Chris DeStefano

Chris DeStefano is a Grammy Award Winning singer/songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, raised in Mt. Laurel, NJ and currently residing in Nashville, TN. As a songwriter, he has multiple #1 songs with artists Carrie Underwood (“Good Girl”, “Little Toy Guns”), Billy Currington (“Hey Girl”), Brett Eldredge (“Don’t Ya”), Luke Bryan (“That’s My Kind of Night”, “Kick the Dust Up”),  Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood (“Somethin’ Bad,” later reworked as the opening theme for NBC Sunday Night Football), Rascal Flatts (“Rewind”) and Jason Aldean (“Just Gettin’ Started”).

 

Chris also co-wrote the Carrie Underwood, 7 week, #1 song “Something in the Water”, the third longest running female #1 Hot Country song in chart history.

 

Although much of his success has come with country artists, he continues to be successful in other genres. This includes contributing four songs to boy band Big Time Rush’s top five album “24/Seven,” working with Bon Jovi on their album “Burning Bridges” and writing again for Kelly Clarkson, for her #1 album “Piece By Piece.”

 

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Ross Copperman

Ross Copperman is a Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and producer who was a signed recording artist in the UK and known for his song “All She Wrote” which was released in 2007.  Ross had numerous major song placements in TV shows and movies such as: The Vampire Diaries, The Biggest Loser, NCIS, Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy and the series finale of CSI:NY.

 

Ross has written 19 #1 songs including “Woman, Amen” by Dierks Bentley, “Beat Of The Music,” “Lose My Mind,” and “Drunk On Your Love” by Brett Eldredge,  “Don’t It” by Billy Currington, “Strip It Down” by Luke Bryan, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me” by Keith Urban, “Point At You” by  Justin Moore, “American Country Love Song” by Jake Owen, “Confession” by Florida Georgia Line,  “I Know Somebody” by LOCASH, and “Setting the World on Fire” by Kenny Chesney featuring P!nk. He currently has the latest singles on the charts by Brett Young and Kenny Chesney.

 

Copperman has also produced for several artists including Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen among others.

 

Ross was honored as 2016 ACM Songwriter of the Year, 2016 and 2017 BMI Songwriter of the Year, and recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Double CMA Triple Play Awards.
 

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Laura Veltz

Originally from New York City, Laura Veltz has spent her entire adult life writing and performing music. After a decade touring and recording with her family band, Cecilia, culminating in a record deal with Atlantic Records, she zeroed in on her love of commercial songwriting in 2008 and was lured to Music City. Since then, Veltz has garnered cuts and hits by Country’s newest and hottest superstars alike, becoming one of today’s most respected songsmiths. Her list of hits and placements continues to grow daily including the chart toppers “I Could Use A Love Song” by Maren Morris, “Drunk Last Night” by Eli Young Band, “Lonely Eyes” by Chris Young, and her latest #1 “Speechless” by Dan + Shay, which earned Laura a 2020 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.

 

Veltz co-wrote four songs, including the smash, “Rich,” from Maren Morris’s Grammy-nominated album, Hero. She has also co-written songs from the latest albums by Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Ryan Hurd and Little Big Town. She also has the current hit single from Lady Antebellum “What If I Never Get Over You.”

 

Her songs have also been recorded by such artists as Devin Dawson, Maddie & Tae, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, The Cadillac Three, and the Queen of Country Music herself, Reba.

 

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Jon Randall

Jon Randall Stewart was born in Dallas, TX and in his teenage years relocated to Nashville where he started his professional musical journey singing backup and playing guitar with Emmylou Harris’s Grammy award winning Nash Ramblers. He has toured and recorded with countless household names including Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley.

In 1992, Jon won a Grammy Award as a part of Emmylou Harris & Nash Ramblers for Best Country Performance by A Duo or Group with Vocal. He released his debut solo album, “What You Don’t Know, in 1995 on RCA. His three subsequent albums have all been met with much critical acclaim.

