Event Update: Songwriters and Sales Letters 2008

We held a client appreciation party called Songwriters and Sales Letters at this year’s Glazer Kennedy Insider’s Circle™ SuperConference in Nashville, TN (April 3-6, 2008) along with Chris Hurn of Mercantile Commercial Capital (2007 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies).

Our friends and clients got the extremely rare opportunity to hear four of the greatest songwriters of all time play their hits. These songwriters don’t go out into public often but, due to a few of our connections in the music business, we were able to steal them away from the Nashville’s yearly summit!

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Here are a few of the highlights:

Harley Allen (3 time GRAMMY® Award Winner)
– “Man of Constant Sorrow” – from O’ Brother Where Art Thou
– “If Nobody Believed in You” and “I’ll Wait for You” – Joe Nichols
– “The Baby” – Blake Shelton (Billboard #1 Song)
– “Tough Little Boys” – Gary Allan (Billboard #1 Song)
– “The Little Girl” – John Michael Montgomery (Billboard #1 Song)
– “Between the Devil & Me” – Alan Jackson (Billboard #1 Song)

Billy Montana
– “More than a Memory” – Garth Brooks (Billboard #1 song)
– “Suds in the Bucket” – Sara Evans (Most Performed Song by a Female Artist in 2004)
– “Bring on the Rain” – Jo Dee Messina & Tim McGraw (GRAMMY Nomination)

Kevin Denney (Lyric Street Records)
– “Cadillac Tears”
– “That’s Just Jesse”

Jamie Teachenor
– “How Do You Get That Lonely” – Blaine Larson
– New duet coming next month with Gretchen Wilson and Montgomery Gentry!

These guys have had songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw, Jo Dee Messina, George Jones, Alan Jackson, Joe Nichols, Gary Allan, John Michael Montgomery, Darryl Worley, Alison Krauss, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley…and that’s just A FEW!

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Nick even got coaxed (or maybe blackmailed!) into performing a few of his original songs. Here’s a clip:

The combination of some of the best marketers and songwriters in the world made for a really great combination. We all learned a lot about putting emotion and personality into our writing and, most importantly, using imagery to help the reader feel what the writer intends.

We hope to see you at our next event!