His songs have been at #1 for 25 weeks and they’ve sold over 60 million records, but Wendell Mobley continues to create refreshing lyrics and melodies for the biggest acts and brightest newcomers. Since making his way from his hometown of Celina, OH, Wendell has had huge success with #1 hits such as “Take Me There” and “Fast Cars and Freedom” by Rascal Flatts, “How Forever Feels” and “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney, “Tattoos In This Town” and “A Little More Summertime” by Jason Aldean, and “How Country Feels” by Randy Houser.
Mobley has had other songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain and many others. He also has shown his range of talents with other projects including the national ad campaign for Napa Auto Parts, by writing and singing their theme song, “Napa Know How.”
Wendell has one of the best voices in country music (or any genre for that matter), and it’s always fun watching people be blown away by his incredible combination of writing and vocal talent at a live songwriter performance.
Casey Beathard moved to Nashville after attending Elon College in North Carolina in 1991. He immediately landed a day job at the Country Music Hall of Fame working in the gift show and mail order. He then took a part time, second job, at the Blue Bird Cafe as a cook/bar back. He says ever significant connection a “wanna-be” writer/artist could make, was made at those two jobs.
He began singing demo’s for Hall of Fame writer Don Schlitz, among others, while continuing to play “live” at any “open mic” and for anyone else who would listen. After starting to concentrate more on his songwriting, he had the title cut on Kenny Chesney’s album, “I Will Stand” and then the single “Right Where I Need To Be” by Gary Allan.
His huge hits include “Like Jesus Does” & “Homeboy” by Eric Church, George Strait’s “The Breath You Take”, Aaron Tippin’s “Where the Stars & Stripes & Eagles Fly”, and a string of #1’s that include “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem”, “Don’t Blink”, “Come Back Song”, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are”, “Cleaning This Gun”, “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” and “The Boys of Fall”.
The son of respected NFL Hall of Fame member Bobby Beathard, and the father of four children, Casey is a two-time winner of Broadcast Music Inc’s Songwriter of the Year for 2004 and 2008.
JT Harding first moved from his native South Detroit to Los Angeles to pursue music; there, he worked as an assistant to the band Linkin Park, made a demo tape with prize money he won on the VH1 game show Rock & Roll Jeopardy! and was subsequently signed by EMI and Atlantic Records. After penning his first hit, Uncle Kracker’s single “Smile,” JT relocated to Nashville and joined the city’s songwriting community.
Harding has since written country #1’s “Sangria” by Blake Shelton, “Somewhere With You” by Kenny Chesney, “Alone With You” by Jake Owen, “Different For Girls” by Dierks Bentley, and “Somewhere In My Car” by Keith Urban. He’s had other cuts by Billy Currington, Goo Goo Dolls, Five For Fighting, Matt Nathanson, Rascal Flatts, and more top artists.
Harding is the biological son of actor and comedian Jay Thomas, who put him up for adoption at an early age. His adoptive parents, Larry and Kendra Harding, moved from Nashville to Grosse Pointe, MI when Harding was young. His adoptive father worked at a rock radio station in Detroit.
JT is a special talent, gifted not only in songwriting, but comedy and entertaining.