SONGWRITERS FROM Tennessee

 Tennessee Larue

Tennessee Larue

I started in the music business in 1969,Producing music and writing songs and playing drums and guitar for some country artist's, Like the late and great Buck Owens,Before getting my first recording deal in Nashville,In 1999. I've been blessed all Thou the years to have a great following of people who have Believed in my music,and supported me all

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Anelda Spence

Anelda Spence

Anelda is a songwriter who was born in Namibia and raised in South Africa. She started out as a sound designer in film & television. Her love for matching music to visual art as well as her move to Nashville, TN led her into songwriting full-time. She is a versatile songwriter, writing in multiple genres and enjoys writing with artists; helping the

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Charles Wimer

Charles Wimer

Charles Wimer is a former soldier of the United States Army and has been writing music for nearly twenty years. He is married with three children and currently resides in Oak Ridge, TN.

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Dani

Dani

Dani creates Music that is raw and real. Music that can only come from the things life throws at you and the feelings that spill out from the pain, hurt and anger experienced when things go bad and the energy and passion that scream to get out of you when things go your way. Dani is what Memphis Music has always been about. Sharing one's inner soul

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Dave Tough

Dave Tough

Dave Tough (www.taxi.com/davetough) is a Nashville-based songwriter and producer/engineer. He has written and produced songs in major motion pictures, most recently Seth Rogen's mall cop comedy "Observe and Report", and training films and commercials. Dave has also had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists. As a songwri

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Dave Tough

Dave Tough

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based songwriter and producer/engineer. He has written and produced songs in major motion pictures, most recently in 2010, he had a song in Seth Rogen's mall cop comedy "Observe and Report", the TV show "Plain Jane" and training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series. Dave has had cuts with several in

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David Brookings

David Brookings

David Brookings is a pop/rock songwriter who lives in Memphis TN. He has released 4 albums as of 2008, and is currently working on a new album. During the day David works as a tour guide at Sun Studio, where Elvis and Johny Cash began their careers, and also where David records. He is heavily influenced by British 60s pop music, and his songs are g

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Erin James

Erin James

Maryland born and bred, Erin James is a fresh new face in Nashville. A vibrant singer and songwriter who writes and produces all of her own material, Erin James really knows how to connect with audiences across the country. Complimenting her sassy vocals, Erin James is a multi-talented instrumentalist- she plays eight intstuments including guitar,

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hector qirko

hector qirko

Raised in several countries in South America, Hector moved to Chicago and played with Lonnie Brooks (Alligator Records), and so experienced first-hand the Chicago blues scene, backing up Freddie King, Fenton Robinson, and many others. After moving to Knoxville he worked on TNN's “I 40 Paradise” and “Pickin at the Paradise” m

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Heidi Burson

Heidi Burson

Heidi Burson’s story as an artist is one of shared human experience. Very early on, she felt the poignancy of the music of singers such as Etta James and Aretha Franklin. She was struck by the power and intensity with which they expressed the longing, which we all share, for love and acceptance. These influences, coupled with her own life experienc

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INITIAL_CONTESTANT_RANDY_MOORE

INITIAL_CONTESTANT_RANDY_MOORE

Biography of Randy Moore Born on September 26, 1959 in Memphis, Tennessee. Randy's dad Buzz Moore, a jet fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force, and mom Evelyn had one son already, when the Air Force doctors told Evelyn that she had a tumor and it must be removed. Buzz, not being a follower of regulations, opted for a second opinion. Dad's "gut

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Jackson Wells

Jackson Wells

Some people write about what they know. Jackson Wells writes about what he feels. This gifted songwriter crafts hope and heartbreak, family and friendship—all the ordinary elements of everyday life—into extraordinary music. Jackson’s work has brought him international acclaim, including being honored as a finalist at the Belfast Nashville Songwri

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Jason Spraggins

Jason Spraggins

Having been raised halfway between Memphis, the birth place of the blues, and Nashville, the home of country music, Jason has developed an eclectic musical vocabulary. His work can range from haunting folk tunes in the vein of Leonard Cohen's recordings to songs in country music and classic rock styles. While much of his songwriting falls into th

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jellybean and matto

jellybean and matto

Jellybean brings over 20 years of experience to his songwriting with a broad range of expertise in songwriting, performing, leading worship, recording, and producing. He teaches guitar lessons on a regular basis, creates catchy melodic hooks, and really loves hot wings. With over 375 song lyrics completed, matto loves working on crafting a great

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Joelle Maddyson

Joelle Maddyson

Her artistry has been deemed a heated mixture of sultry vulnerability and raw emotion and she is most often compared to successful artists like Sarah Mclachlan, Christina Perri, Emmylou Harris, etc. Ethereal operatic vocals, in combination with her poignant lyrics and piano driven songwriting place her in a category all on her own. Joelle Maddys

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Joelle Maddyson Music

Joelle Maddyson Music

Her artistry has been deemed a heated mixture of sultry vulnerability and raw emotion and she is often described as, "an edgier Sarah Mclachlan." Ethereal operatic vocals, in combination with her poignant lyrics and piano driven songwriting place her in a category all on her own. Joelle Maddyson is a Nashville-based songwriter with awe-inspiring

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Josh Birdsong

Josh Birdsong

“My music hints at the unspoken elements...” Josh Birdsong is an independent singer/songwriter currently based in Nashville, TN. His debut EP, “Simple Geometry”, intertwines soulful songwriting with ambient production, crafting music that resonates across genres—ranging from the influences of songwriters such as John Mayer, Morrissey, and James

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Justin Karpinos

Justin Karpinos

Justin Karpinos is singer/songwriter currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, and a native of Chapel Hill, NC. Justin is an established sideman and has contributed guitar, mandolin, and vocals for several area bands and artists, including 60 Cycle Hum, Zammarin, and Brad Passons. Flyover, Justin’s debut album, was recorded and mixed in both Nash

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K A Patterson and the Paradise Band

K A Patterson and the Paradise Band

Contemporary country with deep traditional country roots, an occasional touch of bluegrass or folk, and sometimes the character of light favorites or pop music K A Patterson brings to the table a fresh and innovative twist to the Classic Country sound. With each new collection of his writing that I hear I think ''wow, these songs are brilliant''

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Katie J

Katie J

I have loved writing songs since the age of nine. Now I'm pursuing a degree in songwriting, in Nashville, excited for all that the craft has to offer, taking whatever opportunities that life has in store and making the best of it.

