Dean Alexander is a Grammy nominated songwriter whose work can be heard on Brent Cobb's "Black Crow" (featuring Jason Isbell) and most recently, Kristian Bush’s “Heart of Yours,” Kendall Marvel’s “Hell Bent On Hard Times,” and more. A survivor of Nashville's music industry, having earned his stripes as a Gibson Guitar luthier, Lower Broadway performer, major-label artist, and A-list songwriter long before embracing his independence where he shines a light on his traumas and triumphs with his debut full-length album, Devil Man's Blues. Dean writes about himself, spinning a rich (and, at times, tragic) backstory into raw, rugged roots music laced with dark humor, bright melodies, and instrumentation that splits the difference between 1970s folk-rock and modern-day Americana. He’s continuing to carve out his own signature corner in the roots world with a new record in the works.
Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Dylan Altman has been writing and performing in Nashville since 1994. He has had three #1 songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch The Wind Blow By”, Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”, Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride” as well as Chase Bryant’s top ten hit “Take It On Back”. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Trace Adkins, Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Angie Aparo is the solo song writing talent behind Faith Hill's multi platinum song ‘Cry' (for which Hill won a Grammy). Aparo‘s songwriting credits have also appeared on the albums of Miley Cyrus, Big & Rich and Tim McGraw.
Aparo was signed by Clive Davis (Arista records) in 2000, releasing 'The American' which led Aparo to supporting a U.S. tour and sharing the stage with the likes of Matchbox 20, Faith Hill and Edwin McCain.
In 2005 Angie Aparo appeared on Faith Hill's NBC Thanksgiving Special singing 'Cry' with Hill and catching the attention of producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts). Huff would go on to produce Aparo's 2006 release, El Primero Del Tres.
Aparo penned two songs on Tim McGraw’s 2012 release ‘Emotional Traffic’, namely; 'The One’ and ‘Only Human' (which McGraw recorded as a duet with R&B artist, Ne-Yo).
Also in 2012, Aparo appeared on Zac Brown's live album/DVD 'Pass the Jar' and was featured on a duet with Brown on the song 'Junk Yard' (Atlanta Fox Theater)
In 2016, Aparo survived Stroke (which was due to a spontaneous carotid artery dissection). Aparo was able to recover from Stroke induced Aphasia and is performing on stage again.
Angie Aparo is currently writing and recording his next album (release expected early, 2024)
Tiffany Ashton, singer-songwriter and Nashville recording artist, is a star on the rise. The Hollywood Music in Media Award winner and GRAMMYs voting member is set to release a new wave of music that is sonically fresh, blurring the lines of country and dark pop. The soundtrack of Haunting of the Queen Mary, including her featured performance of “It Had To Be You (dark version)” created with Tommee Profitt (NF, Hunter Hayes, Avril Lavigne), includes 5 of Tiffany’s songs and will be impacting this Fall.
Multi-talented Australian Singer/Songwriter/Actress Sherrie’ Austin was born for the stage. She has made records in Country and Pop Music, acted in Hollywood, written songs for Superstar artists, toured Internationally and even done Broadway. At 14 she opened for Johnny Cash in Australia, then starred on the hit TV show “Facts Of Life.”
She went on to score record deals with both legendary label heads Jimmy Iovine in LA and Tim Dubois in Nashville. As an ACM nominated Country artist, she has had hit singles and #1 videos. Not only has the diminutive brunette made her mark on Nashville as a successful country artist, but she has also had her songs recorded by such country giants as George Straight, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton. She brought things full circle by taking part in “Ring Of Fire”, the Broadway musical celebrating the life of Johnny Cash.
In recent years, she started a company called GoLong Entertainment, a ground-breaking Artist Development/Label Services company in Nashville that is helping artists to navigate the waters of the new Streaming and Social Media music environment.
Sara Burns began playing live music on Hilton Head as a young teenager, and has also had a successful career as a songwriter and recording artist over the years. Her first record, Girl On The Run, was recorded in Nashville TN and released in 2014. Her most recent record, Gypsy, was recorded up in Buffalo NY and released in 2019.
All of her recorded music is available on iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon MP3. To learn more about Sara, visit her website SaraBurnsMusic.com
Moving to Nashville from Lawrence, Kansas to attend the prestigious Belmont University, Sarah Buxton quickly learned how to stand out from the crowd in a sea of music students. A lover of many genres, Sarah sought to combine her musical influences in her work, from Stevie Nicks, Joni Mitchell, and Patty Loveless, to Diane Warren, Stevie Wonder and The Bee Gees. Sarah’s songwriting and vocals were a definite standout. Showcasing a raspy, rangy voice, with intense power in one moment, and immense restraint in another, it wouldn’t be long before Nashville would take notice.
Performing at Belmont’s “Best Of” show at the famed Ryman led to her first publishing deal at only 19 years old. While writing and singing demos, her infectious personality and powerhouse vocals caught the eye of key players in the Nashville community. An introduction to legendary producer, Dann Huff, turned into an integral mentorship. Huff saw something in Sarah he knew had to be spotlighted. After a showcase in his home for industry executives, Dann helped gather tastemakers to Sarah’s first true showcase at The Basement. It was there she shined, and was immediately offered six record deals, eventually landing with Lyric Street Records and their leader, Randy Goodman. By this time, Sarah had long been crafting her songwriting chops and had been signed by legendary songwriter/publisher, Craig Wiseman. She was collaborating with the cream of the Nashville crop.
While writing and recording for her solo album, Sarah got a break no one saw coming. Huff and Wiseman had been coproducing her record, and Dann fell in love with one of Sarah’s songs “Stupid Boy”. Also, producing Keith Urban at the time, Dann decided to play the song for Keith as an introduction to Sarah, in hopes he would love her music and want to have her out on the road, as a possible opener. Keith did love the song, so much so that he wanted to cut it himself. Not wanting to let such a big opportunity pass her by, Sarah agreed to let Keith have the song, but she decided she would keep it on her own album, as well. Not only did Keith cut it, but he released it as his next single and the song went all the way to number two on the charts.
