Adkins, James

Award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter James Adkins was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia and quickly developed a love for music. James learned to sing and play guitar from his father and various performers he met while growing up on military bases all over the US and abroad. While studying Jazz Performance at the University of West Florida […]

Aldridge, Rob

​Rob Aldridge is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based out of Muscle Shoals, AL. He began performing acoustic shows in local bars at an early age, primarily playing covers of other artist’s songs. Aldridge has taken this experience of playing a wide variety of music for people from all walks of life and concocted his own […]

Alexander, Dean

Dean began working as a touring guitarist for a number of major label artists playing festivals, arenas and late night shows.  This put the wheels in motion toward a recording contract with Electra/Warner Brothers in 2012. Since then, Dean has opened for acts as diverse as Dwight Yoakam, John Fogerty, Little Big Town, and Gary […]

Applegate and Nance (Micheal Applegate and Kyle Nance)

  Applegate Nance is a duo out of Nashville, TN. The duo original began in high school where they met, 9 years ago, but they’ve called Nashville home for the last 7 years. Being in a city, surrounded by so much talent and inspiration, Applegate Nance crafted their sound into a unique blend of harmonies […]

Barbato, Johnny

  Born and raised in New Orleans. Cut my teeth on Rock n Roll and Blues. Moved to Gulf Coast in HS Was introduced to Outlaw Country. Became a fan and started writing the stories of my life. Have had several small deals but still reside here in Gulf Shores and play my songs up and down the coast. Formed The […]

Barnette, Marc-Alan

 MARC-ALAN BARNETTE “A FORCE OF NATURE” Marc-Alan Barnette, or “MAB” as he is called, has had a long, interesting career. Starting out as a singer out of Birmingham, at 14, he has been in bands, winning major contests, to a Nashville artist and writer. With his explosive “In Your Face Country Soul” performing style, he established […]

Beaver, Ed

  Ed Beaver has performed with some of the greatest songwriters around. His credits include shows with Thom Bresh, Jim Parker, Jim Pasquale, Rock Killough, Aaron Barker, Robert K. Wolf, Lisa Carver, Bobby Keel and Runaway Home to name a few. The first run of his album, “Working Tapes” sold out within weeks of release. […]

Blade, Logan

  Logan Blade is a 26 -year-old young man who lives for his music. Diagnosed with autism at age 2, today he cannot talk in conversation, but he can sing like an angel! Logan passed all his major milestones until age 18 months when he stated to regress and words he had learned were gone. […]

Blue Mother Tupelo (Ricky and Micol Davis)

  Ricky & Micol Davis – Songwriters Ricky & Micol Davis are a soulful husband-and-wife songwriting team who perform and record as Blue Mother Tupelo. The music they create is full of paint-peeled, timeworn truth that shines with driving melodies and sweet, southern tones. Between their tight harmonies and authentically spun lyrics, the Davis’ take […]

Bonck, Perry

With vocal comparisons to Ronnie Dunn, Tim McGraw and Randy Travis, Americana Singer Songwriter, Perry Bonck, sings with passion and writes with emotion. Born in New Orleans and now residing in the mountains of East Tennessee, Perry grew up surrounded by music. From the Cajun fiddle tunes and Bourbon Street blues of his home town, […]

Bond, Debbie

Debbie has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years and “Radiator” Rick first heard the blues in his native city of London, England, eventually joining Debbie in her love of Alabama blues in 2001. Influenced by traditional Alabama blues and the sounds of Muscle Shoals, their impressive musical story includes […]

Branch, Nick

Nick Branch was born in Boston & moved to NYC in `79 as a bandleader & started a weekly gig @ the Lone Star Cafe where he met & toured with many acts that crossed the globe from Russia, Europe, S America S Africa, as well as 48 of 50 states in the US of […]

Bresh, Thom

From a Southern California stage at the age of three, with a loosely strung ukulele, to one of the many great concert halls in the world today, armed with just a guitar, Thom Bresh, the 2001 inductee into the “Thumbpickers Hall of Fame” and his six string friends have been entertaining people for a lifetime. […]

Brooks, Randy

Randy Brooks is inevitably introduced as “the man who wrote ‘Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer’” – the multi-million seller that one Nashville publisher has called “The ‘Gambler’ of Christmas songs.”  “Grandma” earned Randy SESAC Songwriter of the Year and Song of the Year honors, spawned an animated Christmas special, toys, ornaments, greeting cards, apparel, video […]

