2018 Songwriter Bios

 Brice Long

Brice is signed to Word Music Publishing.  He’s had cuts with Garth Brooks, Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young,  Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Tracy Byrd, Steve Holy, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, Kevin Fowler, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and more.  

Brice’s songwriting hits include the #1 single “Nothing on but the Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”, a song that also garnered Brice a CMA nomination for Song of the Year in 2015. Other recent chart toppers are Randy Houser’s, “Anything Goes”,  “Today” from Gary Allan, Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night”, Jon Pardi, “What I Can’t Put Down” and he has the current Jon Pardi radio single, “Heartache On The Dance Floor”. 

Brice Long is a native of Hopkinsville, KY. His self-titled album is available on iTunes or wherever digital music is streamed and sold.

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Kent Blazy 

Kent Blazy grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and became devoted to making music at an early age. By the mid-70's Kent was a band leader, playing guitar and touring with Canadin legend, Ian Tyson. Sound advice and the timely first place win in a national songwriting contest persuaded him to move to Nashville in 1980. Kent's committment was now to focus his effort at the craft of songwriting.

In 1987, Kent was introduced to a new demo singer Bob Doyle, soon to be the manager for this emerging talent, Garth Brooks. Garth became Kent's most requested demo singer and Bob Doyle also advised, "Garth writes a little bit too." 

The first song Garth and Kent penned together was "If Tomorrow Never Comes" whch became the first number one song for both men. The friendship and writing partnership continued as Garth included eight more of their songs on his album. Four more captured the number one slot: "Somewhere Other Than the Night", "Ain't Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Up)", "It's Midight Cinderella", and "She's Gonna Make It."

Kent's crafted works have also been recorded by artists such as Diamond Rio, Kenny Chesney, Terri Clark, Clay Walker, Patty Loveless, and Chris Young. 

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Gordon Kennedy

Gordon Kennedy is a multi Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, world-class guitarist and visionary at the forefront of Nashville’s music community.

Kennedy’s name became nationally recognized when he won Song of the Year at the 1997 Grammys for Eric Clapton’s No. 1 hit, “Change the World,” which he co-wrote with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims.

In addition to his work with Clapton, Kennedy has had his songs cut by musical greats, including Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Bruce Hornsby, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Alison Krauss, Nickel Creek, Peter Frampton, George Strait, Martina McBride, Joan Osborne, Wynonna, Jerry Reed and, most recently, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs.

Some of his most notable cuts include his Bonnie Raitt singles, “I Can’t Help You Now”, “I Will Not Be Broken,”"Take My Love With You”, and “Gypsy In Me.” -  his Garth Brooks single, “You Move Me,” which reached No. 2 on the country charts, and his Alison Krauss cut, “Maybe.

 

Leslie Satcher 

No other female Nashville singer-songwriter is more respected or more revered than the stunning talent that is Leslie Satcher. At the age of 26, the native Texan made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a singing career and was quickly recognized for her gift with lyric and melody. After being mentored at a smaller publisher by many of the music industry’s legendary songwriters, she made the move to Sony Music Publishing where she would stay for nearly 15 years. During this time, she was also signed as an artist at Warner Brothers. While recording her critically acclaimed debut album, “Love Letters”, her songs were growing in demand.

  Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.

  Leslie’s next two albums, “Creation” and “Gypsy Boots” were recorded independently and truly exhibit the diversity of her Texas roots and Delta soul. They are available on iTunes, CDBaby and every other major digital distributor.

  Leslie has recently completed her fourth album; “Leslie Satcher & The Electric Honey Badgers – 2 Days In Muscle Shoals”. This incredible collection of songs features an All-Star band and guest vocal appearances from Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Heidi Newfield.

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