The Songwriters

These are the singer/songwriters and various members of the music industry featured in the documentary It All Begins With A Song: The Story Of The Nashville Songwriter.

“Nashville, Tennessee’s songwriting culture has helped shape Music City’s collaborative approach to everything from tourism to real estate to healthcare.”

Worth Magazine, September 2018
Alison Mosshart
Alison Mosshart

Songs Recorded By:
★ The Kills
★ The Deadweather
facebook.com/wmosshart

Andrew Combs
Andrew Combs

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
andrewcombsmusic.com

Barry Dean
Barry Dean

Songs Recorded By:
★ Blake Shelton
★ Little Big Town
★ Ingrid Michaelson
creativenationmusic.com

Bart Herbison
Bart Herbison

Executive Director:
★ NSAI
nashvillesongwriters.com/bart-herbison

Ben Folds
Ben Folds

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
benfolds.com

Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
billanderson.com

Bob DiPiero
Bob DiPiero

Songs Recorded By:
★ Vince Gill
★ George Strait
★ Faith Hill
bobdipiero.wordpress.com

Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
bradpaisley.com

Brandy Clark
Brandy Clark

Songs Recorded By:
★ Sheryl Crow
★ Miranda Lambert
★ The Band Perry
brandyclarkmusic.com

Brett James
Brett James

Songs Recorded By:
★ Bon Jovi
★ Backstreet Boys
★ Carrie Underwood
musiccityhitmakers.com/brett-james

Busbee
Busbee

Songs Recorded By:
★ Pink
★ Katy Perry
★ Gwen Stefani
busbeemusic.com

Caitlyn Smith
Caitlyn Smith

Songs Recorded By:
★ John Legend
★ Meghan Trainor
★ Lady Antebellum
caitlynsmith.com

Chip Esten
Chip Esten

★ Actor
★ Songwriter
charlesesten.com

Claude Kelly
Claude Kelly

Songs Recorded By:
★ Bruno Mars
★ Kesha
★ Michael Jackson
twitter.com/claudekelly

Connie Harrington
Connie Harrington

Songs Recorded By:
★ Tim McGraw
★ Dolly Parton
★ Blake Shelton
nashvillesongwriters.com/connie-harrington

Craig Wiseman
Craig Wiseman

Songs Recorded By:
★ Tim McGraw
★ Dolly Parton
★ Blake Shelton
bigloudpublishing.com/craig-wiseman

David Hodges
David Hodges

Songs Recorded By:
★ Celine Dion
★ Avril Lavigne
★ Evanescence
davidhodgesmusic.com

Desmond Child
Desmond Child

Songs Recorded By:
★ KISS
★ Aerosmith
★ Alice Cooper
desmondchild.com

Erin McCarley
Erin McCarley

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
erinmccarley.com

Forest Glen Whitehead
Forest Glen Whitehead

★ Composer
★ Producer
soundcloud.com/forest-glen-whitehead/

Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
garthbrooks.com

Gordon Kennedy
Gordon Kennedy

Songs Recorded By:
★ Eric Clapton
★ Bonnie Raitt
★ Peter Frampton

Jeffrey Steele
Jeffrey Steele

Songs Recorded By:
★ Keith Urban
★ Tim McGraw
★ Rascal Flatts
jeffreysteele.com

Jessi Alexander
Jessi Alexander

Songs Recorded By:
★ Miley Cyrus
★ Lee Brice
★ Blake Shelton
jessialexandermusic.com

Jimmy Robbins
Jimmy Robbins

Songs Recorded By:
★ Keith Urban
★ Luke Bryan
★ Florida Georgia Line
roundhillmusic.com

Jody Williams
Jody Williams

Vice President/Creative:
★ BMI
bmi.com

John Hiatt
John Hiatt

Songs Recorded By:
★ Bob Dylan
★ Don Henley
★ Willie Nelson
johnhiatt.com

Jon Randall
Jon Randall

Songs Recorded By:
★ Brad Paisley
★ Alison Krauss
★ Miranda Lambert
jonrandallmusic.com

Jonathan Cain
Jonathan Cain

Keyboardist:
★ Journey
jonathancainmusic.com

Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
kaceymusgraves.com

Keb' Mo'
Keb' Mo'

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
kebmo.com

Kelley Lovelace
Kelley Lovelace

Songs Recorded By:
★ Brad Paisley
★ Carrie Underwood
★ Jason Aldean
kelleylovelace.com

Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
kelseaballerini.com

Lari White
Lari White

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
lariwhite.com

 

 

 

Lee Thomas Miller
Lee Thomas Miller

Songs Recorded By:
★ Chris Stapleton
★ Garth Brooks
★ Brad Paisley
leethomasmiller.com

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
lukebryan.com

Mac Davis
Mac Davis

Songs Recorded By:
★ Elvis
★ Glenn Campbell
★ Merle Haggard
songhall.org

Mac McAnally
Mac McAnally

Songs Recorded By:
★ Jimmy Buffett
★ Kenny Chesney
★ Linda Davis
macmcanally.com

Mikky Ekko
Mikky Ekko

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
mikkyekko.com

Phil Vassar
Phil Vassar

Songs Recorded By:
★ Tim McGraw
★ Alan Jackson
★ Kenny Chesney
philvassar.com

Ray Stevens
Ray Stevens

★ Singer
★ Songwriter
raystevens.com

Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell

Songs Recorded By:
★ Johnny Cash
★ Bob Seger
★ Keith Urban
rodneycrowell.com

Shane McAnally
Shane McAnally

Songs Recorded By:
★ Sam Hunt
★ Luke Bryan
★ Lady Antebellum
twitter.com/shanemcanally

Shannon Sanders
Shannon Sanders

★ Producer
★ Songwriter
shannonsanders.com

Thom Schuyler
Thom Schuyler

Songs Recorded By:
★ Eric Church
★ Kenny Rogers
★ Randy Travis
thomschuyler.com

Tony Arata
Tony Arata

Songs Recorded By:
★ Garth Brooks
★ Patty Loveless
★ Randy Travis
tonyarata.com

Verlon Thompson
Verlon Thompson

Songs Recorded By:
★ Jimmy Buffett
★ Dierks Bentley
★ Alan Jackson
verlonthompson.com

Victoria Shaw
Victoria Shaw

Songs Recorded By:
★ Ricky Martin
★ Garth Brooks
★ Christina Aguilera
victoriashaw.com

Wayne Kirkpatrick
Wayne Kirkpatrick

Songs Recorded By:
★ Eric Clapton
★ Bonnie Raitt
★ Peter Frampton
facebook.com/junkbunk