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 […]

Allen, Joe

Legendary Musician and Songwriter Joe Allen is coming to 34th annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival.  Joe is a professional songwriter who has written tunes for Johnny Cash, Gene Watson, Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Don Williams and many others (see a partial list below).  We’ll just let the lists speak for themselves! Bedroom Ballad Joe […]

Alley, Dan

From Miamisburg Ohio, 22 years old. Made my first trip to Nashville in November of 2017 and signed with Dean’s Cabin publishIng in January of 2018 and have since written songs with many hit songwriters while building an artist career. Traditional country/bluegrass background.

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 […]

Barrier, Jarrod

Jarrod Barrier is a singer-songwriter currently based in North Alabama. He was raised in a musical family and has been writing songs since he was a teenager. While attending college at the University of Alabama, he was introduced to another guitar-pickin North Alabama native, by the name of Wayne Mills. They quickly developed a close […]

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. […]

Brook, Mark

Multi-instrumentalists, and Michigan native, Mark Brook has submersed himself in all avenues of music,and has enjoyed playing everything from classical to electronic music. After spending 15 years in South Florida producing and recording, writing albums, and creating soundtracks for film,he decided to change directions and perform music full-time. At the beginning of this year Mark […]

Brook, Tony

The critically acclaimed singer songwriter/performer, Tony Brook, has been busy as usual. Chris Bushey of Flying Pig Records, has just finished the mix for Tony’s latest release. “Tony Brook Live from the 280 Boogie”. This will be the first ever live release from one of Alabama’s great musical experiences, the 280 Boogie Festival in Waverly, […]

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

Since moving to Nashville in July of 91’ Tim has not only become a successful songwriter but he has become one of Nashville’s most sought after session singers. In addition to singing on over 8,000 demos Tim has sung on albums by: Trisha Yearwood, Michael Peterson, Kevin Sharp, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rodney Atkins to […]

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 […]

Cannon-Goodman, Marla

Marla Cannon-Goodman was working as a nurse when her song “The Fool”, recorded by LeeAnn Womack, reached #1 on the country charts.  She has since had chart topping hits with “Ten Rounds Of Jose Cuervo”, “Cleaning This Gun” and “Rock On” as well as cuts by Sammy Kershaw, Billy Currington, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Kenny […]

Cannon, Buddy

As a producer of number one hits by artists like Kenny Chesney, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Nichols and Reba McEntire, Buddy Cannon’s talent in the studio continues to speak for itself. And it’s no wonder he’he knows his way around the recording studio, considering his many years of experience in all aspects of the business, […]

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 […]

Carper, Brian

Born and raised  in Baltimore Maryland, Brian Carper is a dreamer and a believer! In the Summer of  2011, he quit his  job and moved his wife and two little girls to Nashville, TN. On a whim and a prayer, with friends and family swearing he had lost his mind, he harnessed his passion and […]

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

Christina Christian is a country singer songwriter from Miflin, AL on the Gulf Coast. She’s been touring the Southeast, gracing many bars and venues for a living since 2011 after graduating high school. Silent Sea, her debut album, was released March of 2017, featuring soft folky songs to 3 quarter country tunes. Her new 2018 […]

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 […]