Aaron's first experiment writing songs was "Baby Blue," recorded by George Strait. He has since gone on to write many #1 singles and in 2007 was inducted into the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame. Then two years later into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
An award-winning pop singer-songwriter, who has released six albums and to EPs. Raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany, and the United States, his music has been streamed over 1,000,000 times online.
A multi-instrumentalist who writes, sings, plays and produces her own music. She has shared the stage with the likes of Daughtry, Kacey Musgraves, Mike Posner, Ke$ha, MKTO, Max Frost and more.
Hank's storytelling writing dives into the intense topics of love, lust, drugs, drinking, loneliness and finding identity. He's project has taken him to many venues including The Ryman in Nashville, Greene Hall in Texas and The Troubadour in Los Angeles.
There is a collective energy in Nashville, one that Liz Cooper has poured herself into for the past six years. She says Nashville today is akin to that of Greenwich Village in 1960s or the Laurel Canyon days in the 1960s and 1970s and is a product of a collaborative approach to music and art. Her latest album is a product of that pulsating energy in Nashville that has had some of the greatest influence in her work.
Humming barbershop harmonies over rap beats and flaunting high-fashion streetwear style topped off by a fifties 'do, Stela Cole finds the sweet spot between doo woop, pop and hip-hop. The Atlanta-born and LA-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist stirs up a sound akin to Yeezus producing The Chordettes.
Highly sought-after songwriters and entertainers. They started as recording artists in their hometown of Tampa. They made 3 albums for RCA's sister label BNA Records and have toured extensively as an opening act for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. McGraw has recorded over 20 of their songs.
In addition to being a Texas native and Nashville-based singer-songwriter, David Fenley was also a finalist on the hit TV show, The Voice.
Native Nashvillian, Jimmy Nash, the son of 2 staff writers for Sony, was immersed in the Nashville songwriting scene from a very early age. Nash's debut album, "The Road to 33", blended Country, Rock, & Pop. It was produced by Todd Hannigan (Jack Johnson), and picked as "New & Noteworthy" by iTunes.
Grammy award-winning songwriter Tim James is the co-writer of the 5 week #1 "My List" by Toby Keith, the Bucky Covington Top 10 "It's Good to Be Us", and the smash debut from the Lost Trailers "Holler Back."
John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. He continues with an active roster performing the platinum and gold record hits for audiences around the world. Classically trained on piano and an avid guitarist, he loves the craft and enjoys every audience he encounters.
Last year, Luce released her debut full-length album, Azalea and her Spotify streams are climbing to over 17 million. She's currently writing and has a number of tour dates this summer leading up to her fall 2019 tour in the UK.
Athens, Georgia's T Hardy Morris has released three solo albums. Morris says his latest, titled Dude, The Obscure, "flowered from a creative space I found at the intersection of dreams and reality." Morris sheds the traps of ambition and nostalgia and uncovers the strange satisfaction of living in the moment.
A multi-award-winning songwriter/producer/publisher based in Nashville/London whose songs have appeared on over 20 million albums sold, over 10 million video games and over 100 placements in TV/Film.
Maddie Medley sings with a voice far beyond her twenty-one years. She signed with Elektra Records / Low Country Sound in 2018 and plans to release new music in 2019.
Following the international success of Striking Matches’ album “Nothing But The Silence”, produced by T-Bone Burnett, and 9 songs on TV’s “Nashville”, Justin Davis and Sarah Zimmermann continually prove to be the band that cannot be defined by old school music row boundaries.
Davis' independent streak began in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she began writing songs at 12 years old. By college, she was booking her own tours and gigging regionally across the state. Her relocation to Nashville kickstarted the busiest phase of her career, though, with landing a publishing deal during her first two years in town.
Our Fire is an eclectic, pop duo formed by Jake Spooner and Nicole Babin in the spring of 2018. The two began writing together after they had been individually working on separate projects and styles of music. With Nicole's background as an elite multi-instrumentalist in rock and pop music and Jake's innate urban-leaning pop melodies, they have created a distinct sound.
A Clearwater transplant that has called Nashville home for the last eight years. He's toured the country as both a solo act and a sideman, accompanying artists including Caroline Spence, Tony Lucca, Walker McGuire, Megan Davies, and Boy Named Banjo.
Performers on the DTSP Songwriters Festival lineup are selected and invited by BMI. Along with national acts, we would love to have some local Tampa Bay area songwriters participate. If interested, please contact Dan Spears: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only BMI-affiliated songwriters will be considered.