Jon Nite is a 15-year “overnight success” story Nashville style. He moved to Nashville from Amarillo, Tx when he was 18, with a wife, a baby, surviving on food stamps and traveling with a trailer to a dream—Belmont University’s music school which he attended and eventually graduated from. Part-time jobs and (hated) full-time jobs interspersed with writing deals finally got him some notice and some songs recorded. Finally, he hit it: #1 songs for Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert (“We Were Us”), David Nail (“Whatever She’s Got”), Jake Owen (“Beachin'”), and A Thousand Horses (“Smoke”). Not only a great writer, Jon possesses one of the most soulful voices you will ever hear. more: bio, audio, video, and links
James Slater is a Grammy nominated, piano-playing, bilingual singer-songwriter of Bolivian American descent. Born in Durham, North Carolina to a mandolin loving psychiatrist and a Spanish speaking mother, he was raised in the tropics of the Panama Canal Zone in Central America.
After high school James returned to the USA and graduated from Florida’s distinguished University of Miami School of Music. After a brief move to Los Angeles he found himself living in Zurich, Switzerland for six years where he enjoyed touring, recording, and writing. He wrote “Don’t Break My Heart,” for Belgian super group Vaya Con Dios, and then signed a solo contract with BMG, Switzerland, and penned the hit “Poco a Poco.” He has traveled the world from Panama to Dublin, from Spain to Havana.
James and his grand piano now live in Nashville, Tennessee… more: bio, audio, video, and links
Bud Tower is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. His latest major cuts are “Gods and Guns,” the title track of Lynryd Skynryd’s album and “Red, White & Pink-Slip Blues” released as a single to radio by Hank Williams, Jr. Some 50 other of Bud’s songs have been recorded by indie artists and found their way into various movie and video projects.Bud is the founder of the New Orleans Songwriters Festival (2008-2012) and with Robert DiGiorgio of Key Largo, co-founded the Downtown Key Largo Songfest.
Over the past two years, Bud has had songs recorded by artists in the US (Waylon Thibodeaux in Louisiana and Nashville artist Nathan Lee Jackson), Switzerland (The Nada Cowboys), The Netherlands (Nina Flaaseth), and… more: bio, audio, video, and links
Amanda Colleen Williams is a Cosmopolitan Country performing songwriter based in Nashville, TN, and is co-writer with Garth Brooks on “She’s Tired of Boys,” the second track on his latest platinum selling album Man Against Machine.
Through her World Music Project, she travels teaching songwriting as a healthy form of self expression to kids in k-12 rural public schools, and especially to kids in state custody or aging out of the foster care system. Through her Songpreneur Community, she connects and empowers adult songwriters to build sustainable careers in the new music business through creative entrepreneurship and skill building. … more: bio, audio, video, and links
Singer/Songwriter Drew Young has been involved in music since he received his first acoustic guitar at the age of 9. After learning the complete Eagles songbook, Drew graduated to writing his own music. In college at The University of Georgia, Drew formed an all-original band, “Ruben Kincaid.” The band became a staple of the college music circuit and logged tens of thousands of miles over the next 10 years as well as 4 full length CDs, produced by John Keane (who also produced REM, Widepread Panic, and the Drive By Truckers), to great fanfare and critical acclaim.Drew quit the road to take to take a position as A&R assistant at London Records in London, England, working with the legendary Pete Tong.
Later returning to the States, … more: bio, audio, video, and links
Patrick and Molly Lockwood are both graduates of Nashville’s Belmont University music curriculum–one of the nation’s finest. It is where they met and fell in love. Between Patrick’s seminary studies, their manifold part time jobs and raising two energetic baby boys, Eli and Abel, they write, record, and perform their music at church and around […]
Scooter is the mystery man-songwriter in an age of over-exposed everything, Pictures? What freaking page of Google snapshots since birth? Below is Scooter’s bio “picture” at his Nashville Publisher, Carnival music (where Scoter had a recent #1 hit for Brett Eldridge, “Mean To Me.”): The above gentleman is of course famous TV teaching artist (“pretty […]
Levi Hummon made his imprint on the Nashville community before he realized the extent of his craft. Born and raised in Music City, Levi was surrounded by music greats; however, it was his keen eye for visual arts that the budding entertainer decided to pursue. While studying painting in college, he was drawn to his […]
As her Wikipedia entry puts it: “McKee has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Loretta Lynn. Her music features a variety of influences, including blues, Zydeco, Southern rock, country, and gospel. On The Morton Report, Bill Bentley described her 2015 release Sugarcane Revival as ‘kind of like if Laura Nyro had been roommates […]