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also returning from SG I & II. Grammy/Song of the Year/CMA/Academy of Country Music, for Where've You Been by Kathy Mattea. 1st song ever to be honored by all four organizations. Ray Charles, Oak Ridge Boys, TG Shepard, John Conlee Lonestar, Rosie Flores, Bryan White, Thompson Brothers, Christy Sutherland. Artist/performer and a producer in demand.



Don Henry

A great writer and regular performer in Nashville, Gene is credited with penning Kathy Mattea's career song 18 Wheels and A Dozen Roses as well as
Burning Old Memories. Hits by other artists include I Have You (Glen Campbell), Bubba Hyde (Diamond Rio), Jukebox with a Country Song (Doug Stone), Old Coyote Town (Don Williams), This Everyday Love (Rascal Flatts),

Gene Nelson

has scored hits as a writer and an artist: "Concrete Angel" (Martina McBride), ”She’s More” (Andy Griggs), "Holdin' a Good Hand" (Lee Greenwood), "She's a Natural", "Love Will Bring Her Around" and "Burnin' For You" (Rob Crosby). Paul Simon, Blackhawk, Darryl Worley and triple-platinum European artist, Ilse DeLange, have recorded his songs. With three nationally released albums and eight chart singles, Rob has toured with Travis Tritt, Reba and Brooks & Dunn and has opened shows for Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Restless Heart, George Jones and others.



Rob Crosby

an amazing singer-songwriter has performed from Los Angeles to Stockholm for the last 20 years sharing the stage with more than 100 acts including: Bruce Cockburn, John Hiatt, Patty Larkin, Little River Band, Michael McDonald, Anne Murray, Boz Skaggs, and Jethro Tull. Received the Portland Music Association's Crystal Award for "Best Folk Act" and "Best Single." Trisha Yearwood recorded his song "Little Hercules". Craig also has cuts by Kathy Mattea and Lorrie Morgan. A producer and self proclaimed computer geek, Craig has been a computer and Midi consultant for numerous recording studios.



joins the Songwriter’s Gallery for the first time! Writer of “God’s Will” (Martina McBride) and “Moving Oleta” (Reba McEntire). Barry began making his first trips to Nashville in 1999, attending NSAI Song Camps, SGA workshops, Tin Pan South and every Bluebird show he could get into. Barry’s songs have caught the ear of notable songwriters like Hugh Prestwood, Craig Wiseman, George Teren, Steve Seskin and Chuck Cannon. Barry signed with BMG in October 2002. He has been a guest lecturer and faculty member for NSAI Songcamps and at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University.



February 24-26,2006
The 1st Songwriters Winter Retreat .... happened!!


Oh yeah. A great writing/creative workshop (sold out) for all levels of writers willing to work hard and work thru songs. Some re-wrote and came back into workshop with masterpieces .. gotta love it. Thank you Michael and Don for putting in the overtime....

Don Henry and Michael Johnson were the mentors PLUS provided a sold out concert at the SONGBIRD CAFE in Custer.

It just may happen again next year .. we'll keep ya posted.

We will give you email's of past participants upon request --- they can tell more about the Songwriters Gallery.

"It was a pleasure and an honor to be around such attentive writers. I feel like I had more to learn than I had to give."

Michael Johnson

"The Songwriters Gallery winter retreat was fantastic.
To be in such secluded surroundings just soaking up life without a traffic jam in sight... what an escape! Just deer and snow and crystal clear air...and that early morning moon! Oh yeah, and songs, songs, songs! As hard as I worked while I was there, it never felt like work until I hit the bed at night and slept like a baby. A song-fed baby! Thanks to David Lee Brown and crew for inviting me to participate and hang out with folks who just can't help but write songs. Believe me, I understand! Lover of songs and songwriters,"

Don Henry

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