In 2010, Sarah released her album, titled Sarah Buxton, and “Stupid Boy” was brought to life a second time.
Unfortunately, during that time, the label was having hardships, and it wasn’t long before Lyric Street went defunct. Fortunately for Sarah, she had already caught the eye and ear of the music business and other artists in town. She began collaborating as a featured vocalist, lending her stand out vocals to several artists’ projects including Dierks Bentley, David Nail, Florida Georgia Line and more.
Little by little, Sarah persevered, seeing her victories grow. Having been an artist herself to then having a big hit with Keith, other songwriters became increasingly aware of her creative abilities and wanted more collaborations. Sarah started to see herself as not only a songwriter of her own songs, but one who could potentially write for others. By now, her publisher had created a record label arm and was signing fresh talent. Sarah began working with their roster as well as other heavy hitters in town. A long-time friend and collaborator, Jesse Frasure, was also starting to see a little bit of success in town, but it wouldn’t be till the two got together to head out on the road with FGL, that they would both get their first number one together, FGL’s “Sundaze”. Keeping their winning streak going, the pair scored another number one with Big Loud artist, Chris Lane and his song “Fix”.
A string of number ones, vocal opportunities on multiple artist albums, as well as more single chances as a writer, encouraged Sarah to think outside the box. Even as songwriting became her main focus, she never stopped performing. She formed the band Skyline Motel with friends and co-writers Daniel Tashian, Ian Fitchuk and Kate York, and independently, they released an album. Soon, Sarah would be releasing her own songs as an independent, solo artist, finally putting out two EP’s Signs Of Life, in 2020, and Moonriser, in 2021. Today, she continues to forge her own path by releasing music she feels speaks to her own style and continues to write for other artists. With releases by Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, FGL, Martina McBride, The Band Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick, Jr., Chris Lane, Gary Allan and more, Sarah continues to grace Music City with her creative talents, with no boundaries on what she can achieve.
Hailed as “A truly American Band” by No Depression Magazine, Cranford Hollow has played over 2000 shows across 42 states. Sharing the bill and opening for national acts like Charlie Daniels, Blues Traveler, Guster and more.
Cranford Hollow recorded their first album in the spring of 2012 at Retrophonics Studios in St. Augustine, Florida. The album, now known as The Crescent Beach Sessions, was engineered by Jim Devito and was released June 22, 2012.
In the spring of 2013, drummer Randy Rockalotta retired from the band and was replaced by newcomer Julius DeAngelis. Cranford Hollow recorded their eponymous sophomore album over the course of 2013 with producer Greg Critchley, formerly of FM (Canadian band). The album was mixed by Howard Willing, who engineered for the Smashing Pumpkins and The Wallflowers, and was mastered by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Records. “Cranford Hollow” was released on October 25, 2013.
In December 2013 the band embarked on its first national tour, playing markets such as Memphis, Tennessee, Denver, Colorado and Telluride, Colorado. The band began working on their third album, Spanish Moss and Smoke in the spring of 2014, returning to Retrophonics Studios with engineer Jim DeVito. The album was released on October 16, 2014. During the summer of 2014 the band again toured extensively throughout the Southeast and the West, reaching new markets such as Wichita, Kansas, Tupelo, Mississippi, and Taos, New Mexico. In September of that year, drummer Julius DeAngelis left the band and was replaced by Dallas Ackerman.
After the release of Spanish Moss and Smoke, Cranford Hollow toured the Midwest, playing at the State Theater in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, singer/guitarist John Cranford's hometown. The band returned south to open for Phillip Phillips at Savannah's Rock and Roll Marathon in November, before heading west again in December.
In 2015 Cranford Hollow began working on their fourth record, St. Telluride. The album was recorded at Studio in the Clouds on the Hastings Mesa, ten miles west of Telluride, and was engineered by Preston Havill. In April 2015 original drummer Randy Rockalotta returned to the band. Cranford Hollow spent the summer touring extensively, including in Wyoming and Montana. In August the band returned to The South Carolina Lowcountry and released their fourth full-length album, St. Telluride.
Cranford Hollow returned to Studio in the Clouds and began recording their fifth album, COLOR/SOUND/RENEW/REVIVE which was released in August of 2016 and used the same personnel for mixing and mastering.
The followup tour for their fifth album took them to over 42 states and over 250 shows until their hiatus in 2019.
After a five year break the band re embarked on another studio album recorded at Big Thunder Lodge in Zirconia, NC.
They look forward to the release of their sixth studio album sometime in the fall of 2023!
Jevon Daly first started performing with his parents on HHI in 1985. Since then he has been performing in a slew of different groups and now has a family show featuring his original music. Jevon continues to produce his own music , usually releasing a song every few months. He cites his father, Mike as his biggest inspiration.
The Grammy nominated singer songwriter, Clint Daniels, was born and raised in the Florida Panhandle. He gained an interest in music as a child, singing with his sister in church. Inspired by Bluegrass, Daniels taught himself to play guitar by the time he turned 12. After graduating high school, he moved to Nashville, TN in pursuit of a career in the country music industry. In 1998, he signed a record deal with Arista Records. While with the label, Daniels released several songs, two of which charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs. After his time with the label, he has focused his career on songwriting and has been performing at showcases across the country.
As a BMI award winning songwriter, Daniels has co-written songs for other country artist, including the 2019 Billboard No. 1 hit “Some of It” (Eric Church) and with this song, he was nominated for his first Grammy. His other hits include “Brokenheartsville” (Joe Nichols) and “Roll with Me” (Montgomery Gentry). Daniels has also penned award- winning songs such as “God Must Be Busy” (Brooks and Dunn) and “Ready for the End of the World” (George Strait). His songs have helped shape country music for over 20 years and continue to inspire others in the music industry.
BMI Icon Dean Dillon was born on March 26, 1955, in Lake City, TN and started playing guitar at the age of 7. At the age of 15 he appeared in a local Knoxville, TN Variety Show called JIM CLAYTON’S STARTIME as a songwriter and performer; by the end of high school, Dean Dillon had his mind set on Nashville.
