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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 20, 2014) – A hit song resonates across generations, genders and backgrounds. These #1s become "our songs." They are the soundtrack to our lives. The songs themselves become timeless, and the stars who sing them become legends. Every song tells a story and, in his new book NASHVILLE SONGWRITER (The Inside Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits), music biographer Jake Brown reveals these stories - and one of Music City's best-kept secrets. The book will be available September 9 from BenBella Books, at popular online retail outlets including Amazon and in major book retail chains nationwide including Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, !ndigo and Books-A-Million.
The book exposes the fact that the majority of hits were written or co-written by an elite club of Music City songwriters, 20 of whom are exclusively interviewed within its 300-plus pages. Presented in one volume are the "stories behind" many of the most memorable songs of our lives. Writers featured include Craig Wiseman, Dean Dillon, Bob DiPiero, Bill Anderson, Sonny Curtis, Tom Shapiro, Kelley Lovelace, Rivers Rutherford, Tom T. Hall, Wayne Carson, Chris Dubois, Dallas Davidson, David Lee Murphy, Freddy Powers, Jeff Silbar, Brett James, Ashley Gorley, Lee Thomas Miller and Neil Thrasher. As a bonus, exclusive commentary from Country music superstars Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and John Rich is included.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:35
Nashville, Tenn. (August 18, 2014) - Rhonda Vincent, the undisputed "new queen of bluegrass," as proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, has just picked up a nomination for the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) annual award show for Female Vocalist of the Year. Vincent has been flying high on the charts since the release of her latest album Only Me, which spent its first 2 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. Awards will be given out on October 2nd at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. The show is set to be hosted by country phenomenon Lee Ann Womack, along with Jerry Douglas. During IBMA week, Rhonda Vincent will be joined by Gene Watson on 9/30 for a very special show in Raleigh at the Duke Energy Center Memorial Auditorium. You can purchase tickets for this must-see concert HERE.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 22:04
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 18, 2014) – Hit Nashville songwriter Max T. Barnes, who together with his late father Max D. Barnes has written 33 #1's and hits selling over 70 million records, heads to Australia next month to present five international songwriting seminars September 7-14. Barnes' songwriting credits range from Ralph Stanley to Montgomery Gentry, Poison to George Jones.
Entitled "Write Better Songs And Get Them Cut!", Barnes will host world-class songwriter seminar events – in Sydney (September 7) together with Australian superstar Gina Jeffreys and veteran producer and songwriter Rod McCormack, Devonport Tasmania (September 10), Hobart Tasmania (September 11) and Melbourne (September 13 and 14). The three friends will speak on the subject of songwriting as well as perform a few of their hit songs. Every session will end with an opportunity for Q&A to include a wealth of information on songwriting, entertaining and the music business.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 21:44