Book, Larry & Gale

Larry & Gale Book were owners of Characters Songwriters’ Cafe in Perdido Key, Fla., then it was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. It had been been referred to as the “Bluebird of the South ” with this couple hosting songwriter nights as well as bringing in several Nashville hit songwriters on a regular basis […]

Brock, Buddy

Buddy was signed as a staff writer by Acuff-Rose, the oldest country music publisher in Nashville in April 1990.  He moved to Nashville from South Carolina in July of 1990. By December of that year, he had scored his first hit single “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” with longtime friend, Aaron Tippin.  Together they […]

Brooks, Randy

Randy Brooks is inevitably introduced as “the man who wrote ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” – a work which earned him SESAC Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year honors, spawned an animated Christmas special, musical toys, ornaments, greeting cards, apparel, video games, and inflatable yard abominations, and has been used […]

Brown, Jay

Jay Brown’s songs come from the same place all great songs begin: in the real world.  They tell the story of hard work and simple pleasures, of love and loss, and of deep mysteries we all struggle to understand. Despite his eventual success owning a chain of auto repair shops, Jay’s working-class upbringing gives him […]

Brown, Shelby

Shelby Brown is an 18 year old powerhouse from the small town of Elberta, Alabama working to expand her horizons and share her love for music with the world. After a failed attempt at middle school sports, Shelby discovered her passion lies within country music. She began vocal lessons at the age of 12, and […]

Collins, Brian

A country singer and tunesmith with a soulful touch who enjoyed a run of hits in the ’70s and 80s, Brian Collins was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 19, 1950. Collins’ family headed southwest when he was young, and he spent much of his youth in Texas City, Texas. In his teens, Collins was […]

Corley, Davis

Davis Corley is a singer/songwriter from Knoxville, TN, who is now making a name for himself after just three years in Nashville. His folk-esque guitar playing and “Southern Gothic” lyrical style have drawn comparisons to a Mt. Rushmore of American songwriters, such as Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, and Jason Isbell. Davis was the […]

Dean, Roxie

Roxie Dean is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from Louisiana State University.  After graduating, she moved to Nashville to pursue her music dreams. Her songwriting career includes a 2001 Nashville Songwriters Association International “Top 10 Songs That You Wish You’d Written” award for Lee Ann Womack’s single “Why […]

Doleac, Adam

Hattiesburg, Mississippi native, Adam Doleac, has penned upwards of 200 songs, written hits for country superstars Kane Brown and Darius Rucker and many others have put holds on some of his compositions, including Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Justin Moore and David Nail. On December 29, 2010, he wrote his first song while on vacation in […]

Dooley, Alex

Alex Dooley is a native of Virginia and signed to Banner Music in June 2015. Because of Alex’s humble approach to songs and songwriting he is proving to be the perfect fit for Banner Music. He brings cuts to the catalog and work ethic like nobody’s business. Many of his songs are thought provoking and […]

Dorff, Steve

Industry observers have dubbed multiple award winning Steve Dorff an enigma who has evolved into a gifted composer in every musical field. There is no way to capture the diversity he regularly displays scoring major motion pictures, television, theater, or via an array of # 1 hit songs. In addition to winning the NSAI Songwriter […]

Femino, Jim

  Jim Femino is a Grammy-Nominated Country & Americana singer/songwriter and storyteller who has been to the top of the Music Business mountain, lived the life that most only dream of and is now out performing in the most intimate of settings singing songs and telling “behind-the-scenes” stories from a lifetime of traveling, writing and […]

Fountain, John

John was born and raised in Mississippi.  He is a very talented writer that has had multiple cuts from major artist.  Just to name a few: “Angels Don’t Fly They Walk Out The Door” – George Jones “It’s Not The Gifts It’s the Presents Of Love” – Rodney Carrington “Only You” & “Janie Baker” – […]

Frey, Kylie

Accolades for hard work seem to follow the Louisiana bred spitfire, Kylie Frey. This chart-topping singer/songwriter, who just so happens to have spent years competing in the rodeo circuit, is ready for everyone to hear her nationally recognized single, featuring Randy Rogers, “Too Bad”. “Too Bad” is the first single released from Frey’s forthcoming EP. […]

