Category Archives: Music

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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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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Celebrating Songwriters

Having been in Nashville for over 20 years now, I’ve had the opportunity to attend many Tin Pan South Songwriters Festivals, which just concluded their 25th annual event last week. The packed five nights of over 300 writers, at ten different venues, allow songwriters to share … Continue reading

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Featured Songwriter: Josh Kear

Josh Kear is a four-time Grammy nominated songwriter and recipient of the ACM Song of the Year for Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.” He is the only songwriter in Grammy history to win Best Country Song three times. Josh boasts a … Continue reading

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