Nashville meets Motown in a songwriters round. Hear the stories behind the hits and future hit songs performed by the writers themselves.
Wil Nance hit the top of the Billboard charts with his #1 Brad Paisley smash “She’s Everything” a song on Time Well Wasted the Multi Platinum CMA 2007 Album of the Year. In 1999 he received a BMI award for “Round About Way”, a #1 hit single for the legendary George Strait. Both songs earned “Million Air” Awards from BMI. In 2004 Will also scored a Top Ten Hit with Joe Nichols single “Cool To Be a Fool.” Another George Strait cut came in 2009 with “Where Have I Been All My Life” and in 2015 “It Takes All Kinds.”
Additional cuts include Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy, Craig Morgan, Diamond Rio, Sammy Kershaw, Oakridge Boys, Easton Corbin and many more…
Wil is currently signed with Curb Publishing & has two new cuts on Curb Record’s Artist Mo Pitney and a new cut on Tim McGraw.
Mark was the 2015 Tennessee Songwriters Association International Male Songwriter of the Year. He also won TSAI’s 2016 and 2017 Song Of The Year. Recent cuts include “Beam MeUp” and “Too Old To Be Vegan” on the new William Shatner & Jeff Cook (Alabama) CD. As an artist Mark charted 4 top 50 singles and reached #43 on Billboards AC Charts. He also shares the trophy from the “Gong Show” in 79’ & performed on the 1st season of Ed McMahon’s “Star Search.”
Rob’s music career began in Detroit in the 1970s. He’s done gigs with Hank Williams Jr., Leon Russell, and James Taylor. Now a busy New York producer, teacher and working musician, his recent projects include an album with rock legend Simon Kirke of Bad Company. Always conscious of his country-rock roots, Rob is a regular visitor to Nashville. In addition to his own singing and songwriting, he is currently helping develop a small roster of talented up-and-coming NYC artists.
Danika & the Jeb
Danika & the Jeb are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing. They’ve played over 1,500 concerts around the United States, UK, and Europe since they formed in 2010. They are taking stages of all sizes by storm – having opened for mainstream heavyweights such as Lyle Lovett, Dierks Bentley, Phil Vassar, and others, to being named 2016 Artists of the Year from Concerts in your Home.
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