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
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
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),
has scored hits as a writer and an artist: "Concrete
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
an amazing singer-songwriter has performed from Los Angeles
to Stockholm for the last 20 years sharing the stage with more
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,
The 1st Songwriters Winter Retreat .... happened!!
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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
"The Songwriters Gallery winter retreat
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,"