Jeffrey Steele has been named to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (2013), awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year (2007 and 2003) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year (2006, 2005 and 2003). CMA has twice awarded him the coveted “Triple Play Award” for three No. 1 songs in a year (2010 & 2007). Some of Steele's greatest hits include: My Wish, What Hurts the Most, Everyday, Here, Me and My Gang, These Days, Life’s a Song (Rascal Flatts); Meanwhile Back at Mama’s, The Cowboy in Me (Tim McGraw); Raise ‘Em Up (Keith Urban ft. Eric Church); Knee Deep (Zac Brown Band ft. Jimmy Buffet), Something To Be Proud Of, Gone, Hell Yeah, My Town (Montgomery Gentry); Brand New Girlfriend (Steve Holy).
Brett James has had more than 450 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world, on albums with combined sales of over 100 million copies. He has had numerous hit singles including 21 #1’s and won a Grammy in2006 for “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” He was also named ASCAP’s country songwriter of the year in 2006 and 2010 and Music Row Magazine’s Songwriter of the Year for 2014. In 2014 alone, Brett scored 6 top ten singles, including the #1’s “I Hold On” for Dierks Bentley, “Bottoms Up” for Brantley Gilbert, “Something in the Water” for Carrie Underwood, and the smash duet “Something Bad” recorded by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. As a producer his credits include Taylor Swift, Jessica Simpson, Danielle Bradberry and Kip Moore.
Brett is currently in his 12th year of service on the board of directors for the Country Music Association, and serves as Vice President of Nashville Songwriter’s Association International In addition, Brett is the owner of Cornman Music, a successful music publishing company based in Nashville.
The list of artists who have recorded Brett’s songs includes Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Chicago, Backstreet Boys, Will i Am, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts and many, many more.
Established Singer/ Songwriter, Jessi Alexander, is the writer of many chart topping hits on country radio. Alexander has penned four #1’s including I Drive Your Truck recorded by Lee Brice, which won Song of the Year at the 2013 CMA Awards, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional #1’s include Blake Shelton’s Mine Would Be You and Drink On It. Alexander’s career skyrocketed with her song The Climb recorded by Miley Cyrus. It soon became the anthem for her box office hit The Hannah Montana Movie and won ‘Best Song From A Movie’ at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
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Rivers Rutherford is a soulful storyteller and one of Nashville’s most talented and accomplished singer-songwriters. His long list of accomplishments include eight #1 hits, multiple Grammy, Country Music Award (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (AMC) nominations, and 19 ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) awards, including both of the coveted ASCAP Country Song and Songwriter of the Year awards. Among Rutherford's multiple hit songs you'll find When I Get to Where I’m Going (Brad Paisley ft. Dolly Parton); She Don’t Tell Me To, If You Ever Stop Loving Me (Montgomery Gentry), Real Good Man (Tim McGraw); Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You (Brooks & Dunn); Ladies Love Country Boys (Trace Adkins); These Are My People, Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy) (Rodney Atkins); Living in Fast Forward (Kenny Chesney); Homewrecker (Gretchen Wilson); Stealing Cinderella (Chuck Wicks).