Originally from New York City, Laura Veltz has spent her entire adult life writing and performing music. After a decade touring and recording with her family band, Cecilia, culminating in a record deal with Atlantic Records, she zeroed in on her love of commercial songwriting in 2008 and was lured to Music City. Since then, Veltz has garnered cuts and hits by Country’s newest and hottest superstars alike, becoming one of today’s most respected songsmiths. Her list of hits and placements continues to grow daily including the chart toppers “I Could Use A Love Song” by Maren Morris, “Drunk Last Night” by Eli Young Band, “Lonely Eyes” by Chris Young, and her latest #1 “Speechless” by Dan + Shay, which earned Laura a 2020 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.
Veltz co-wrote four songs, including the smash, “Rich,” from Maren Morris’s Grammy-nominated album, Hero. She has also co-written songs from the latest albums by Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Ryan Hurd and Little Big Town. She also has the current hit single from Lady Antebellum “What If I Never Get Over You.”
Her songs have also been recorded by such artists as Devin Dawson, Maddie & Tae, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, The Cadillac Three, and the Queen of Country Music herself, Reba.
Jon Randall Stewart was born in Dallas, TX and in his teenage years relocated to Nashville where he started his professional musical journey singing backup and playing guitar with Emmylou Harris’s Grammy award winning Nash Ramblers. He has toured and recorded with countless household names including Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley.
In 1992, Jon won a Grammy Award as a part of Emmylou Harris & Nash Ramblers for Best Country Performance by A Duo or Group with Vocal. He released his debut solo album, “What You Don’t Know, in 1995 on RCA. His three subsequent albums have all been met with much critical acclaim.
As a songwriter, Randall is most known for “Whiskey Lullaby,” the Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss hit single he co-wrote with Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, which won the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2005. Jon’s #1 songs include “Am I The Only One” from Dierks Bentley and “Drink On It” by Blake Shelton. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Tim McGraw, Gary Allan, Jack Ingram, Reba McEntire, Guy Clark, and more.
Jon also produced Dierks Bentley’s acoustic project “Up on the Ridge,” which earned CMA, Grammy, and ACM nominations. He also won ACM Song of the Year in 2018 for “Tin Man,” which was recorded by Miranda Lambert.
Most recently, Randall has been nominated for a 2019 ACM Award for Album of the Year as a producer on Dierks Bentely’s “The Mountain,” which Jon also has 4 cuts on. In addition, he scored a track on the new Maren Morris album “Girl,” which was released in March.
Randall’s success as a musician, performer, songwriter, and producer continues to flourish from the heart of Nashville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
Rising songwriter 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. Reynolds scored his first #1 with Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” and also their follow up single “Speechless,” which spent 4 weeks at #1. His latest #1 is also from Dan + Shay with their single “All To Myself.” In addition, Jordan co-wrote the multi-week #1 CCM hit “God Only Knows” by For King & Country. His songs have also been cut by Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina, Thomas Rhett and more. He currently has the new single “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber.
Reynolds won the 2019 ACM Award for Song of the Year for “Tequila” and is nominated for two 2020 Grammy Awards for “Speechless” and “God Only Knows.”
Jordan is an incredibly gifted singer, songwriter, and storyteller.