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Aaron Barker

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Aaron Barker spent the better part of two decades in a band that performed at military bases and public events across the U.S. During long stretches on the bus he began experimenting with writing songs. His first attempt, “Baby Blue,” was recorded by George Strait and topped the country chart in Billboard.

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Alan Rhody

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Alan Rhody has led a successful career, with songs recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys, Del McCoury, Toby Keith, Lorrie Morgan, Michael Martin Murphy, George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Van Shelton, Suzie Boggus, Billy “Crash” Craddock, T.G.Sheppard, David Mallett, Kevin Welch, Murray McLauchlan, The Wright Bros., Lynn Anderson, Kieran Kane, Hoyt Axton, Barbara Fairchild, Jimmy C.Newman and The Atlanta Rhythm Section.

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Bill Whyte

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Bill is originally from the St Louis area and currently resides in Nashville, TN.  Since he was sixteen, Bill has been writing songs, entertaining and making people laugh and hosting award winning morning radio shows.  He has performed at corporate events, casinos, fairs, comedy clubs and more.

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Brett Jones

Brett Jones is a country music singer/songwriter originally from Warm Springs, GA.  His first professional staff writing position was with country star Ronnie Milsap in 1991. In 1993, he had his first top twenty single, and in 1996, his first #1 country single. Since his career began, he has notched seven #1 country singles, two #2 singles, 14 top tens, and over 150 major label recordings.

    

 

 

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Brett Kelly

Brett is originally from Monticello, FL. He started his musical journey performing with his band 19-South throughout Tallahassee and the Panhandle. He is a self-taught artist that now resides in Jackson, Tn.
When he isn’t chasing his three children around he is performing around Jackson. He recently recorded at the Blackbird Studio in Nashville. BK is a familiar face to Port St. Joe.

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Brian White

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Touring Artist , #1 Song Writer , Producer, Recording Artist, Award Winner. These are just a few of the words that describe Brian White. One of Nashville’s most sought after hit makers, White has been on every side of the microphone during his career. White’s songs have been recorded by Christian acts such as Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Kutless, Avalon, Point of Grace, Larnelle Harris, 7th Time Down, Karyn Williams, Jaci Velasquez and many more, earning him Fourteen #1 Songs and 2 Dove Awards.

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Bridgette Tatum

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.

 

 

 

 

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Brooks Huntley

Texas born, with music in his blood, Brooks Huntley was made to play. Growing up in Austin, Texas, Brooks soaked in the bluesy culture of Stevie Ray Vaughan from his youth. A passion for playing the guitar, a small town childhood, and the musical legacy of his blues piano playing grandfather lead Brooks to discover his true love in songwriting and storytelling at at the age of 11; he never looked back.

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Clint Daniels

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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 at age 12. After graduating high school, he moved to Nashville, TN in pursuit of a career in country music. By 1998, he was discovered by an A&R staff member from the Artista label, and was signed that year. He’s continued working with various labels and artists since then.

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Dana Hunt Black

A North Carolina native, Dana moved to Nashville in 1993. She signed her first publishing deal with Double J Music in 1994 and had her first Number One song in 1995 with GEORGE STRAIT’S “CHECK YES OR NO” which went on to win the SONG OF THE YEAR. While at Double J, Dana also landed cuts on CLAY WALKER, PERFECT STRANGER and JAMES BONAMY.

 

 

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Danny Wells

Songwriter-artist Danny Wells is a CMA and an ACM award nominee. He is recognized for the #1 HITS, Check Yes or No recorded by George Strait, These Days recorded by Rascal Flatts and Couldn’t Last a Moment by Collin Raye.

 

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Donny Lowery

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Donny, a songwriter and ichthyologist from Florence, Alabama has had more than 100 songs recorded by country artists including Alabama, Restless Heart, Reba McEntire, Dirt Band, Nanci Griffith, Randy Travis, Steel Drivers, Mac McAnally and Hank Williams, Jr.

 

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Earl Bud Lee

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Earl Bud Lee has been writing songs for over 30 years in Nashville. You know his songs!  “Friends in Low Places” was recorded by Garth Brooks (1991) and Co-written with Dewayne Blackwell. It was one of the top five country songs of all time!

  

 

 

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Jean Nolan


Jean Nolan is country music’s newest face and he is making waves everywhere he goes. The Austrian native moved to Nashville,TN in 2015, after releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Born Ready and 3 hit singles to radio and playing multiple nationwide tours.

    

 

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Jerry Salley

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Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Jerry Salley has had an incredibly successful songwriting career. The 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year, Jerry has had over 450 songs recorded in his multi-award winning career.

    

 

 

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Jesse Rice

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Jesse Rice is an award-winning writer and artist whose work has taken home ACM, AMA, CMA, Billboard, BMI, SESAC and Trop Rock Music Awards.  Most recently, this Billboard Top 40 charting artist was honored to see his co-penned song A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega featured on Ashley McBryde’s Grammy nominated album Girl Going Nowhere.

Jesse, reared in the historic river town of Conway, SC about 15 minutes northwest of Myrtle Beach, moved to Music City in 2002 and began honing his songwriting skills while working at EMI Music Publishing. He would quickly network with rising artists and writers and secured his first publishing agreement in 2007 with Artist Revolution.

    

 

 

 

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Karen Waldrup

New Orleans native, Karen Waldrup, is a triple threat musician, songwriter and recording artist known for her thrilling performances and “in your face” style of country music.  She has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere from Memphis, TN to Dublin, Ireland and is now a true viral sensation with her social media videos gaining mass appeal and more than 100 million views.

