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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Natalie Hemby

With an authentic heart and distinct style, Natalie Hemby has become one of music’s defining songwriters. The Nashville native has written six #1 singles including Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado,” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar” and “Automatic,” and Justin Moore’s “You Look Like I Need A Drink.”

 

“Automatic” earned Hemby a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song in 2015. The hit also took home ACM Song of the Year honors the same year, as well as a NSAI Song of the Year win and a CMA Song of the Year nomination in 2014. Hemby co-wrote 10 songs on Miranda Lambert’s latest award-winning album The Weight of These Wings, as well as seven tracks on her 2014 release Platinum. In 2017 she released her first solo project entitled Puxico and opened for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on tour.

 

Natalie scored two cuts on the #1 album soundtrack to “A Star Is Born,” including “Always Remember Us This Way” and “I’ll Never Love Again,” both of which are performed by Lady Gaga in the film and received critical acclaim. She also has 3 cuts on Kacey Musgraves Grammy Award Winning Album “Golden Hour”, including the new single “Rainbow.” Most recently, Natalie joined with Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires to form the supergroup The Highwomen and have released several tracks including “Redesigning Women” and “Crowded Table,” both co-written by Hemby.

 

Natalie has also written songs for Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Amy Grant, Eli Young Band, Rosi Golan, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Labrinth, Lucie Silvas, and many others.

 

Natalie’s unique style, striking vocals, and likable personality makes her a favorite. She’s a talent that outshines even the most popular recording artists.

 

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#1 SONGS
  • “Downtown” – Lady Antebellum (2 week #1)
  • “Pontoon” – Little Big Town (2 week #1)
      • 2015 ACM Nomination for Song of the Year
      • 2015 CMA Nomination for Song of the Year
  • “Tornado” – Little Big Town
  • “Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
      • 2015 ACM Award for Song of the Year
      • 2015 NSAI Award for Song of the Year
  • “White Liar” – Miranda Lambert
  • “You Look Like I Need A Drink” – Justin Moore

 

  • “Heartache Medication” – Current single from Jon Pardi

 

  • “Resigning Women” – The Highwomen
  • “Crowded Table” – The Highwomen
  • “Rainbow” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Always Remember Us This Way” – Lada Gaga (from A Star Is Born)
  • “I’ll Never Love Again” – Lady Gaga (from A Star Is Born)
  • “Bluebird” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Mess With My Head” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Baggage Claim” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Only Prettier” – Miranda Lambert
  • “Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson
  • “Butterflies” – Kacey Musgraves
  • “Jealous” – Labrinth
  • “RSVP” – Maren Morris

 

Other songs recorded by:  Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Toby Keith, Brett Eldredge, Halestorm, Eli Young Band, Lee Ann Womack, JohnnySwim, Kree Harrison, Chris Isaak, Laura Bell Bundy, and more

 

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Jessi Alexander

 

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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 is currently running up the pop charts.

 

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.

 

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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#1 SONGS
  • “Speechless” – Dan + Shay (4 week #1)
  • “I Could Use A Love Song” – Maren Morris
  • “Drunk Last Night” – Eli Young Band

 

TOP 5 SONGS
  • “Rich” – Maren Morris #2
  • “Lonely Eyes” – Chris Young #2

 

  • “What If I Never Get Over You” – Current Lady Antebellum single
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris
  • “Prayed For You” – Current Matt Stell single
  • “To A T” – Current Ryan Hurd single

 

Other Songs

  • “There’s A Girl” – Trent Harmon
  • “Live Forever” – Kane Brown
  • “The Bones” – Maren Morris
  • “Weed, Whiskey & Willie” – Brothers Osborne
  • “Keeping Score” – Dan + Shay
  • “We Went To The Beach” – Little Big Town

 

Other cuts by: Dierks Bentley, Devin Dawson, Maddie & Tae, RaeLynn, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, The Cadillac Three, Reba McEntire and more

 

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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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  • “Drink On It” – Blake Shelton #1
  • “Am I The Only One” – Dierks Bentley #1
  • “Whiskey Lullaby” – Alison Krauss with Brad Paisley #2
      • 2005 CMA Song of the Year
  • “Tin Man” – Current single from Miranda Lambert
      • 2018 ACM Song of the Year
  • “She’s So California” – Gary Allan
  • “Break Each Other’s Heart Again” – Reba McEntire & Don Henley
  • “Draw Me A Map” – Dierks Bentley
  • “When Love Gets A Hold Of You” – Reba McEntire
  • “Just Add Moonlight” – Eli Young Band

 

Other cuts by: Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill, Guy Clark, Travis Denning

 

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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”.