As a songwriter, Randall is most known for “Whiskey Lullaby,” the Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss hit single he co-wrote with Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, which won the CMA Award for Song of the Year in 2005. Jon’s #1 songs include “Am I The Only One” from Dierks Bentley and “Drink On It” by Blake Shelton. Other artists who have recorded his songs include Tim McGraw, Gary Allan, Jack Ingram, Reba McEntire, Guy Clark, and more.

Jon also produced Dierks Bentley’s acoustic project “Up on the Ridge,” which earned CMA, Grammy, and ACM nominations. He also won ACM Song of the Year in 2018 for “Tin Man,” which was recorded by Miranda Lambert.

Most recently, Randall has been nominated for a 2019 ACM Award for Album of the Year as a producer on Dierks Bentely’s “The Mountain,” which Jon also has 4 cuts on. In addition, he scored a track on the new Maren Morris album “Girl,” which was released in March.

Randall’s success as a musician, performer, songwriter, and producer continues to flourish from the heart of Nashville.

 

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Tim Nichols

Award winning songwriter, Tim Nichols has been writing hit songs and entertaining audiences for over two decades. A veteran in the country music industry and a well-known personality across the country, he’s become one of the genre’s most respected and well-liked members. He’s known for an easy-going, honest manner, creative lyrics and comical banter onstage when playing live shows.

Like what’s playing on the radio, Nichols’ music has evolved over the years. He has won countless BMI awards as well as accolades from CMA, ACM and NSAI organizations.  While fans of classic country music appreciate his number one hits for artists like Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Reba McEntire, Keith Whitley, Lee Ann Womack and multiple others, today’s country hit makers and newcomers are just as thrilled about his recent work. You might recognize a current hit by Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Jana Kramer, or Chris Young, when Nichols takes the stage in a writer’s show.  And, of course, crowd favorites always include record setting hits like Jo Dee Messina’s “Head’s Carolina, Tails California”, and his Grammy Award winning “Live Like You Were Dying” recorded by Tim McGraw.

Nichols is a writer and performer for all ages and never ceases in his quest to move people and touch hearts with his honest lyrics.

Most days, he’s working in the writing rooms of his publishing company, THiS MUSIC, along with other award winning talents, but you can often find him onstage performing for select groups seeking an authentic entertainment experience. He travels throughout the US in addition to playing his songs and telling the stories behind them to both event attendees and corporate clients. His onstage dynamic is unparalleled and he’s at his best when engaging an audience to get lost in a song.

Whether alone or in the company of his fellow songwriting friends or artists, who often join him in performances at the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bluebird Cafe or in a private venue, he provides a moving show that completely entices every type of audience.

 

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Heather Morgan

Vince Gill once described Heather Morgan’s voice as a combination of Patty Griffin and Dolly Parton. Growing up in Richardson, Texas, Heather was raised on Willie Nelson, Dolly, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Dixie Chicks, and Motown classics.

 

Heather has written songs for such artists as Randy Rogers Band, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley and Maren Morris. She had her first #1 song “Beat of the Music”, which was co-written with Ross Copperman and Brett Eldredge. The song won BMI’s Song of the Year in 2015. These three writers followed up with another #1 song for Brett, “Lose My Mind.” Another Brett single, “Love Someone” is currently in the Top 10.

 

In 2018 Morgan released her own album entitled “Borrowed Heart” with Grammy-nominated producer Paul Moak, and she has recently added her vocals to records with Drake White and Dierks Bentley.

 

Heather is also the co-founder of Girls of Nashville, a singer-songwriter show that began in 2014 to highlight female talent in Nashville. The show was recently featured in People Magazine.

 

Heather is a shining light of a songwriter, performer, and vocalist.

 

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Neil Thrasher

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama Neil Thrasher has been surrounded by music his whole life. Influenced by both sides of his family, Neil grew up watching his father perform professionally as part of The Thrasher Brothers it was only natural that Neil would do the same.

 

After a few year of recording his own music, other artist began recording songs he had written and as fate would have it, it was then that songwriting would become his passion. Devoting his career to be a full-time songwriter and eventually being named “2004 ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year.”