After hitchhiking to Music City in the early 70’s, it wasn’t long before he caught the watchful eye of Shelby Singleton of SUN RECORDS. After a short recording stint that produced one record, Dean was once again walking the streets of a town he barely knew. In 1976 Dillon landed the role of Hank Williams in Opryland’s Country Music Show, USA. The theme park gig indirectly helped Dillon secure his first publishing deal with Nashville producer, publisher Tom Collins. Three weeks later Barbara Mandrell recorded three of Dillon’s songs. In 1979 Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius had a number 1 hit with Dillon’s “Lying Here In Love with You” a song he co-wrote with fellow tunesmith Gary Harrison of “Strawberry Wine” fame. It was both writers first number 1 hit record.
Although it was writing songs for others where Dillon’s future lay, the young singer was hell bent on making it as a recording artist. Between 1979 and 1981 Dillon released 12 singles for RCA Records. Three of the songs reached the Top 30 on the country charts, including “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” which climbed all the way to number 25 (and later became a number 1 hit for George Strait). Between1979 and 1983, as an artist Dillon charted eight times and broke the Top 30 with “I’m into the Bottle (To Get You out of My Mind).” He also wrote hits for other country stars like the 1983 George Jones number 1 hit “Tennessee Whiskey”. These successes established Dillon as a performer and as a songwriter. It wasn’t long until Dillon was paired by RCA Record head, Jerry Bradley, with Gary Stewart, the “King of the Honky Tonkers.” The vices of the two men fed off of each other and while their two bleary, good-timing albums were successful and looked like hard-living prototypes to Brooks & Dunn, (especially 1982’s Brotherly Love), the partnership had little use for the straight and narrow. After “Those were the Days”, Dillon took a five year hiatus from recording, cleaned up his personal life and concentrated on songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote a number of hits during this period and had considerable success with George Strait, who took five of his songs to the charts between 1981 & 1988. The exposure landed Dillon a new contract with CAPITOL RECORDS, who released two Ricky Scruggs produced albums, Slick Nickel and I’ve Learned to Live. The later featured a Tanya Tucker duet “Don’t You Even Think About Leaving.” Dillon next signed with ATLANTIC, where he issued his most successful album. It was 1991’s Out of Your Mind which referenced the hard country of Dillon’s heroes, but it also flirted with pop. The LP was lauded as a throwback, an answer to Nashville’s penchant for vapidity.
In 2002, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (along with Bob Dylan and Shel Silverstein). Early the following year Dillon signed a songwriting contract with Sony/A TV Tree, which came after his fifteen year relationship with Rose Acuff, a publishing company Sony acquired in July 2002.
Dean Dillon’s songwriting has thrived. He has recently written songs for famous faces like Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack. His association with George Strait over the years has brought him to an ICON STATUS in country music. It’s the relationship with Strait that has, to a large extent, defined both of their careers. And in a genre built on great songwriters writing for great singers, there has never been another team like it. Dillon has composed or co-written 76 songs for Strait, including 19 singles, 11 which went to number 1. Even in a career like Strait’s, the Dillon titles stand out: “Marina del Rey”, “The Chair”, “I’ve Come to Expect it From You”, “Easy Come, Easy Go”, “She Let Herself Go”, and “The Best Day.” His songs all pair instantly catchy melodies with gutbucket country lyrics, signature qualities of a Dillon composition that would also become hallmarks of Strait’s own style and sound.
As producer Tony Brown explained “they are the elements that allow Strait to sound traditional without sounding old-timey.
At his ranch home in Gunnison, Colorado, Dean Dillon’s walls display an array of timely photographs and awards consisting of: 1985 Billboard Country Music Artist Of The Year Award; 1986 Nashville Song Writers Award; 1995, 1996, 1998 CMA TRIPLE PLAY AWARD ; Three Time Grammy Nominee; Lee Iacocca Award (American Automotive Division); Twenty Six (26) Number 1 Records Award; and the coveted 2013 BMI Icon Award.
Newly inducted into The prestigious Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in New York, Steve Dorff's career as a songwriter spans five decades and includes more than forty BMI awards, twenty Top 10 hits, twelve No. 1 hits, and an American Music Award. The Grammy and Emmy-nominated songwriter and composer has had songs recorded by more than four hundred artists from all genres of music, as well as twenty-eight movie scores and countless theme songs and placements on TV series. He has had #1 Records across 4 decades.
Dorff's songs have been recorded by iconic artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Dusty Springfield and countless others. A few chart hits include Rogers’ “Through the Years,” Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again,” Strait’s “I Cross My Heart,” and Eddie Rabbitt’s “Every Which Way But Loose”—the title track from Clint Eastwood’s 1978 film.
Dorff has composed TV music for shows such as Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Reba, Spenser: For Hire, Just the Ten of Us, and The Singing Bee. His film contributions include songs and scores for Pure Country, Bronco Billy, Rocky IV, Tin Cup and Honky Tonk Man. Branching into stage productions, he wrote the music for the theatre production, Josephine. Dorff published the 2017 memoir, I Wrote That One Too...A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney, and he enjoys performing his best-loved songs at venues across the country.
Alabama native David Fanning has had a successful career in Nashville as an artist, songwriter, producer and manager and he’s just getting started.
Fanning, who began in the industry as a recording artist, rose to prominence as a producer for Parmalee, Thompson Square, Lindsay Ell and more. He is also an acclaimed songwriter, with recent co-writing credits including Megan Moroney’s Platinum-certified “Tennessee Orange,” Avery Anna’s viral hit “Narcissist” and both Parmalee's two-week No. 1 "Take My Name” and their Top 10 single "Girl In Mine.”
Further songwriter credits include cuts by Jake Owen, Tyler Farr, Dylan Scott, Bonnie Tyler, Scotty McCreery, Ryan Griffin, Tracy Lawrence, Lindsay Ell, and more. In addition to his success as a writer/producer/artist, Fanning is Owner/Partner in 33 Creative which manages Parmalee, Avery Anna and emerging artist Isaac Harris.