 

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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#1 SONGS
  • “Fast Cars & Freedom” – Rascal Flatts (4 week #1)
  • “There Goes My Life” – Kenny Chesney (7 week #1)
    • 2003 ACM nomination for Song of the Year
  • “Take Me There” – Rascal Flatts (4 week #1)
  • “Fly Over States” – Jason Aldean
  • “How Country Feels” – Randy Houser
    • 2013 ASCAP Song of the Year
  • “Night Train” – Jason Aldean
  • “Why Wait” – Rascal Flatts
  • “Tattoos On This Town” – Jason Aldean
  • “Banjo” – Rascal Flatts

 

TOP 10 SONGS
  • “I Melt” – Rascal Flatts #2
  • “That’s What I Get For Loving You” – Diamond Rio #4
  • “What Do You Say” – Reba McEntire #3
  • “I Lost It” – Kenny Chesney #3
  • “Some People Change” – Montgomery Gentry #7
  • “Rearview Town” – Current Jason Aldean single

In 2010 Neil was awarded “GMA’s Country Song of the Year” for “Somebody Like Me” recorded by Jason Crabb, earning him his first Dove Award.

Other cuts by: Lee Brice, Rhett Akins, Reba McEntire, Restless Heart, Susan Ashton, Meredith Edwards, Jeff Carson, Andy Griggs, Casey James, David Nail, Trace Adkins

 

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Wynn Varble

What do you get when you combine one of Nashville’s top songwriters with one of Nashville’s funniest storytellers? Wynn Varble!
He had his first #1 song “Have You Forgotten” with Darryl Worley in 2003 and it was nominated for Song of the Year by the CMA. In 2008, his #1 “Waitin’ on a Woman,” which Wynn co-wrote with Don Sampson was nominated by the CMA for Song of the Year. His third #1, “I’m a Little More Country” recorded by Easton Corbin, was also nominated by the ACM for Song of the Year.
Other artists who have recorded Wynn’s songs include Garth Brooks, Jon Pardi, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, and many others.

 

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  • “Have You Forgotten?” – Darryl Worley   #1
  • “Waitin’ on a Woman” – Brad Paisley  #1
  • “A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin  #1
  • “Sounds Like Life To Me” – Darryl Worley  #11
  • “When You Need My Love” – Darryl Worley  #15
  • “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind” – Kellie Pickler  #16
  • “Mom” –  Garth Brooks

Other cuts by:  Jon Pardi, Lee Ann Womack,  Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, The Kinleys, Chris LeDoux, Mark Chesnutt, Sammy Kershaw

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Allen Shamblin

Allen Shamblin was born in Tennessee and grew up in Huffman, Texas, about 30 miles outside of Houston. After graduating with a Marketing degree from Sam Houston State University, Allen moved to Austin, Texas, where he worked as a real -estate appraiser by day and honed his songwriting skills by night.  In August of 1987, Allen moved to Nashville, with 14 completed songs.  His “story songs” with vivid detail and honest, earthy lyrics quickly caught the ear of the Nashville music establishment.

 

In 1989, it was Randy Travis’ #1 version of He Walked On Water, which brought Allen to the forefront of the songwriting community seemingly “overnight.” This began a string of award winning songs throughout the 1990’s and on into the new millennium such as “Walk On Faith” by Mike Reid, “In This Life” by Collin Raye, “Thinkin’ Problem” by David Ball, “Life’s A Dance” by John Michael Montgomery, “We Were In Love” by Toby Keith, “Don’t Laugh At Me” by Mark Wills, “Live, Laugh, Love” by Clay Walker, “Where The Blacktop Ends” by Keith Urban and Dove Award winner “It’s In God’s Hands Now” by Anointed. “I Can’t Make You Love Me,“a song co-written with Mike Reid and recorded by Bonnie Raitt was nominated for a Grammy Award and voted the #8 song of “The 100 Greatest Songs Of All Time” in the August 2000 issue of Mojo Magazine

 

Allen has also co-authored two children’s books “Don’t Laugh At Me” and “A Chance To Shine” with his friend and co-writer, Steve Seskin. “Don’t Laugh At Me” has been translated into several languages and is being used by teachers throughout the United States and other parts of the world as an aid against bullying.