 

Thrasher has penned many #1 hits including “Fast Cars & Freedom”, “Take Me There” and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts, “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Fly Over States” and “Night Train” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser”. His latest #1 was “Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean.

 

Neil’s songs have also been recorded by some of music’s most successful acts including:  Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, David Nail, Diamond Rio, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others.

 

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Tom Douglas

In 1993, Douglas attended a songwriters’ seminar in Austin and he played “Little Rock” for producer/publisher Paul Worley who took some of his songs back to Nashville with him. Sony/ATV/Tree signed Douglas as a staff writer and in June 1994, “Little Rock,” as sung by Collin Raye, became his first number one hit and was nominated for CMA Song of the Year in 1994. He moved back to Nashville with his family three years later.

He earned his second number-one hit on the pop charts in 1998 with “The Gift” as recorded by and co-written with Jim Brickman. In 2001, Tim McGraw took “Grown Men Don’t Cry” to number one, and subsequently collaborated with Tom on the top three-country hit, “My Little Girl,” which also became the end title for the Fox film, “Flicka”, in 2006. “Love’s the Only House” recorded by Martina McBride reached the top-five on the Country charts followed by another hit, “God’s Will.” From the summer of 2009 to the summer of 2010, Tom achieved a rare Triple Play Award in which he had three number one hits in a year: Lady Antebellum’s (co-written with the group) “I Run To You” followed by Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice” and concluding with Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”.

In 2010, he also had a single with Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World”. Tom’s song “Raise ’em Up” was #1 for Keith Urban and Eric Church in the spring of 2015. Tom’ s song “The House That Built Me” was nominated for 2010 Grammy Song of The Year and Country Song of The Year and won CMA Song of the Year as well as ACM’s Song of The Year and Single Record of the Year. In that same year, Tom was also nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the song “Coming Home” featured in the film “Country Strong”. In 2014, Tom’s song “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” was nominated for the Grammy’s Country Song of the year.

In 2014, Tom was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

“Tom Douglas is, quite simply, our conscience. He shines a spotlight on the dark side of society so brightly that we can no longer ignore it. He’s a realist, but he’s also an optimist. As he says, the pain in this world is great, but the love is even greater. I love his raspy voice. When you hear him sing, you know he just knows. He’s lived every word that he writes. He makes mature music for mature people. He’s had some huge hits, but I always like his versions better. No one can sing a Tom Douglas song better than Tom.”   – Music journalist Beverly Keel

Tom is a songwriting treasure and we love to get him on a stage to show his gifts of music and storytelling to others.

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#1 SONGS
  • Lady Antebellum — “I Run to You”, “Hello World”
  • Miranda Lambert — “The House That Built Me”
  • Tim McGraw — “Grown Men Don’t Cry”
  • Keith Urban — “Raise ‘Em Up”
  • Tim McGraw — “Southern Voice”
  • Tim McGraw — “Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s”
  • Collin Raye — “Little Rock”
  • Jim Brickman — “The Gift”

 

TOP 10 SONGS
  • Chris Janson – “Drunk Girl”
  • Martina McBride — “Love’s the Only House”
  • Tim McGraw — “My Little Girl”
  • Tim McGraw — “Let It Go”
  • Lee Ann Womack — “Something Worth Leaving Behind”

Other cuts by: Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, Alabama, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Sons of the Desert, Phil Vassar, Drake White, The Warren Brothers, Yankee Grey, and more.

 

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Jamie O’Neal

Since the release of her debut album Jamie O’Neal has been impacting country music with her soulful voice and the immense amount of passion behind every word she sings. O’Neal became a household name with her single, “There Is No Arizona,” which set her path to stardom on fire with multiple No. 1 hits and 2 top 5 records as well as many award accolades.

 “From a young age, I had a bird’s eye view as entertainers like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Crystal Gayle performed,” she says. “I watched from the side of the stage at the way they connected with a crowd, and that’s what made me want to be a performer.”

