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 […]

Keel, Bobby

Award winning, songwriter’s hall of fame nominated singer/songwriter Bobby Keel has received 14 Gold and 12 Platinum from the R.I.A.A for songs recorded by artist such as Hank Willliams Jr., David Allan Coe, Confederate Railroad, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Freddie Powers, Albert King, The Carter Family, Johnny Rodriguez, Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley, […]

Keller, Ken

Ken Keller has recorded on more than 150 albums and often writes for commercials.  Ken returns with Kevin Danzig to this years festival (recorded six albums with Kevin) after being away many years.

Kennedy, Dave

  After years of paying dues everywhere from dives to theaters, Dave Kennedy has descended on Nashville like whirlwind. With a voice big enough to grab your attention and songs great enough to hold it, the singer songwriter and East Tennessee native has spent years developing his craft both as a performer and prolific writer […]

Killough, Rock

Rock Killough is a son of Alabama, hailing from a small rural community in the Deep South where the summers are hot and the work was hard. He began playing guitar at age 8, and by the time he graduated high school he knew the road down which his future would lead. He honed his songwriting skills during a stint […]

Knapp, Mel

If you have ever found yourself wondering where the music was coming from, because you had never heard anything like that before, then chances are you have been to one of Mel Knapp’s shows. His unique bass playing and funky style earned him the nickname “Funky- Fingers”. After spending most of his time playing bass […]

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 […]

Lamb, Damien Joe

  Spanning several genres – folk, rock, blues and country, Damien Joe Lamb has been performing on the Gulf Coast since 1998. With music roots dating back to the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk scene, his songs of life and its challenges, and love won and lost, have reached a diversified audience. Damien has three cd’s […]

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 […]

Langham, Lynn (Langham & Gill)

Lynn Langham is a Grammy winning songwriter and musician. With a sensuous voice and a subtle musical sense all her own, she creates powerful, moving music that speaks to the heart. Lynn’s songs have been recorded by  Wynonna, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Trisha Yearwood, Elizabeth Cook, and Carolyn Hester. Her song, “Old Yellow Moon” (written […]

Lewis, Trey

Trey Lewis is not only an exceptional musician but a remarkable songwriter as well. He has overcome extraordinary circumstances in his life and he is out to share that message with the world.  Bigger than life with captivating energy and boundless talent are just a few ways to describe the Birmingham based artist. When Trey […]

Linville, Megan

Megan surely is living proof of that old adage, ”the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree”, as she has found her path following in the footsteps of her late grandfather, who made his living crafting songs for many of Nashville’s notables. She is no newcomer to Nashville’s music scene as evidenced by her first, “self-penned” album recorded […]

London, Brigitte

Throughout her career, Brigitte London has been called a renegade, gypsy, outlaw, highwaywoman. Her songwriting and powerhouse vocals have attracted an A -List lineup of backing musicians live and on record that have included legends. She’s worked on recording projects with the likes of the late great Jerry Reed & Porter Wagoner, Marty Stuart, Bobby […]

Long, Brice

Brice has enjoyed a successful 25 year music career.  As a songwriter he has had cuts with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young,  Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, Kevin Fowler, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and […]

Loyd, Gary

Gary Loyd is a 30 year resident of Nashville ,TN. , a veteran songwriter, audio/video producer and engineer. Some of Gary’s credits as a songwriter include cuts by Vern Gosdin, Shelly Fairchild, Tim McGraw,The Outlaws, Colt Ford, Randy Houser, Michelle Wright, Trent Wilmon, Johnny Lee, Moe Bandy, Carolina Rain, Cliff Richard, Barbara Mandrell, Jason Cassidy […]

Loyd, Kaylan Marie

Kaylan Marie Loyd was born July 1, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee. She started singing at the age of two, and by the time she was ten had her first album credit on Liz Anderson’s The Fairy Grandmother cd. Born into a musical family and growing up in Nashville, Kaylan discovered early on that she loved […]

Lucas, Neal

Neal Lucas is from Talbot County, Georgia. His songs are filled with the spirit of the southern roots/blues tradition and reflect the full spectrum of his human experience. Neal’s influences range from Precious Bryant, the Allman Brothers Band, and Gov’t Mule to Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. He has traveled opening in support of a […]

Martin, Troy

Troy Martin is an important adviser and coach to many new songwriters. He has already written songs that have been recorded by a dozen major recording artists including three #1 hits: George Strait’s “BABY’S GOTTEN GOOD AT GOODBYE”, Rick Trevino’s “SHE CAN’T SAY I DIDN’T CRY”, and Jeff Carson’s “NOT ON YOUR LOVE”. Troy’s brother […]

Mazzullo, Tommy

Tommy Mazzullo originally from New Orleans operated live music clubs there for the majority of his life. To quote Tommy, “It’s extremely hard to make it from one end of the street in New Orleans, without having music splash up on ya before you make it to the other end”. Cultivating lifelong friendships with Allen […]

McBride, Jim

  Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member – Jim McBride, is a CMA Award winning, Grammy and ACM nominated songwriter from Alabama whose career spans 35 years on Nashville’s Music Row. He has had Billboard Chart songs in 5 consecutive decades. McBrides songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, Charlie Pride, Alabama, […]

McClelland, Jenna

Jenna McClelland, based out of Nashville, TN, is elated to be part of the festival for the fifth year in a row– following in the footsteps of her late father and FBISF vet, Billy Earl McClelland. Since last year, co-fronted with her brother Michael McClelland, their band Stone Broke Saints dropped their debut self-titled EP […]

McClelland, Michael

Michael McClelland is extremely proud to be part of the festival for the fifth year in a row– following in the footsteps of his late father, Billy Earl McClelland. Since last year, Michael has co-fronted with his sister, Jenna McClelland, their band Stone Broke Saints dropped their debut self-titled EP in December– an upbeat, funk-rock […]