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 a keen ability […]

Buckingham, Jan

Jan Buckingham is a twice Grammy® nominated songwriter, producer, publisher and entertainer, with cuts by many pop artists (Whitney Houston, Clay Aiken, Melissa Manchester, etc.) and country artists, including George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis, Lee Greenwood, Gary Morris, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, and many others. Jan also has many songs in films, […]

Budde, Rusty

Rusty Budde signed his first song writing deal with Ronny Gant in 1980 and he currently writes for Silver Thunder Music Group in Nashville,TN. As a writer Rusty has penned songs for Les Taylor (Exile), Hank Thompson, Earl Thomas Conley and many others. Co writers include Red Lane, Hank Cochran, Steve Cropper, Hank Thompson, Buck […]

Buppert, Tim

Tim made his living as a singing drummer, from the age of 18  until moving to Hashville in 1881 where he put aside the drums to focus on a songwriting career.  While performing his songs at the Bluebird Cafe, Tim was asked to sing some demos for hit songwriter Don Schlitz.  Fast forward 25 years […]

Burns, Brent

Brent Burns was born in Oklahoma, raised in Arizona and arrived in Gulf Shores, Alabama in 1972. This son of the desert has become the poet laureate of the beach. In 2006, Burns was named “Official Music Ambassador of the Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.” In 2008, Burns won three awards in the […]

Canterbury, Chris

Born and raised in the pine hills of north Louisiana, Chris Canterbury comes from the grimy remnants of a small oil patch town. A lifestyle long gone from reality but still lingering in the songs he writes. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, Chris is touring in support of his latest full-length album, “Refinery Town”. From pool halls to music […]

Capps, Jackson

Jackson Capps is a singer/songwriter from Trussville, AL. Born in March 2000, Jackson’s earliest influences include Hank Williams, George Jones, and Merle Haggard. He began playing guitar at at the age of nine and singing at ten, when he performed for the first time at the World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN. At […]

Carson, Kim

  Kim Carson’s motto is “Don’t Fear the TWANG!” She’s the “Honky Tonk Queen of New Orleans” and a regular performer at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, and many festivals in Europe with her band, “Kim Carson and the Real Deal”. Kim has eleven cds available and tours the Southern […]

Cason, Brigham

Brigham Cason is a multi-instrumentalist from Baldwin County, Alabama with a passion for music. He recorded his first all-original solo album in Muscle Shoals at Fame Studio and Big Star Recording at the end of 2016. His self-titled album was released in August of 2017.Brigham was selected the 2017 Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Youth […]

Channel, Bruce

BRUCE CHANNEL first began singing and entertaining at local dances in his early teens in Texas, where he entered a recording studio to make a simple demonstration recording of a couple of new songs he had written. At the last minute he substituted a brand new song he had just finished called HEY! BABY. Six […]

Christian, Christina

Born in the Fall of 1992, Christina Christian fell in love with creating art. When music finally danced into her life, bingo. Now, at 25 years old, she recently released her debut album, Silent Sea, full of honest, original songs. Stand out tracks on the record include “Around We Go” an audience favorite, “Quirky Little Thing,” […]

Church, Austin

  Austin Church co-wrote the song “Brand New Country Star” with Jimmy Buffett, which appeared on Jimmy’s album “Living and Dying in 3/4 Time”. Lyle Lovett recorded “Sheik of Sh-Boom”, which Austin co-wrote with Ken Spooner and Walter Hyatt. Austin co-founded “Chili Shack” with Brent Moyer, a tv/stage show featuring songwriters. Church is writing and […]

Cloyd, Barbara

Barbara’s performing career began in the club scene of her hometown, St. Louis, Mo. In 1983 her growing interest in songwriting took her to Nashville and the move proved to be a good one when Lorrie Morgan hit the charts with Barbara’s song “I Guess You Had To Be There.” She has hosted the Open […]

Collins, Nora

  Nora Collins brings a confident and youthful originality to country music – a style she describes as “fun, flirty, relatable and honest.” That individuality is evident in “Who Knows Who,” a catchy single that captures her energetic spirit and her talent for songwriting. At 15 years old, she started booking shows for herself, singing […]