Marti Frederiksen, a native of Los Angeles, started his career as an artist playing drums, guitar and singing lead vocals in several signed alternative and rock bands in the 80s and 90s.
Over those years in bands he stood out as a songwriter and producer, catching the attention of legendary A&R executive, John Kalodner, who introduced him to his now longtime collaborator, Aerosmith. He co-wrote and produced “Just Push Play” also giving him his first taste of worldwide songwriting success with “Jaded.” This paved the way for writing with Def Leppard and Mick Jagger, then producing “Cry” by Faith Hill, and working with Sheryl Crowe, Pink and Eminem.
He’s now an award-winning songwriter/producer crossing all genres with hits such as: Ozzy Osbourne’s “Dreamer,” “Sorry” by Buckcherry, “Love Remains the Same” by Gavin Rossdale, Carrie Underwood’s “Undo It” & “Mama’s Song,” and “Crawling Back to You” by Daughtry.
Marti’s most recent #1 chart-topper was Ayron Jones’ “Mercy” on Big Machine which stayed #1 on the Billboard rock charts for 4 weeks in a row.
Marti currently resides in Nashville where he continues to write, produce and perform. He is a lead singer for The Loving Mary Band, backing up artists like Gretchen Wilson and Steven Tyler.
Fourteen top 10’s and seven #1’s to date. Over 300 songs recorded as a writer and multiple albums as an artist in his own right. In the words cited by Billy Currington in his #1 smash, “that’s how country boys roll.” Or rather, in the words of songwriter Brett Jones. In fact, Currington falls into the same category as Jason Aldean, Montgomery Gentry, Neal McCoy, Tracy Lawrence, Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack and many more who have all recorded Jones’ songs thru the decades. Fortunately for Nashville, the Warm Springs, Georgia native traded in farm life for Music Row 28 years ago. After Ronnie Milsap signed Jones to his first publishing deal, he had his first top 20 in 1995 with Confederate Railroad’s “When and Where”. More hits followed with “Better Man, Better Off” for Tracy Lawrence in 1997, “Cover You in Kisses” by John Michael Montgomery, and “Little Past Little Rock” for Lee Ann Womack in 1998. The following year, Andy Griggs made a name for himself with Jones’ “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely” as the first artist in 20 years to have his debut single reach #1. The Georgia native was on top of the country music charts in the late 1990s. But by 2000, he did what most would never do. He sailed away---literally---on his sailboat to the islands.
Luckily for country fans, after a half decade pilgrimage in the Keys, Jones returned to Music City with newly discovered purpose and son #5 on the way. The self-proclaimed walking contradiction went on to pin more hit songs like Bobby Pinson’s “Don’t Ask Me How I Know (2005), Montgomery Gentry’s “What Do You Think About That” (2007), Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll” (2009), Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” (2010) and Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” (2011), written for his brother who died in Vietnam. With 150 major label recordings overall, Jones has recently achieved rare status in country music by having number one records in each of the past three decades.
In addition to his acclaimed songwriting, Brett is also a captivating stage performer who has opened and shared the stage with such acts as Tracy Byrd, Little Texas, Kenny Chesney, Andy Griggs, Confederate Railroad, Billy Currington, Michael McDonald, Kip Moore, Darryl Worley and many more. He is currently putting together The Tunes, Tales, and Troubadours Tour with some of his elite songwriting buddies. They are hoping to bring a little Nashville wherever they go by playing their hits and telling the stories behind the songs. Jones also started a 501c3 in 2017 for children and relatives whose family members were killed in the line of duty, including serving overseas and suicide. Having witnessed family tragedy himself, Jones is hoping to share the healing power of music thru Gold Star Mentors. The charity works independently and with TAPS to provide children with guitars and teaching lessons from Jones and other hit writers. And if those two things don’t keep him busy enough, he is recording yet another album, to be released in 2020.
Internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and educator, Martin Lesch, plays everything from early stride piano to renditions of the Beatles and Stevie Wonder with equal joy. Originally from New York City, he has been a staple of the southern regional music scene for over two decades. He performs to sold out audiences every Monday at Hilton Head's legendary jazz club, The Jazz Corner. His songwriting was honed growing up in NYC as a part of songwriting movements such the Downwriters and Antifolk. Lesch has released two albums of original music along with recordings from his jazz ensemble. He has toured nationally and internationally with various artists and shared the stage with numerous Grammy winners throughout his career. Additionally, Lesch works with The Junior Jazz Foundation promoting Jazz education for the next young generation of musicians. He is an active board member of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Hilton Head Arts Council and the HHI Crescendo Festival.
Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Megan Linville, the granddaughter of a songwriter who had cuts by such country music icons as Charley Pride, Kitty Wells and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Roy Orbison, recorded her first album at the age of 19 with producer John Carter Cash, the Grammy winning son of the Man In Black. Megan has performed at some of the sports world’s largest events, including numerous major league baseball games, the Indy 500, The Allstate Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup Series, The Kentucky Derby and many more. Her self penned recording of “Wrapped Up In Love” is the closing credit's song for Hallmark Network’s perennial holiday favorite Snow Bride, as well as, Hearts of Christmas.
A sweet mixture of Laurel Canyon and smooth Tennessee Whiskey, Megan is solidifying her footing as an emerging artist to watch on the country music scene. She was featured as one of CMT’s Artist Discoveries and her music video for “This Old Town” reached number 3 on CMT’s 12 Pack Countdown. Also, Megan is now the new voice of Blue Bell Ice Cream, along side Nashville Hall of fame Songwriter, Aaron Barker.
