Author Archives: Mike

Featured Songwriter: Rhett Akins

Music has always been in Rhett Akins’ blood. The Valdosta, GA. native grew up in a close-knit family that supported his musical interests and his desire to pursue music as a career.  One of Rhett’s song demo tapes found its … Continue reading

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2018 ACM Songwriter Awards

Congratulations to all of the songwriters who were nominated for ACM Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year, especially Songwriter City partners Rhett Akins, Jon Randall, Lee Thomas Miller, and Ross Copperman. Rhett was named Songwriter of … Continue reading

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Event Entertainment: The Challenge of New & Original

The event business is teaching me a great deal about the ability to bring high-quality entertainment to a diverse cross-section of companies, associations, and organizations. One key theme I have learned about and heard repeatedly from event planning professionals, is the … Continue reading

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Featured Songwriter: Wendell Mobley

Wendell began playing in local bands before moving from Celina, Ohio to Nashville, where he found a job playing guitar for Jack Greene and Alabama. After having his songs recorded by Joe Diffie and Kenny Rogers, he became a full-time … Continue reading

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Two Years In Songwriter City

It’s been two years since our first Songwriter City show in 2016 and I began the full-fledged plunge into owning and running my own business. Working in the corporate world and hired as an independent contractor have been the only roles I’ve … Continue reading

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Favorite Music of 2017

I have to admit I wasn’t on top of my discovery game this year, but decent enough to compile an end of year list. There seems to be an unintentional common thread in my favorite music from 2017 and it … Continue reading

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Featured Songwriter: Jessi Alexander

In 2001, after a friend submitted a demo tape to the NARAS Grammy Showcase, Jessi Alexander — who had no prior knowledge of the submission — found herself a very surprised winner, an achievement that helped the young singer get … Continue reading

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