Cook, Jon

Jon Cook grew up in Connecticut, moved to the gulf coast in 2000 after numerous visits to play the Florabama and various venues with former partner Taylor Hicks during college years. Currently performing with The Perdido Brothers(Rick Whaley & Pat McCann), Hurricane Warning featuring Larry T. Wilson, as well as various side projects.  He released […]

Cordle, Larry

Larry Cordle and Ricky Skaggs grew up together picking on the front porches and in garages for entertainment. In 1990, he scored a top ten hit with John Anderson, “Honky Tonk Crowd,”and another number one with Skaggs’ “Heartbreak Hurricane,” Larry has had songs recorded by Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, George Strait, […]

Corwin, Curly

Curly Corwin thought he was a songwriter until he moved to Nashville and started hanging out with Whitey Shafer, Red Lane, Hank Cochran and others. “I soon found out I couldn’t hold a candle to them REAL writers. I just write what comes into my head so whenever I open my mouth my mind hangs […]

Craven, Taylor

  Taylor Craven has been recognized twice in American Songwriter Magazine. In 2014, his co-writer, Matt Hoggatt (Buffett’s Mail Boat Records), recorded WORKAHOLIC IN RECOVERY (also co-written with Darwin/Dana Nelson) as the title track on his album, and the single was a favorite on Radio Margaritaville. In the annual Texas Troubadour Songwriter Classic, Taylor received […]

Crowe, Greg

Raised in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Greg Crowe brings a compelling blend of blues, rock and country to Music City. Crowe is an award winning songwriter whose credits include artists such as Montgomery Gentry, Sammy Kershaw, Adam Gregory, Will Hoge, Chuck Mead, Lonestar and most recently Trace Adkins. His writing, production skills have […]

Dahme, Kimberley

Kimberley Dahme is an American singer-songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, performer, record producer and actress. Her music incorporates elements of rock, country & blues. She’s the first woman to grace the stage of the band BOSTON. Dahme was the bassist for BOSTON from 2002. In 2014 she went back out with BOSTON on Electric guitar. In a nod to her songwriting […]

Dean, Steve (Hits and Grins)

Nashville songwriter Steve Dean has co-written six number one hits, including the most played song on Country Radio in 2007, “Watching You” for Rodney Atkins, the Grammy nominated “It Takes A Little Rain” for The Oak Ridge Boys, “Southern Star” for Alabama, “Round About Way” for George Strait, “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break” for Lee […]

Dillon, Dean

Dean Dillon was born on March 26, 1955, in Lake City, TN, and started playing guitar at the age of 7. At 15, he appeared in a local Knoxville variety show called JIM CLAYTON STARTIME as a songwriter and performer; by the end of high school, Dillon had his mind set on Nashville. Hitchhiking to […]

Double Dee (Darwin and Dana Nelson)

The musical collaboration of husband and wife singer-songwriters, Darwin and Dana Nelson (aka: The Mayor & First Lady Of Lucedale, Ms.) known as “Double Dee” has taken them far from coastal Gulfport and their small town roots of Lucedale, Mississippi and carried them across the country where they have created a name for themselves at […]

Dover, Neil

Anybody who makes music that people listen to owes you a thank you for reading this and being a part of this event. Thank you from me. I only exist because of you. Lots of musicians think you are there because of them but I know that I am here because of you. I have […]

Dreyer, Mark

Mark Dreyer – Singer Songwriter / Guitar Player / Producer “My one big cut went Gold but I only got Plywood”! 1-Major cut with Engelbert Humperdinck’s CD – After Dark: Song #10 “I Know You Hear Me”. Cowritten with Beverly Ross (Writer of Lolli PoP Lolli PoP 1960) and Mark Gray. 1-cut on Hank Cochran Gospel CD “Something […]

Eady, Jason

  Since the 2005 release of his debut album, Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist Jason Eady has brought a rare balance of unguarded honesty and poetic sophistication to his songwriting. With his catalog spanning from blues-infused Americana to bare-bones reimagining of classic country, Eady’s seventh full-length takes on a looser, livelier, more groove-driven sound than ever before. But while I Travel On brims with a feel-good spontaneity, the Fort Worth-based artist continues to instill each song with the subtle insight and emotional depth that makes his music so powerful. The follow-up to his 2017 […]