Named “country music's iconic feel-good duo” by PEOPLE, BBR Music Group/BMG’s Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH – Preston Brust and Chris Lucas – is “hitting homers and serving up first-class songs,” as hailed by American Songwriter. With their loud-and-proud anthem “Three Favorite Colors” as their current release, they recently delivered back-to-back high-profile collaborations with “Let It Slide” (Leslie Jordan, Blanco Brown, LOCASH) and “Beach Boys” (feat. The Beach Boys’ Mike Love and Bruce Johnston). LOCASH’s wild-and-free WOODS & WATER – EP (2021) marked the follow up to BROTHERS (2019), featuring GOLD #1 “One Big Country Song.” Known for GOLD breakout “I Love This Life” and their first #1 with GOLD “I Know Somebody,” they’ve earned eight charting singles, two successful albums, and over 815 MILLION global on-demand streams since 2015. Respected entertainers with prominent recognition, they hold a history of nods from the genre’s biggest awards shows including a Vocal Duo of the Year nomination at The 56th Annual CMA Awards.
James McNair is a hit songwriter from Aiken, SC.
At age 7 with a Sears catalog electric guitar found in his grandmother’s attic, James learned his first chords. His father, Jim, let him pick through old boxes of records and started him on the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. James learned to play along with the songs and developed a deep appreciation for well-crafted lyrics and melodies.
While attending college at University of Alabama, James would write songs between classes and jam with fellow neighbors at his dormitory, Paty Hall. He moved to Nashville, TN in the spring of 2013 to pursue songwriting full-time despite a promising career in the family golf business.
James landed his first worldwide publishing deal in the fall of 2015 with Sony-ATV and Tree Vibez Music. He has co-written over 60 major label cuts with artists like Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Scotty McCreery, Chris Janson, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Chase Rice, HARDY, Chris Young, The Cadillac Three, Dylan Scott, Kip Moore, and more.
James has two #1 songs under his belt. “Lovin’ On You” and “Going, Going, Gone by Luke Combs. He also penned Chris Young’s “Looking For You” and Gabby Barrett’s “Glory Days currently climbing the charts. In the fall James is opening for Luke Combs on his World Tour in Europe and releasing a full length album.
A teller of tales, singer of songs and painter of pictures. Phoenix Mendoza exudes the same singer songwriter/artist vibe that came to define Laurel canyon in the early 70’s.
Signed to Warner Chappell Music shortly after arriving to Nashville TN where he currently resides, Mendoza has written, performed and recorded with major label artists such as Brantley Gilbert, Love and Theft, Trevor Rosen (Old Dominion), Steve Wariner, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, JD Souther and Raul Malo (The Mavericks) to name a few. And has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Randy Houser and Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn).
He co-produced “Pieces of You” by Chris Carmack (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC’s Nashville, The OC) and “I Thought I Knew it All” by Electra Mustaine, with Grammy winner Ben Fowler. Both of which were featured in Rollingstone.
He spent five years writing, recording and touring with the band HighSouth. Releasing 3 albums and topping the charts in multiple countries. His influence on the band and their music, helped rebrand them into the 70’s songwriter/vocal harmony genre that longtime friend and collaborator Josh Leo, helped pioneer.
In 2019, with the arrival of his daughter Luna and shortly thereafter, his son Japser, the songs began to change. Phoenix felt that it was time to recalibrate his focus to a more intimate, storyteller setting. The honesty of fatherhood and the need to be present, opened a well of creativity previously untapped. From that well came his first solo project in 10 years, “Jasper - Side One '' a five song EP that is currently available on all platforms. His follow up EP “Luna - Side Two'' is already in the works and set to be released in 2023. Along with his music, Mendoza has been creating Original Oil paintings on canvas. Some of which are auctioned off at live shows across the country.
Muddy water Mississippi preacher’s kid Danny Myrick grew up playing, singing, and writing for his family gospel band in south Mississippi and had his first #1 gospel song at the age of 17. Upon moving to Nashville, Danny had several more southern gospel and Contemporary Christian hits before founding 90’s country rock band Western Flyer, with whom he had numerous top 40 hits.
Danny has gone on to have cuts on a diverse range of artists from Montgomery Gentry to Joe Cocker to Maddie & Tae who have sold over 100 million records combined. He has celebrated many hits, such as Craig Morgan’s “International Harvester,” Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah,” LoCash’s “I Love This Life,” and 2009’s most played country smash, “She’s Country.”
In 2020, Danny released his first solo EP “King Of Jones County,” featuring the acclaimed song and video “God Is A Gun,” and produced recent #1 albums “Love Out Of Time” by The Voice Season 17 winner Jake Hoot and “Company’s Comin’ by Actor/Comedian/Social Influencer Leslie Jordan featuring Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlile, TJ Osborne, and more.
It takes a lot of evolution to create a country music singer like Alison Nichols. As one of the first Asian-American artists in the country format (and 2nd cousin to the late great Joe Diffe), Alison likes to say she is “half Korean, half redneck and 100% American”. From Georgia by way of Texas, she comes by her country roots honestly, growing up on the holy trinity of Miranda, Maren and Kasey. Her powerful singing voice is equal parts sass and vulnerability. Her songwriting is both cutting edge and wise beyond her years. She has cracked the code at Tiktok with one of her posts for the song “is it just me?” hitting over 41/2 million views. Look out for this one of a kind country diva coming to a honky tonk near you.
Dave Pahanish is an artist, a three time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter and a producer.
Dave penned Toby Keith’s “American Ride”, Jimmy Wayne’s “Do You Believe Me Now?” (also co-produced by Dave), and Keith Urban’s “Without You”.
Urban chose the song “Without You” because of how closely the lyrics fit in with his own life stating, "It's the most autobiographical song I never wrote.” Pahanish wrote the song after meeting his wife’s family for the first time without realizing any similarities to Urban’s life. The song became Urban's 12th No. 1 single.
Notable cuts by Dave include Tim McGraw's “Right Back Atcha Babe" and "The One That Got Away", Jimmy Wayne's “I Will” , Emily West's “Completely Yours” and Collin Raye’s “Divine Everlasting Love”. Altogether 5 charting singles.
As a performer, he has released 6 albums and has toured as a solo act for close to 3 decades. He is 2 time veteran of the Country Throwdown Tour and has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Jamie Johnson, Eric Paslay, Montgomery Gentry, Eli Young Band, Old Dominion, Todd Snyder, Leon Russell, and many others.