 

Allen has had more than 100 songs recorded by artists in several genres of music.  He currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife Lori and their three children on a small farm with 3 horses, 2 burros, 1 Texas Longhorn steer, 5 goats, 1 rooster and too many dogs and cats.

 

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#1 SONGS

 

  • “Walk On Faith” – Mike Reid
  • “Don’t’ Laugh At Me” – Mark Wills
  • “He Walked On Water” – Randy Travis
  • “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
      • 2011 Grammy award for Best Female Country Performance
  • “Where The Blacktop Ends” – Keith Urban
  • “In This Life” – Collin Raye
  • “We Were In Love” – Toby Keith
  • “Thinkin’ Problem” – David Ball

 

TOP 10 SONGS

 

  • “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt
      • Ranked one of the greatest songs of all time
  •  “Life’s A Dance” – John Michael Montgomery

 

Other cuts by:  The Judds, Patty Loveless, Anointed, Steve Wariner, Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Ricky Van Shelton, Ashley Monroe, Mike Reid, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Chesney, Neal McCoy, Dan Seals

 

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Casey Beathard

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.

 

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  • “The Boys of Fall” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy)” – Rodney Atkins
  • “Come Back Song” – Darius Rucker
  • “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” – Tracy Lawrence
  • “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
  • “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” – Kenny Chesney
  • “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo” – Tracy Byrd
  • “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” – Aaron Tippin
TOP 10 SONGS
  • “Do You Want Fries with That” – Tim McGraw
  • “Homeboy” – Eric Church
  • “How ’bout Them Cowgirls” – George Strait
  • “I Got A Feelin’” – Billy Currington
  • “Just Fishin’” – Trace Adkins
  • “Like a Wrecking Ball” – Eric Church
  • “Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church
  • “Right Where I Need to Be” – Gary Allan
  • “The Outsiders” – Eric Church
  • “Walk a Little Straighter” – Billy Currington
  • Other cuts by: George Strait, Jake Owen, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, Clay Walker, Clay Davidson, Jeff Bates, Josh Thompson, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry

 

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Radney Foster

Texas singer/songwriter Radney Foster first gained attention as half of the duo Foster & Lloyd  (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the Country charts with their debut single), and established himself as a solo artist in the early ’90s with three critically acclaimed solo albums.

 

Known as a songwriter’s songwriter, his songs have been covered by everyone from Keith Urban and Sara Evans to Guy Clark and Hootie and the Blowfish. His own hits like “Nobody Wins,” and “Texas In 1880” and “Just Call Me Lonesome,” continue to be played on radio and by bands around the world.

 

While his solo recordings have built a loyal following, they have also become prized among other recording artists. Some of Country and pop’s biggest names regularly mine his works for songs; Keith Urban and the Dixie Chicks both covered songs from See What You Want To See, (including Keith Urban’s chart topping versions of “Raining on Sunday,” and “I’m In”) while Brooks and Dunn and Sara Evans mined Another Way To Go for their projects (including Evan’s #1 version of “Real Fine Place To Start”). In addition, he’s written and produced songs for Jack Ingram, The Randy Rogers Band, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and scores of others.

 

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#1 SONGS
  • “Nobody Wins” – Radney Foster
  • “Texas in 1880” – Radney Foster
  • “Real Fine Place To Start” – Sara Evans
  • “Raining On Sunday” – Keith Urban
  • “Love Someone Like Me” – Holly Dunn
  • “Anyone Else” – Collin Raye
  • “Tonight’s Not The Night” – Randy Rogers Band (Texas Music chart)
  • “Three Days” – Pat Green (Texas Music chart)
TOP 10 SONGS
  • “I’m In” – Keith Urban #2
  • “Just Call Me Lonesome” – Radney Foster
  • “Easier Said Than Done” – Radney Foster
  • “Don’t Go Out With Him” – T. Graham Brown/Tanya Tucker
  • “Since I Found You” – Sweethearts of the Rodeo
  • “Everyday Angel” – Radney Foster Top 40
  • “I Knew You That Way” – Luke Bryan
  • “If I Had Another Heart” – Randy Rogers Band
  • Other cuts by: Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Jack Ingram, Gary Allan, Sunny Sweeney, Los Lonely Boys, George Benson, Dixie Chicks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jace Everett, Carlene Carter, The Kinleys, Marc Broussard, Hootie & the Blowfish