O’Neal came to town with her powerhouse vocals and unique flare for the craft of songwriting, which opened many doors and created countless contacts throughout Music City. O’Neal has penned cuts for LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Reba, Cece Winans and more. After crossing paths with Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Clay Walker), the famed producer helped the young rising singer/songwriter land her first record deal with Mercury Nashville, which resulted with the release of her critically acclaimed and platinum selling album Shiver. 

O’Neal went on to earn the title of the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist award and was named the Top New Country Artist by Billboard. Two of her four Grammy nominations came as a songwriter, for Best Country Song for “There Is No Arizona” and its chart-topping follow-up, “When I Think About Angels.”

 In addition to headlining her own shows, O’Neal has toured with Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and more. She has also landed songs on the soundtracks of Bridget Jones’ Diary and When We Were Soldiers singing a duet with Michael McDonald as well as having Idina Menzel record a song she wrote for the ABC smash Desperate Housewives.

 It is a measure of the respect she has earned that after CelineDion was unable to sing “All By Myself” for Bridget Jones, the producers searched country music for its most powerful vocalist and chose O’Neal. The track is again featured in this year’s Bridget Jones’ Baby. When Carrie Underwood won American Idol, a search for a top-flight duet partner led once again to O’Neal and her singing “Does He Love You” together. 

O’Neal has appeared on numerous national television programs, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and many others.

 

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Bob DiPiero

Since his first #1 in 1983, Hall of Fame Songwriter Bob DiPiero has been responsible for an uninterrupted string of country music hits. One of Nashville’s most prolific and consistent songwriters, Bob possesses a humble drive to keep learning and stay relevant. He has had over 1,000 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and an astounding 15 #1 hits. His songs have been featured in TV shows, commercials and movies.

 

Among his countless awards are 50 BMI Million–Air honors, multiple Songwriter of the Year awards and 2 consecutive Triple Play awards for 3 #1 songs within a 12–month period. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Walk of Fame. In 2014, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Bob with their prestigious “Poets and Prophets Series: Salute to Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero” and the Country Music Association also presented Bob with the CMA Chairman’s Award.

 

On November 7, 2017 Bob DiPiero received yet another incredible honor when BMI presented him with their prestigious Icon Award celebrating his outstanding career achievement and honoring his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers. This remarkable accolade leaves no question that Bob DiPiero’s career has truly been iconic.

 

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#1 SONGS

“American Made”- The Oak Ridge Boys
“Wink”- Neal McCoy
“Blue Clear Sky”- George Strait
“Daddy’s Money”- Ricochet
“Worlds Apart”- Vince Gill
“That Rock Won’t Roll”- Restless Heart
“Little Rock”- Reba McEntire
“(Do You Love Me) Just Say Yes”- Highway 101
“The Church On Cumberland Road”- Shenandoah
“Money In The Bank”- John Anderson
“Take Me As I Am”- Faith Hill
“Till You Love Me”- Reba McEntire
“They’re Playin’ Our Song”- Neal McCoy
“If You Ever Stop Loving Me”- Montgomery Gentry
“Southern Voice”- Tim McGraw

TOP 10 SONGS

“Cowboys Like Us”- George Strait
“Gone”- Montgomery Gentry
“You Can’t Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl”- Brooks & Dunn
“Walking Away A Winner”- Kathy Mattea
“Should’ve Asked Her Faster”- Ty England
“Sentimental Ol’ You”- Charly McClain
“Mirror, Mirror”- Diamond Rio
“She Don’t Tell Me To”- Montgomery Gentry
“Lovin’ You Is Fun”- Easton Corbin
“Anywhere But Here”- Sammy Kershaw
“There You Are”- Martina McBride
“From A Table Away”- Sunny Sweeney

Other cuts by:  Pam Tillis, Rhett Akins, Caitlyn Smith, Bryan White, Joe Diffie, Mindy McCready, Billy Ray Cyrus, Aaron Tippin, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Gretchen Wilson, The Mavericks, Tracy Byrd

 

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