Monday, November 26, 2012

The Virtual Music Conference

I'm really excited about my friend Vinny's upcoming event through Indie Connect.  This 3-day Virtual Music Conference will be the first ever of it's kind.   Plus I will be one of the featured guest speakers.  Get your tickets now!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Back to the west coast

The West Coast Songwriters Association event in San Francisco was small but mighty.  Turns out it was the first night of the world series, so I was competing with the Giants - literally and figuratively. They won.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's cruisin' time baby!

What a blast!
The Texas Songwriters Cruise!  Jamaica, Grand Caymans, Cozumel.  
Next November it’ll be Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel.  I'm already ready to go. Get your songs and your bathing suit and come join us!  Make your reservations here.

Monday, September 24, 2012


This year at the annual NSAI SongPosium, I led three educational classes, talking about songplugging, critiquing and playing demos before they were hits. Over 200 NSAI members came out for the 4-day event!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Smokies!

Smokey Mountains Songwriters Retreat.  Wow.  Three hit writers, two publishers, six lucky clients.  Boy did we have some fun.

The view from the cabin  

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jacksonville in August

This was my first time in Jacksonville and I loved it. I flew there, met with several writers, and then enjoyed a nice long scenic drive back to Nashville. It really wasn't bad.. it was just long. Plus, I was in great company. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

East coast writers

Last weekend, I traveled up north for some one-on-ones in New York and Boston. If you missed out, make sure to stay up to date with my calendar of where I'll be next.  It was a lot of fun, heard some great music, and I even got to catch a Sox game at Fenway!

It looks like I will be returning in the fall of 2013 for a seminar in Martha’s Vineyard. 
I'll keep you posted.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Barbara Cloyd's workshop

This week, I was one of four publishers to sit in front of the room to listen to and critique songs submitted by workshop participants. Barbara always does such a great job. If you're unfamiliar with what she does, check her out:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Another kind of "Spring Training"

NSAI Spring Training is an exciting week in which NSAI members and chapter heads come for training, networking, and to have their songs heard.  I listened to some songs, enjoyed some good food, and some great company.. right here in Nashville.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Music and baseball.. nothing better

Believe it or not, this is my 17th straight year to be out with the Arizona Songwriters Association!  I got to work with some wonderful up-and-coming writers, and I fit in a few Cactus League Spring Training games. 

Go Mariners!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The California coast in March

The Durango Songwriters Expo in Santa Barbara was full of eclectic writers and wonderful live performances. I then went down the coast a bit to end my weekend in LA. It was a cool thing to see the LA songwriter community come together for the NSAI workshop we had.  Even with all the great music I got to hear, I still love coming home to the good ol’ Nashville country music scene.

Monday, February 20, 2012

NSAI in Seattle

I spent this past weekend with some hip country writers in Grungeland. I also got a chance to visit with family while I was there. Love the Emerald City!