McGuinn, Mark

Billboard said, “It’s an almost unheard-of feat in the country community for an Independent label act, much less a brand new artist, to go toe-to-toe with the majors and score a top 10 hit.” Yet in 2001, Mark McGuinn did with his smash “Mrs. Steven Rudy;” the first time in over 40 years a new […]

McKinley, Ronny

  Ronny signed in 1995 with positive country label Cheyenne Records of Nashville. Less than a year later he had four Cashbox Magazine #1 singles releases. Ronny has also toured the nation with legendary singer/songwriter Hank Cochran, wrote music with Hank for five years and learned a lot about the music world during that time. […]

McNatt, Don

  Don McNatt was known in Nashville, as the “TV Guy “, for his “WRITERS IN THE ROUND” series that he produced and hosted in Hollywood, CA, then in Nashville, TN for over 15 years. The program featured some of our greatest songwriters, and Don’s newest songs for over 100 episodes. Don has been writing […]

McNatt, Karen

  Karen grew up in a musical family, 8 children where she learned to love music and the quality song! Karen writes songs of love, hippies, red umbrellas,  Marine Corp tribute, brides, astronauts, washing clothes, lost memory boats and the beach!   Spending most of her life in Nashville and most recently moved to Pensacola, […]

Mills, Clay

Clay Mills, a ten-time ASCAP award-winning songwriter and producer, grew up surrounded by music in the Blues-rich Mississippi Delta. Over the course of his songwriting career, Mills has penned Number 1 hits for Darius Rucker, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” Diamond Rio, “Beautiful Mess,” and Kimberley Locke, “Fall,” while collecting Grammy nominations for […]

Mills, Lisa

LISA MILLS SOUTHERN SOUL AMERICANA GOSPEL & BLUES Lisa Mills takes her audiences on a musical, and often humorous, emotional journey with charm and panache that is melodic, raw, unfettered and, most important, searingly honest: expect blues, country, gospel and soul influences… The confluence of influences that comprise the namesake river of Lisa Mills’ native […]

Montgomery, Tony T-Bone

  T-bone Montgomery was born in Muscle Shoals Al. into family of musical legends. Uncle Peanutt Montgomery wrote many song for George Jones 76 of those songs became hits. His Aunt Melba Montgomery was also a famous writer and singer on the Nashville scene. T-bone has developed his own style of music he calls Beachgrass. […]

Moore, Dallas

Dallas Moore is an award winning songwriter who’s current 2018 album Mr Honky Tonk, produced by Dean Miller for SOL Records and featuring Mickey Raphael of Willie Nelson and Family on Harmonica recently spent 5 weeks in the Top 40 of both the Americana Music Association Album and Singles Chart. Dallas Moore graced the cover […]

Moore, Isaac

Isaac is a 17 yr old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mooresville, IN. Isaac began singing at age 2, playing guitar and banjo at 7 and multiple other stringed instruments by the time he had written his first song at age 10. While Isaac’s vocals lean toward the Country and Bluegrass genres, his instrumental artistry […]

Morton, Mark Earl

Songs recorded by Colt Ford, Randy Houser, Billy Gilman, Johnny Lee, Carolina Rain, Moe Bandy , Tracey Killeen. Played guitar with Roy Clark. Wrote for Tim McGraw’s publishing company.   

Moyer, Brent

Known as the Global Cowboy, he has shared the stage with many famous artists from country star Willie Nelson to pop diva Donna Summer and has played lead guitar for the legendary, Lynn Anderson(Rose Garden). He’s also performed in the hit Broadway musical Ring of Fire, the songs of Johnny Cash. As a producer and […]

Myrick, Danny

A little bit muddy water Mississippi, a little bit California beach bum, Danny grew up playing, singing and writing for his family gospel band while being consumed with 70’s FM radio. He achieved his first #1 gospel song as a writer at age 17 before moving to Nashville and spending the 90’s singing lead in country rock band, Western […]

Nance, Jackson

  Jackson Nance is a singer/songwriter/musician originally from Laurel, MS, now living in Franklin, TN. Jackson landed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville, as the youngest male writer to ever sign with them. He’s been with Warner for 4 years now. As a performer, Jackson has been on play bills with: Randy Owen, Little Texas, […]

Nance, Wil

Wil Nance recently hit the top of R&R & Billboard with his Brad Paisley smash “She’s Everything”, which stayed at #1 for three weeks. In addition; he also wrote the song “Hard To Say Hello”, which was on Brad Paisley’s “ TIME WELL WASTED “bonus cd . In 1999, Wil received a BMI Award for […]

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 […]

Newton, Wood

  Wood Newton moved from his home state of Arkansas to Nashville in 1976 to get in the music business. Since then, as a songwriter Wood has written some of country music’s biggest hits, among them are; “BOBBIE SUE” for THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, “TWENTY YEARS AGO” for KENNY ROGERS, “WHAT I DIDN’T DO” for […]

Nilsen, Bjoern

Two songs written by Nilsen have been #1 hits in Norway this year, “Help Me Hold On” (Anders Brodersen), and “Baby Don’t Ask” (Linda Kvam + Big Hand).  His songs have been featured on the Netflix series DAG, and several Scandinavian TV Series, and he co-writes with aces such as Austin Church, Claudia Scott, Lawson […]

Nix, Davis

Born and raised in Montgomery, AL. Davis Nix brings an energy that not only reflects sincerity and passion but true professionalism. From production manager, booking agent, and studio engineer/musician- to utility player, guitar tech, and artist development – Davis has worn many hats. He surrounds himself with a great team of musicians as well as […]