin Moore. Archer most recently scored a #1 with Travis Denning’s single “After A Few” in June.
In 2017, Kelly won the Rising Independent Songwriter of the Year at the AIMP Nashville Awards. She was also named a SOCAN [Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada] Award Recipient for her Top 10 Jess Moskaluke co-write “Take Me Home,” the same year
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Ross Copperman is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and producer who was a signed recording artist in the UK and known for his song “All She Wrote” which was released in 2007. Ross had numerous major song placements in TV shows and movies such as: The Vampire Diaries, The Biggest Loser, NCIS, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI:NY.
Ross has written 19 #1 songs including “Woman, Amen” by Dierks Bentley, “Beat Of The Music,” “Lose My Mind,” and “Drunk On Your Love” by Brett Eldredge, “Don’t It” by Billy Currington, “Strip It Down” by Luke Bryan, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me” by Keith Urban, “Point At You” by Justin Moore, “American Country Love Song” by Jake Owen, “Confession” by Florida Georgia Line, “I Know Somebody” by LOCASH, and “Setting the World on Fire” by Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk. He currently has the latest singles on the charts by Brett Young and Kenny Chesney.
Copperman has also produced for several artists including Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen among others.
Ross was honored as 2016 ACM Songwriter of the Year, 2016 and 2017 BMI Songwriter of the Year, and recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Double CMA Triple Play Awards.
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With his simple yet poignant way of capturing universal feelings, Cole Taylor has quickly become an in-demand country songwriter. Nine months after moving from Cuthbert, Georgia, to Music City, Taylor signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Nashville in November 2013. He had set a goal of landing a deal within a year, and he achieved his dream with three months to the day. Since then, he has been a Sirius XM “Highway Find” with his song “Cold Beer,” released two of his own EPʼs and had two songs reach #1 on the country music charts; “Sippinʼ On Fire” by Florida Georgia Line and “Home Alone Tonight” by Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, as well as a top 30 song, “Stay Downtown” by Cole Swindell. Cole has also had other songs recorded by Jason Aldean, Chase Rice, Jake Owen, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Rodney Atkins, and Travis Denning.
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Lance is an ACM Award nominated singer/songwriter. As a solo artist he toured with Tim McGraw & Faith Hill. As a hit songwriter he is credited for the #1 country hit and SESAC Song of the Year “Drink To That All Night,” recorded by Jerrod Niemann. His current hits include “I Called Mama” by Tim McGraw and Matt Stell’s “Everywhere But On.” He also co-wrote “Beer With Jesus” recorded by Thomas Rhett and has had other songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Cody Johnson, Randy Travis, and many more. Lance has made several guest appearances as a background vocalist on various major label records. One of his personal career highlights was singing background vocals on “A Horse Called Music,” featuring Merle Haggard on Willie Nelson’s “Heroes” album. You might also remember Lance from the hit cable television series Nashville Star.
Travis Hill has lived and worked in the Nashville music community for 20 plus years. He was a cofounder of independent music publisher Carnival Music and between publishing and song writing (under his pen name Scooter Carusoe) has multiple number one songs to his credit including “Anything But Mine” and “Better As A Memory” by Kenny Chesney, “Mean To Me” and “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldredge. He’s also had songs recorded by Rascall Flatts, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Uncle Kracker, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, Gary Allan, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Darius Rucker, Chase Rice, Eli Young Band and more.
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- “Anything But Mine” – Kenny Chesney
- “Mean To Me” – Brett Eldredge
- “Better As A Memory” – Kenny Chesney
- “For The First Time” – Darius Rucker
- “Wanna Be That Song” – Brett Eldredge
TOP 10 SONGS
- “Drunk Girl” –Chris Janson
Additional cuts by: David Nail, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Jordan Davis, Kristian Bush, Chase Rice, Wade Bowen, Chris Young, Eli Young Band, Gary Allan, Montgomery Gentry
Allison Veltz Cruz
Allison Veltz is a multi-genre songwriter who hails from New York, lives in Nashville, and frequents LA. Formerly an artist on Blaster Records, Allison is now writing full time for others and recently celebrated her first #1 with “Prayed For You” by Matt Stell. Some of her other credits include “Mr. Taxi” (Girls’ Generation) “Dare Ya” and “Doing It Right” (Carly Pearce), “Save Yourself” (Kolby Koloff), “Woohoo” (Emima- Lee), new cuts with Against The Current and more.
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Allison Veltz Cruz
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“Thanks again for the amazing performances. The group raved about it. They certainly have special talents all around!! You all made me look like a rockstar meeting planner. Best entertainment I’ve ever done at a meeting!”Mary Haley Executive Director
Sonitrol National Dealers Association
“Seeing the songwriters perform their songs and hearing the stories behind them makes every audience member feel connected to the soul of the writer. It’s profound and transformational.”Bernie Smith Manager, Customer Experience
“Incorporating a Songwriter City Hitmakers and Storytellers Experience into our annual corporate conference was a HUGE success. Attendees were so pleasantly surprised to see the songwriters chatting about the history of each song they performed, sharing funny stories, and overall providing a glimpse behind the scenes that could never be replicated elsewhere. If you are looking for a highly unique and jaw-dropping good time, this is it!”Lindsey Cunningham Event Manager
“So happy to work with you. What a treat for my clients to experience an evening like this. I would recommend to anyone looking for unique entertainment. The songwriters were so nice, authentic and funny. Outstanding experience from the day I inquired, to booking to execution. Perfection!”Suzanne Kelly Sr. Event Manager
“The balance of authentic stories, humor, and hit songs being performed in goosebump-inducing quality struck a perfect chord with our diverse team. Songwriter City was an absolute pleasure to work with.”David Murvin Co-Founder
“The evening with your songwriters was magical. It was certainly an experience I will always hold close, and I know all of our guests were blown away. Truly amazing! The main event planner shared with me the clients in the room have traveled and done it all. But this was “truly an experience they will never forget.”Jessica Burd National Sales Manager
“Your songwriter show was the perfect ending to our multi-day meetings and conference. The guys blew away our attendees with many long term members commenting it was the greatest event they have EVER attended.”Wade Koehler CAE / Owner
“The songwriters put on a great show for our corporate keynote event. It was both very entertaining and inspiring. The down-to-earth stories about perseverance and persistence in their craft translate well to a business audience. Very well done!”Scott Roehr VP Client Relations
“Event planners, if you are looking for a way to engage and entertain a very diverse group, these artists are talented and creative and will WOW your guests. You won’t be disappointed!”Dawn Woodruff Event & Project Specialist
“This was so very different than watching entertainers put on a show. It was more like being with friends who are sharing something deeply personal and transparent. This was a profoundly special evening.”Malkin Makin President
Professional Planning Group
“To hear hit songwriters perform a song the way they intended it to be heard, where you can see the soul of the song in their eyes and their fingers on the guitar strings, and to learn the stories about how the song came to be, added so much to the musical experience. It was an awesome evening! Thank you Songwriter City!”Doug Barton P1 Group, Inc.
“The songwriter’s performance was a pure spectacle of true musical talent. When I hear from our clients that they found more pleasure in listening to the writer’s stories behind what made the song versus hearing the actual entertainer singing it in concert — that tells me Songwriter City is on to something special. Absolutely breathtaking & outstanding! Thank you for the experience!”Van Pearcy Principal
Pearcy’s Wealth Services