EARS April 2021



April 2021 “Recommended” Songs Considered for Pub Luncheon.  
Congratulations to the writers below who had songs Recommended for Consideration for Publisher Luncheon. These were submitted to the Song Evaluation Service and were recommended by the NSAI Evaluators who reviewed them. NSAI staffers will review all songs recommended for the possibility of a Spring 2021 Publisher Luncheon. Be sure to take a look at the hometowns of these great writers. Who knows… you may find your next co- writer! With NSAI members from all over the world, one of these folks might live just around the corner from you!   


Recommended for Consideration  

Judd Alsup - "Wedding Ring" - Jonesboro, AR

Ava Paige - "Gentleman Jack" -  Mt. Juliet, TN

Jayne Sachs - "Glass Half Full Kind Of Fool" - Trotwood, OH

Ryan Brisotti - "Same Old" - Nashville, TN

Steve Peters - "Come Back Soon" - Baton Rouge, LA

Ella Hartt - "Excuse My French" - Edmonton, Alberta


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than April 2021.  


These writers are being recognized by our evaluators as writers who are on the rise! These members have gotten the attention of our evaluators for their unique and promising writing skills. Keep an eye on these folks… they just keep getting better!   


Marian Godwin: Cotuit, MA

Brian Conover: Absecon, NJ

Stefan Xidas: Wilmette, IL

Larry Good: Marble, CO

Roger Fournier: Eatonton, GA

Jessica Ott: Hendersonville, TN

Matthew Banks: Springfield, VA

Durand Robinson: Hoover, AL 

Paul Vance: Minneapolis, MN

Kathy Kay Wallace: Ballwin, MO

John Frank: Nashville, TN

Andrew McGee: Marianna, FL

Judd Alsup: Jonesboro, AR

Nichole McCulloch: Brighton, CO

Alan Peevy: Charleston, SC

Dave Quirk: Libertyville, IL

Amanda Ply: Las Vegas, NV

Ava Paige: Mt. Juliet, TN

David Welty: Knoxville, TN

Matt Salada: Hendersonville, TN

Billy McDowell: Prattville, AL

Carin Fradin: Hillsborough, CA

Sal Cosentino: Brooklyn, NY

Emily O'Neal: Starke, FL

Brad McKinney: Richmond, KY

Rob Prentice: Nashville, TN

Erich Shuler: Williamsburg, VA

Aili Desai: Nashville, TN

Jeff Fodor: Tomsriver, NJ

Jennifer Alvarado: Vale, NC

Zachary O'Connell: Fort Mill, SC

Lauren Jayne: East Northport, NY

Allison Cipris: Airmont, NY

Chris Jacobson: Hampton, VA

Michael Saleta: Nashville, TN

Dick Karg: Nashville, TN

Julie Reiner: Franklin, TN

Chris Senise: Miami Beach, FL

Ondee Whitman: Nashville, TN

Ryan Brisotti: Nashville, TN

Jon Eborn: Draper, UT

Valerie Wilson: Town Creek, AL

David Counts: Jupiter, FL

Mike Maimone: Nashville, TN

Anthony Carling: Chertsey Surrey, England

Frank Verdejo: Bronx, NY

Phillip Hommes: Two Harbors, MN

Claire Bunnik: Pefferlaw, Ontario

Mike Morgan: Roundup, MT

Samantha Williams: Nashville, TN

Richard Grewar: Rapid City, SD

Desmond Moulton: Bronx, NY

Susan Cantey: Cincinnati, OH

Michael Nottoli: Roseville, CA

Chris Black: Tuscumbia, AL

Sam Leyde: Post Falls, ID

Andrea Brodeur: Boston, MA

Jessica Hershey: Toms River, NJ

Mike Kuhl: Nolensville, TN

Matthew Banks: Springfield, VA

Kayla Dunbar: Antioch, TN

Lauren Spring: Port St. Joe, FL

Bryan Mitschell: Edmond, OK

Ella Hartt: Edmonton, Alberta

Klare Essad: Nashville, TN

Matt Alexander: Sudbury, Ontario

Elaine Hartt: Edmonton, Alberta

Kate Skidmore: Bath, MI

Daniel Leanse: Santa Monica, CA

Michael Manetz: Gainesville, FL

Tom Fekete: Inman, SC

Lyndel Lucas: Lampasas, TX

Doug Hughes: Gallatin, TN

Russell Dritz: Chappaqua, NY

James Wilson: Gallatin, TN

Jeff Roe: Arlington, TN

Michael King: Norfolk, VA


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have been recognized as "Ones to Watch" at any time other than April 2021.