Dave is currently working with multiple artists as a writer and producer as well as performing his music.
Chas Perry is a 32 year old Singer/ Songwriter born and raised on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. From 2005 to 2009 Chas was the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the punk rock band “Lost in the Media”, but success was cut short after the band disbanded to pursue other interest. In mid-2009 Chas enlisted in the Army as an infantryman and served 8 years in the service with one tour overseas, but music has always stayed close to his heart. After attending college in the music rich town of Athens, Georgia, Chas has re-found his music roots and the once punk rocker turned country artist is at it again and shows no signs of slowing down. With support and mentoring stemming from all directions, Chas is now in search for his first major licensing deal as a song writer, and it would seem that his eyes are set on Nashville.
Born of triumph and tragedy, Bobby Pinson's songs embody the power and integrity to take them across the width of today's musical landscape. Real-life situations, personal mantras, and the examination of the human condition, all find a place in Bobby's diverse material he often describes as a mixture of gutter and grace.
Bobby has had over two hundred of his songs recorded by country music superstars such as Toby Keith, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Sugarland, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Tracy Lawrence, Trace Adkins, LeAnn Rimes, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zant, and many more. Bobby has written over thirty Top 40 hits, including ten number one singles.
Bobby’s celebrated songs have earned him 2009 BMI Songwriter of the Year, two CMA Triple Play awards, a Grammy nomination for 2020 Country Song of the Year, CMA and ACM Single and Song of the Year nominations, twenty BMI awards, and five NSAI (Songs I Wish I’d Written) awards.
In 2005, the Panhandle Texas native released his debut album, Man Like Me, on RCA Records which was one of the most critically acclaimed records of the year. An effort hailed by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly as Nashville’s cream of the crop, Man Like Me, landed on Blender Magazine’s top fifty list of all records in all genres, as well as numerous year-end top ten lists. Pinson’s hit single, Don’t Ask Me How I Know, lead the way for what has come to be considered by many as one of the best records recorded in the last twenty years.
- SOME OF IT / Eric Church # 1 song 2020 Grammy nominee (Country Song of the Year), 2020 ACM Nominee (Song of the Year), 2019 NSAI award (Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written)
- BURNING MAN / Dierks Bentley #1 song 2020 CMA Single of the Year nominee, 2020 ACM Winner Video of the Year, 2019 NSAI award (Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written)
- HOMEMADE / Jake Owen #1 song, 2020 NSAI award (Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written)
- REARVIEW TOWN / Jason Aldean #1 song
- MADE IN AMERICA / Toby Keith #1 song
- NEVER CRIED IN FRONT OF ME / Toby Keith #1 song A
- LL I WANNA DO / Sugarland #1 song
- WANT TO / Sugarland #1 song
- IT HAPPENS / Sugarland #1 song
- ALREADY GONE / Sugarland #1 song
Songwriter/Producer Will Rambeaux has had a long, colorful music business career. Born in Lafayette La, he spent time in Austin and New York City before a chance meeting with childhood hero, Roy Orbison, brought him to Nashville TN in the 1980’s. Roy and Barbara Orbison introduced him to the ways of Music City, and he has since gone on to make records, write #1 hit songs (Faith Hill, John Michael Montgomery) and produce music for other artists. Most recently, he has partnered in his own innovative Artist Development/Label Services company GoLong Entertainment.
In a new musical era dominated by Streaming and Social Media, Rambeaux and GoLong are helping artists to find their way thru' the timeless power of the song.
Jesse Rice’s songs have taken home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI, SESAC and Trop Rock Music Awards. This Billboard Top 40 charting artist was also honored to see his co-penned song A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega featured on Ashley McBryde’s Grammy nominated album Girl Going Nowhere.
Raised in Conway, SC about 15 minutes northwest of Myrtle Beach, Rice moved to Music City in 2002 and his first #1 came with the co-penned tune Cruise by Florida Georgia Line. It would go on to sell more than 12 million singles/downloads to become the first country song ever to receive a Diamond Certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. It would also hold the record as Billboard’s longest running #1 single for six years and took home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI and SESAC awards, including Rice winning SESAC Song of The Year in 2013.
Jesse’s songs have been cut by Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chase Rice, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Love & Theft, Ashley McBryde and Colt Ford. He’s also co-written with top-talent like Lady A, Dan + Shay, Cole Swindell, Russell Dickerson, Jon Pardi, LoCash, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Shawn Mullins, Robert Randolph, and more.
As an artist, he launched the first installment of his “The Pirates Sessions” projects, The Pirate Sessions I & II, in 2012 featuring guest appearances by Florida Georgia Line and Chase Rice. The Pirate Sessions III premiered in 2017 peaking at #5 on the iTunes Country Albums Charts, and featured Michael Ray, Russell Dickerson and Love & Theft. He would score a Radio A1A Trop Rock #1 with the lead single, Hangout with a Hangover. The second release, Hope Town, secured regular rotation on Sirius XM’s Radio Margaritaville. The impact of this project not only secured him a performance slot at the 2017 Trop Rock Music Awards, but also resulted in him winning the “Horizon Award” at the ceremony.
Jesse carried on The Pirate Sessions legacy launching The Pirate Sessions IV in March 2019. The project, once again, sailed Jesse inside the Top-5 on the iTunes Country Album Charts. He also notched his first solo project appearance on the Billboard Country Album Charts Top 40 with this “Hot Shot Debut” on April 1, 2019. The first release, Go Away Cloud, spent multiple weeks at #1 on the Radio A1A charts and is featured in regular rotation on Sirius XM’s Radio Margaritaville.
Most recently, Rice released his latest album, The Pirate Sessions V, on March 17, 2023. It debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Charts, and stayed there for over a week. His lead single “Sand In My Seat” secured regular rotation on Sirius XM Radio Margaritaville, and his songs “Where The Map Turns Blue” and Bacardiologist” have both landed at #1 on Radio Trop Rock monthly charts.