    

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Spring

Lauren-e1534178324106Lauren Spring is a folk/Americana songwriter and member of the award-winning folk group, The Krickets and Americana group, The Bo Spring Band.  The Krickets have released two studio albums and have what Paste magazine describes as “….a stunning, truly one-of-a-kind sound.”  Official 2018 SXSW showcasing artists, The Krickets just took home ‘Alt Country Song of the Year’ at the 2019 Independent Music Awards for their song ‘Redbird’ co-written by Lauren and bandmates, Emily Stuckey and Katrina Kolb.

    

 

 

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Matt Warren

Matt Warren was born in Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Gallatin Senior High & has a BS degree in Education from Middle Tennessee State University.

He first debuted into the Nashville music scene as an artist in 1996 when he & his band, 40 East, signed a deal with the Nashville booking agency Crescent Moon Talent & began a fall tour of the southeast region. The band broke up before they could make a record. His next endeavor as an artist was with his band Papa Joe in 2001. They released their debut record, “Storybook Ending”, on an  independent record label.

 

 

 

 

 

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Pete Sallis

PeteTopHatB&WPete, originally from Chicago, currently writes for Demolition Music/Shakes Spear Music. He is a Grammy nominated songwriter who’s had cuts across the genres.

    

 

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Ron Wallace

Arriving in Nashville in 1987, Ron fast became one of Music Row’s most recognizable and sought after voices. His ability to sell a song has earned him a spot on the “A” List of Nashville session singers.

     

 

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Sherrie’ Austin

After being discovered at age 14 as Johnny Cash’s opening act on his Australian tour the diminutive brunette Sherrie Austin packed her bags and her entire family and moved to Hollywood California to join the cast of the hit series ‘The Facts Of Life’.

    

 

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Steve Dean

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Nashville singer/songwriter Steve Dean has co-written six number one Billboard country hits, including the most played song on Country Radio in 2007 and Country AirCheck’s Song of the Decade in 2017, “Watching You” for Rodney Atkins, the Grammy nominated “It Takes A Little Rain” for The Oak Ridge Boys, “Southern Star” for Alabama, “Round About Way” for George Strait, “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break” for Lee Greenwood, “Walk On” for Reba McEntire, two number one bluegrass hits, “New Day Dawning” and “No More Lonely” for The Roys and one number one Top Independent Country Chart hit,  “3935 West End Avenue” for Mason Dixon, as well as two Billboard top 10 hits, two Billboard top 20 hits and four Billboard top 40 hits.
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Stevie Monce

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Known for his unique style of music that combines classic rock ‘n’ roll with an unmistakable southern flair, Nashville-based artist Stevie Monce is setting the music scene on fire with the release of his new EP, Stay On Fire. Originally from Ohio, Monce moved around several times before venturing to Music City in 2012. Through performing countless sold out shows and music festivals with country music superstars such as Cole Swindell, Love and Theft, Michael Ray, and Zac Brown, Monce captivates his listeners with his distinct sound and undeniable stage presence.

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Tim Buppert

timbuppertSince moving to Nashville in July 1991’ Tim has not only become a successful songwriter but he has become one of Nashville’s most sought after session singers. In addition to singing on over 8,000 demos Tim has sung on albums by: Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson, Kevin Sharp, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rodney Atkins to name a few and on jingles for: Pepsi, Luvs diapers, TNN and many many more.

  

 

 

 

 

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Tupelo Honey

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 soil and riverbanks 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.

 

 

 

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Tyler Reeve


An Alabama native, Tyler Reeve has had years of songwriting success.  Tyler’s catalogue includes numerous album cuts and singles, including Brett Young’s #1 hit “In Case You Didn’t Know”, “I Got A Way With You” off Luke Comb’s #1 Country Album This One’s For You, and Love and Theft’s “Whiskey On My Breath”.

    

 

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Victoria Venier

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While she is originally from historic Dixon, Illinois, Victoria now calls Nashville “home”. After graduating Millikin University in Commercial Music, she began further pursuing her dreams of becoming a singer/songwriter. In addition to touring the country with many different shows and bands, she has been a featured artist on the stages of many of Nashville’s hottest music clubs, including the world renowned Bluebird Café.

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Wil Nance

Wil Nance hit the top of R&R and Billboard with his #1 BRAD PAISLEY smash “She’s Everything”, a song on Time Well Wasted, the Multi Platinum 2007 CMA Album of the Year.

  

 

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Will Rambeaux

Will Rambeaux was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in the heart of cajun country. He grew up listening to the classic pop, rock and country music of his day, as well as a healthy dose of the Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans R&B native to Louisiana. With a degree in Literature under his belt, Will left home on a musical odyssey that took him first to Austin, Texas and then to New York City. On a chance visit to Tennessee in the 1980’s Will managed to get a tape to his boyhood idol, Roy Orbison. Mr. Orbison took note of his talent and offered to bring Will to Nashville where his career as a writer and producer has blossomed.

  

 

 

 

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Wynn Varble

Wynn came to love country music at a very young age when he discovered his dad’s collection of classic country vinyl albums. He even traded his big brother’s “Grand Funk Railroad” for a copy of Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John”, and he still has a scar to prove it! Around the age of 14, a neighbor showed Wynn a few chords on an old guitar. Before long, Wynn was playing on his own and writing his own songs.

After many years of playing in honkytonks & bars, Wynn decided to make the move to Nashville. His first radio single was “Fit to Be Tied Down” by Sammy Kershaw. Since then, Wynn has had numerous hits including three number ones… all three were nominated for “Song of the Year” by the CMA and/or ACM. Wynn’s three number one songs are: “Have You Forgotten” by Darryl Worley, “Waitin’ on A Woman” by Brad Paisley, and “I’m A Little More Country Than That” recorded by Easton Corbin.

 

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