Grass Roots Revival

Elvie Shane was born on a Sunday in Leitchfield Kentucky the 22nd of May 1988. The Following Sunday his mother would have him held tightly in her arms alongside a hymnal at Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church. It was in that small country church house where he would first be introduced to music and the magic that it holds.  […]

Griego, Danny

The roads leading to the entertainment industry witness many Artists & Songwriters. Only a scant few combine those travels with the level of craftsmanship acquired firsthand from the masters of Country Music. Having penned songs recorded by such artists as Waylon Jennings, Billy Joe Shaver and Michael Martin Murphey, Griego has built his real life […]

Johnny Day

Johnny Day’s lighthearted playfulness is coupled with a laser focus that drives him to his true passion for country music. This twenty-three year old, true-blue country artist has been known to work for twelve hours in the oil fields, only to drive 80 miles to the studio to lay down tracks with his incredible band. […]

Kleindienst, Daniel

Daniel Kleindienst is one of the partners of Banner Music. He has been a performing musician since he was a child and pursuing songwriting professionally for more than twenty years. He has had more than 100 songs recorded throughout the years and is a firm believer in working hard and writing what you know.   

Knapp, Mel

Mel has been playing music on the Gulf Coast for a little over a decade now. Although he has been known to play bass for many of the Coast’s finest musicians which earned him the nickname “funky – fingers”, he now in more recent years has spent time to hone his skills as a solo […]

Laird, Sandra

Sandra Laird’s career took flight as a teenager, when Marty Robbins recorded one of her songs, “I Need You To Hold Me Together”. He was Sandra’s Manager and Mentor until his untimely death. She grew up listening to and being influenced by Marty Robbins, Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Mickey Newbury, Dolly Parton, Nat King Cole […]

Lambert, Ken

Ken Lambert was born in 1940 in Cartersville, GA. At age 14 he picked up his uncle’s guitar and taught himself how to play, thus beginning his love for music. Later, Ken decided to try Nashville. One of the first people he met there was a very little known guy at that time named Kris […]

Loper, Brent

Some music artists will tell you that they chose music at an early age. However, this was not the case for Brent Loper. “I didn’t choose music, but rather it was a gift that I was chosen for it to be given to; and subsequently it chose me” Brent says. This gift of music has […]

Loper, Wes

Wes Loper was born and raised along the Gulf Coast and is originally from Mobile, AL. He performs professionally as a solo, duo, trio, or full band. He mixes Rock, Country, Blues, and Folk music to create his own style with a funky, beach side feel. He shares the stage with A-list musicians and sets the bar for […]

Lowe, Shelby Lee

Shelby Lee Lowe is a native of Tennessee so he didn’t have to go far to pursue his dreams in performing and songwriting. He signed with Banner Music in January of 2015 and has been consistently in the writers room working up new tunes ever since. He has been busy on the road performing and […]

Martin, Jimbo

Jimbo Martin grew up in a musical family and has been a staffwriter for Banner Music for 6 years, for Jimbo it’s God’s first, family second and the rest will fall into place. Jimbo has a song on the Australian charts setting at number 2 right now!   

McCormick, Dave

Dave McCormick is first and foremost, an exceptionally talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. A native West Virginian raised in Lincoln County, he began playing drums in the Duval High School Band at the age of 10. By age 12, he was playing guitar and writing songs. Since then, he has mastered guitar, dobro, mandolin, and […]

McGraff, Tia

Described as The modern day Johnny and June, Tia McGraff, and Tommy Parham are international touring Americana singer/songwriters who have established a fan base in The USA/Canada/The UK. Performing on main stage festivals, song writing venues like The Bluebird Café (Nashville), and numerous concert theaters, they share their passion for entertaining with a growing fan […]