Reid has been pleasing all types of audiences for over 25 years. His musical trek has taken him through rock, pop, country, r&b, beach music, and many points in between. His very eclectic song list draws on all of his experience to provide a variety of music to please the most discriminating audience.
From his musical beginnings in Raleigh, NC where he cut his teeth on "The Beatles", "The Eagles", and "America", Reid submerged himself into learning all he could about music and performing. He spent many years in bands ("Eon", "Spectrum" , "Schizo") performing rock and top 40 with a side of disco and R&B.
He eventually moved away from performing in a band and concentrated on his solo show and on his songwriting. Reid's acoustic shows were huge successes and soon he found himself performing every night in bars and clubs in and around Raleigh. His songwriting efforts brought him further recognition finally leading him to Nashville, TN and publishing deals with Millhouse Music and later Sony/Tree Publishing.
Reid's first love however, has always been performing and that's where he shines. That led him to Hilton Head where he is one of the busiest performers on the island. Apart from his numerous solo shows , Reid has also performed as lead guitarist for the premier bands on the island including "Jo Jo Squirrel and the Home Pickles", "the Lawn Jockeys", and "Deas Guyz". In his shows Reid flows effortlessly from croud rousing sing-alongs to tender ballads to YOUR favorite song. So sit back and enjoy.
As a wunderkind performer in her birthplace of Australia, Kylie dazzled audiences with her authentic grasp of country, her gorgeously expressive vocals, and her electrifying stage presence. When she won Australia's most prestigious country music talent search, Star Maker (Keith Urban was a previous winner), she made the fateful decision to go the route of being a professional songwriter, and she hasn't looked back since.
Now living and writing in Nashville, Kylie is adept at all facets of songwriting, comfortable writing lyrics, melodies, music, and contributing production ideas. Kylie's songs have been recorded by Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Randy Houser, Alan Jackson, Danielle Bradberry, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes and more; Including Walker Hayes' single "You Broke Up With Me."
Somewhere between the suntanned girls of the brightest days, and the frozen, truth-telling demons of the darkest nights, between the tuxedo and the voodoo rattle. By the sea is where this group learned what it does. The Seadaddies is a tight band of characters with the knowledge that changed the club owners idea of a draw. They have a wavelength that’s cooler than cool. The Seadaddies!
EMPIRE’s breakout Country artist Sophia Scott may originally hail from Boulder, CO, but the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist found a home in Nashville by continuing a time-honored tradition of storytelling with no shortage of gusto and grit. When it comes to her music, she writes from the heart, shoots from the hip, and holds nothing back. Instead of retreating, she confronts heartbreak head-on and emboldens audiences with the kind of confidence only earned by a lifelong grind.
After independently racking up over 92 MILLION career streams and amassing over ONE MILLION monthly listeners, Sophia Scott properly introduced herself with her eagerly anticipated debut EP, One Of These Days, available now. The six-track collection of emotional snapshots illustrates Scott’s relatable, coming-of-age journey and illuminates her limitless musicality which flows seamlessly through Country, Pop, Rock, and R&B. Outsider calls it an “emotional, fun, exploratory masterpiece” and says her “performances on this EP call to mind Carrie Underwood‘s drama and challenging vocals, combined with Shania Twain‘s particular sparkle.” CMT notes that “Nashville newcomer Sophia Scott proves she has a bright future ahead in the genre with her debut EP, One Of These Days.” The EP has also received praise from PEOPLE Magazine, American Songwriter, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, and more.
With her fearless first full-length body of work, Scott emphasizes her position as a Country artist-to-watch with a promising career in Nashville and beyond for many years to come. Following the release of One Of These Days, she made an appearance on Spotify’s Fresh Finds stage at CMA Fest. An in-demand songwriter and collaborator, Scott also inked a global publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Ross Golan’s Unknown Music Publishing in 2022. Stay tuned for more to come.
James Michael Stanley is an American country music singer from Eustis, Florida. He grew up there on rural road CR 44a. He spent most of his childhood training horses on his parents horse farm. Jimmy attended Florida State University where he began to visualize a path in music playing small clubs around Tallahassee before making the move to Nashville in 2005. Upon his arrival to Music City he immediately secured a job at the world famous BlueBird Cafe where he studied some of the greatest songwriters and learned how a song was crafted.
Jimmy has shared the stage with artists such as Sam Hunt, Tony Arata, Ronnie Milsap and more. In 2012 he landed a featured role on ABC's Nashville which later turned into a speaking role. Shortly thereafter he was cast for the soft scripted reality show called CrazyHearts Nashville on the network A&E. After the first season Jimmy returned to touring and released his debut single “Say You Want Me” on SiriusXM's The Highway in 2015. His follow-up single, “Like I Stole It” is available now.
It’s hard to deny the pure talent and passion for her craft that is clearly the driving force behind many of artist Bridgette Tatum’s high profile career milestones.
In 2009, this native of Florence, South Carolina, co-wrote the Most Played Song on Country radio stations across the United States. A tremendous achievement for any songwriter, the song, “She’s Country” (recorded and released by Platinum-selling country superstar Jason Aldean), held the #1 position on the chart for two consecutive weeks, reached two million plays, and out sold every genres ringtones, all of which are rare accomplishments, as well.
In 2010, Tatum’s song, “Loud” was selected as the Official Theme Song for ACC Football’s 2010 Season. This fast-paced anthem celebrates the excitement and energy of ACC Football, captured in a raucous music video that was seen in all ACC Markets, resulting in exposure for Bridgette totaling over 27 million households.
Add to these accolades Tatum’s own Album released on iTunes, her single releases (I like my (Cowboy’s Dirty, That’s Love Y’all, Hillbilly Rockstar) and her recent Randy Houser, Kristy Lee Cook, The Farm and George Clinton cuts, (Back, Good Timin, Lookin’ for a cowgirl, Farm Party etc..) and you have the makings of a woman building a sustainable music career for a lifetime of success. Bridgette is also in production with “The Lockets”, creating a new fresh duo sound for country music.