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Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson

This soulful, rockin' female, originally from Chicago, has had a passion for singing throughout her entire life. Growing up in a household that was rich in music, her influences were widely varied from artists such as Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, The Pointer Sisters, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Agui

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Morgan Bracy

Morgan Bracy

Inspiration for some artists is difficult to come by, but for Morgan Bracy, inspiration comes with life; in fact, it is life. Pain, joy, love, blessings, and tragedy weave together to tell her story, thus far. It?s a tale not unlike other great artists, poets, and storytellers, which lends itself to heartfelt and thought-provoking art. Her music

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New Pro

New Pro

25 year old singer/songwriter.

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Olivia Frances

Olivia Frances

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Olivia Frances

Olivia Frances

Olivia Frances is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter who writes sunshine story pop. Recently, she was on NPR in a story about musicians and social media. The title track off her album, "Back to Happiness" won Best Pop Song of 2014 in the Ohio Music Awards. In addition, her original song, "Season's Grow On" was placed in a documentary produced by an Em

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Pat Flanakin

Pat Flanakin

Pat has been a pro musician most of his life, played in various bands, and as a solo artist, has opened for major acts, but is now concentrating on writing. Pat has written over 400 songs in different genres, including country, pop, rock, blues, children's, & holiday music. He writes, sings, produces, and plays all the instruments on 99% of all his

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Penny Menze

Penny Menze

Marriages, divorces, raising my son, and working 2 jobs most my life, I was lucky to have music in my life. I loved music and always wanted to be a music artist, so to be able to make a living with it, was a dream come true. I played honky tonks and bars in the mountains of Arizona, in a town called Show Low. I moved to the mountains to join my

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Rebecca Chase

Rebecca Chase

Raised in a city not far from Tampa, Rebecca grew up in a musically nurturing family. At five, she was playing church songs by ear on her home piano and picking out harmonies not too long afterward. She pursued her passion for leading worship in church in her youth group and at fourteen, was approached with the opportunity to tour with a contempora

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ROBOPOP

ROBOPOP

Songwriter out of Nashville TN. Been doing music for over 20 years and write from style of country, pop, rock, soul, hip hop, folk, and electro pop.

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Ryan Long

Ryan Long

In 1997, Ryan began a relationship with Young Life performing regularly throughout the U.S. at the mission’s more than twenty properties. By the end of 1998 he had released his debut record, Cry for Me, produced by Michael Aukofer at Word/Myrhh studios in Nashville. Cry is filled with a host of skilled contributors including Phil Keagy and P

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Sam Rosolina

Sam Rosolina

I was born and raised in Northeast Tennessee where music roots are incredibly strong. I learned early in life the power that a good melody can bring and, more importantly, the impact that lyrics can have on a person. I've been writing music since I was a kid and it still hasn't become second nature like I have been told it would. It has, however,

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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown grew up near the Mississippi River in Onalaska, Wisconsin, and at a very young age showed an interest in music and performance. Family members nicknamed her a ham because of her unusual attraction to the camera. With family support, Sarah was encouraged to be involved in music programs at school. Throughout her education, she was inv

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SHADEMAN

SHADEMAN

Singer, songwriter, lead, rhythm and bass guitarist. Lead and harmony vocalist. Work with Takamine 12 string acoustic/electric guitar, Fender Stratocaster with Texas Special Pickups, a VOX Valtronix Amp with built in effects and Peavey Bass. Have been a musician and singer since I was 9 years old. I think that makes it more from the soul when you p

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Sharon Anderson

Sharon Anderson

Sharon was raised in the pristine Canadian Northwest and her songs reflect a thoughtful depth born of a wilderness both of spirit and outer majesty. Her first recording was for Bumstead's Larry Wanagas alongside a teenage K.D. Lang. Then, after landing in the nurturing nest of Edmonton's r&b club scene, to hitting the road as a single and crooning

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Tennessee Larue

Tennessee Larue

I started in the music business in the 60's Writing songs,And Music ,And playing for some country artist's ,Like the late and great Buck Owens,Before getting my first recording deal in 1999 as Tennessee Larue .I tour six months out of the year,And now my music plays for over 7 million people every week in America,And other counties.I thank God and

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Xavier & Ophelia

Xavier & Ophelia

Multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer Dave Tough fell in love with the angelic voice and guitar work of DeAnna Moore when searching for demo singers on Myspace in 2009. They met and soon realized that they both shared a love of artists such as Fiona Apple, Goldfrapp and Edie Brickell, as well as a penchant for older jazz standards. The name

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Zac McDaniel

Zac McDaniel

Zac McDaniel was born and raised in an Oklahoma town with a population of about 800. Zac, now 25 years old, lives in Nashville with his wife Jana. After a decade of playing the guitar and twice as long on the piano, penning songs all the while, he has carefully and meticulously been molded into a crafty songwriter. Zac has also studied acting at Pe

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