Newbury, Chris

Chris has come into his own as a Singer/Songwriter. The son of music legend Mickey Newbury, has mastered not only his dad’s haunting style of guitar, but also the emotion and feel in his songs. He was recently featured in a one hour segment of the Music Row Radio Show. Chris has quickly become a […]

Nite, Jon

Jon Nite is a singer/songwriter from Amarillo, Texas with southern soulful delivery.   He has written radio a handful of hits including 3 number one platinum singles on US Billboard.    In 2008, Jon signed his first deal with Zavitson Music Group. In 2010, Jon signed to EMI music which was later acquired by his writing […]

Northrup, John

John Northrup hails originally from Toppenish, WA on the Yakima Indian Reservation. He grew up in a large family with seven brothers and four sisters but was the only one in his family who was musical.  He recalls saving up all his lawn mowing money, at just nine years old, to buy Merle Haggard’s first record which he had […]

Parham, Tommy

Colorado native, Tommy Parham, is perhaps one of the few melody makers to move to Nashville with a full staff writer’s deal in hand! Tommy’s credits include cuts with major label artists like Lee Greenwood (Rocks You Can’t Move), Mark Slaughter, and feature film placements in movies starring Ashley Judd, etc. He is a sought […]

Raitiere, Aaron

Aaron Raitiere was born in Kentucky. Currently writing in Nashville. As of July 31, 2014 Raitiere’s song “Dogwood” has been a number one on the Texas radio charts for the band Whiskey Myers. His songs can be heard on a variety of upcoming projects by such bands as The Vespers, Anderson East, and The Devious […]

Raye, Heidi

Heidi Raye is a force to be reckoned with, proving herself to be Nashville’s charmingly quirky go-getter.  A natural entertainer from an early age, Heidi has written and toured with some of country music’s elite.  From her first deal with George Strait’s manager, Erv Woolsey, to her current deal with legendary Hall-of-Famer Harlan Howard’s label, […]

Regan, Bob

Bob Regan is a Grammy and Dove Award nominated songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Bob has had over 200 songs recorded by artists ranging from George Strait to Donny Osmond to Roy Rogers. His hits include; “Your Everything” by Keith Urban, “Thinking About You” by Trisha Yearwood, “Busy Man” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Something About […]

Reign (Ashley Nite and Cole Shugart)

Reign is an unique alternative band from Nashville, TN. What makes their strong presence even more amazing is the tremendous talent of the founding members developed at an age that astounds those who hear them.  Lead singer, Ashley Nite & guitarist, Cole Shugart, are both 16.  They’d been honing their musical magic with various bands […]

Schlitz, Don

DON SCHLITZ WAS OFFICIALLY INDUCTED INTO THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME IN OCTOBER OF 2017. Don Schlitz was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He briefly attended Duke University before moving to Nashville in 1973. His first recorded song, “The Gambler” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1978, and the Country […]

Scrivenor, Gove

When looking for expressive and uncommon sounds, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Dan Seals, Hank Williams, Jr., Iris Dement and Glen Campbell all turned to the evocative sound of Gove Scrivenor’s autoharp. Gove appeared two consecutive years on PBS’s Austin City Limits with Doc Watson and The Amazing Rhythm Aces in the late 70’s and continues […]

Smotherman, Micheal

Micheal Smotherman started playing music at a very young age, playing keyboards and singing with several bands that included the national touring and recording group Buckwheat. After Buckwheat broke up, he joined Captain Beefheart’s band for a tour of Europe and the States. He then joined Roger Miller’s band, who coincidentally was from the same […]

Snyder, Fran

Fran Snyder is a gregarious talent who has created a long, unusual career in music. He’s toured a million miles, put out seven CDs, and is best known as the founder of This music innovator is widely regarded as the world expert on house concerts. Fran’s work creates new opportunities for artists and fans […]

Springston, Mickey

Mickey was born and raised near Kansas City, Missouri and started guitar lessons at age 5.  He played Opry shows as lead guitarist/featured instrumentalist for several years where he opened for many acts including Conway Twitty, Jerry Reed, and Jerry Lee Lewis.  He then spent 6 years in Las Vegas performing in casino show bands. […]