While Bridgette continues to create music, she balances it with her charitable work within The Charley Foundation (www.charleyfoundation.org), and donating her time and talents to various charities around the Middle Tennessee area.
“If it's real and you are making it honest, that's what people want to hear.” With unfailing honesty and a penchant for risk-taking, Bridgette Tatum is storming the scene on her own terms and winning fans at every turn.
My name is Jared Templeton, I am now currently living in Philadelphia but have been an island resident in Hilton Head for the last 15 years or so where I was heavily involved with the band Pretty Darn and with my own projects M.O.B and the Seventh Room . I have been a song-writing for over 25 years and sometimes perform my originals under the alias Jerry Midnight. I graduated from FullSail University with a degree in Recording Arts and enjoy producing and writing for other artists, most recently releasing a co-write with Kyle Wareham and his project Algorhythm, called "Good Life". I am currently working towards helping mentor other aspiring song-writers by consulting and teaching and also plan on releasing a solo album later this year.--
Tomlinson was born in Blytheville, Arkansas. He was raised in Kennett, Missouri. His father is a former basketball star who set scoring records at the University of Missouri and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was also the basketball coach, biology teacher, and assistant principal at Kennett High School.
In his junior year of high school, Tomlinson reached the finals for “You Can Be a Star”, a television talent show on The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), in which Trent placed second. After numerous deals cut short due to labels that went bankrupt or were being taken over, Tomlinson landed a songwriting deal with Cal IV Entertainment. Some of his songs were recorded by Emerson Drive and Blue County on their respective debut albums. He also cut some sides for Lyric Street Records, with whom he later signed a record deal. Tomlinson’s debut single, “Drunker Than Me”, was released in late 2005, followed by his album Country Is My Rock. Two additional singles were also released from the album: “One Wing in the Fire” and “Just Might Have Her Radio On”, the former is a song about Tomlinson’s father. Tomlinson also co-wrote the track “Missing Missouri” on Sara Evans’ 2005 album Real Fine Place, “Why Can’t I Leave Her Alone” on George Strait’s 2006 album It Just Comes Natural.
On December 15, 2008 it was announced that Tomlinson would be the second artist signed to Lyric Street’s subsidiary label, Carolwood Records. His fourth single, “That’s How It Still Oughta Be,” made its chart debut in January 2009. That song fell from the charts in May 2009 and was replaced by “Henry Cartwright’s Produce Stand”. A third single, “Angels Like Her” (a re-recording of a song on his debut), was released on October 26, 2009, shortly before the closure of Carolwood. Tomlinson subsequently returned to Lyric Street before parting ways in March 2010. All three songs were included on an EP titled A Guy Like Me.
Tomlinson released “Man Without a Woman” via Skyville Records in 2011, and did not release an album despite the single charting. In 2014, Parmalee released the single “Close Your Eyes”, which went to #1 which Tomlinson co-wrote.
Trent Currently has a publishing deal with Mucho Love Music, and recently dropped his new album “That’s What’s Working Right Now”. As an artist he has found great success with the first single “When She Goes There”, and is currently anticipating even more with the title track being released as the second single. As a writer, Trent’s song for Brett Young “In Case You Didn’t Know” was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for over 4 million combined sales and stream units in the United States.
Musical creativity runs deep in the Mississippi mud. Blues, Country, Rock & Roll and R&B all owe a good deal of their existence to the rich musical soil of this southern state. Seminal artists, from Elvis to BB King, Jimmy Rodgers to Muddy Waters, Tammy Wynette to Faith Hill, have all begun their musical journeys in Mississippi.
New country duo, TUPELO HONEY, are fully aware that they are standing on the shoulders of these giants. Jordyn Mallory and Zach Moody are both from Tupelo (birthplace of Elvis Presley). In their writing and singing, they borrow from, and try to do justice to, their musical forbears, while at the same time forging their own tributary to the Big River of Mississippi music.
Though both from Tupelo, Jordyn Mallory and Zach Moody did not actually connect until they both moved to Nashville. But when they did sit down to sing and write songs together, the chemistry was palpable. Jordyn’s voice is pure honey that packs a punch. Zack’s voice is a fine gumbo of R&B and country influences. Both are strong lead singers in their own right, but their harmony singing is a wonder. At turns, explosive and tender, they can make a song come alive like few vocal groups in any genre of music.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Kyle Wareham currently lives on Hilton Head Island performing regularly at local bars and restaurants. As the frontman for several bands including Philly-based Alt-Rock/Reggae group Three Legged Fox, Hilton Head local band Pretty Darn and most recently the reggae/rock group Algorhythm based out of St. Pete, FL. Kyle also owns a recording studio and has produced several local artists and has written and produced a number of songs that have earned him licensing deals with major labels such as Universal and Warner Brothers. An accomplished veteran of the music industry, Kyle now prefers to spend his time off the road and at home with his wife and two children.
Matt Warren is a Nashville native. In 2002, Warren made his staff writer debut when he signed a publishing deal with House of Fame in Muscle Shoals, AL. Matt's first cut was “Puttin’ Memories Away”, co-written with Gary Allan. It was featured in Rolling Stone magazine & on the Oprah Winfrey show when Gary was her guest. In 2009 he won an ASCAP award for the top 10 hit "Learning How to Bend". In 2013 he received an ASCAP award for the #1 smash “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)", which was also nominated for the 2014 ACM song of the year. “Love Let It Do What It Do” by Robert Randolph & the Family Band featuring Darius Rucker (co-written with Warren) was the lead single from the “Got Soul” record nominated for blues record of the year at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Matt’s songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Darius Rucker, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Andy Frasco & the UN, Bucky Covington, Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale, Pittsburgh blue collar rock legend Joe Grushecky, The Voice season 17 winner Jake Hoot and many others. Matt currently has 4 songs on the latest Gary Allan record “Ruthless”.
As an artist, he has recorded his own songs for his 2013 solo record “Self-titled” as well as his band Papa Joe in 2001. His latest project is his band Goodfoot. Their debut record “Explosion of Love” is dropping in the fall of 2023.