April 2023 “Recommended” Songs Considered for Pub Luncheon

Congratulations to the songwriters 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 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

Melissa Cloake – “Sooner Or Later" – Nundah, QLD

Madelyn Paquette - "Gas Station Flowers" - Sudbury, MA

Steven Charles - "Party In The Back(woods)" - Nashville, TN

Carey Latham - "Girl For Me" - Murfreesboro, TN

Elias Edlund - "Lipstick To Myself" - Toronto, ON

Diana Taub - "Nashville Nights" - Morris Plains, NJ

Ryan Price - "Her Way Is My Way" - La Vergne, TN


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than April 2023.*


The following members have just been recognized as writers who are on the rise! These songwriters 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!




Charlie Miller – Douglasville, GA

Christine Merritt - Austin, TX

Tim Gartland - Nashville, TN

Rich Cabela - Sidney, NE

Tarah Salazar - Modesto, CA

Tom Fekete - Inman, SC

Lauren Brady - Hendersonville, TN

Mark Mulvany - Petal, MS

Julie Reiner - Indian Land, SC

Brian Garcia - Nashville, TN

Michael McFarland - Cleveland, OH

Charlie Molloy - Quigley's Point, DON

Alex Eastman - Winnipeg, MB

Carl Schwitzer - Mapleton, UT

Dean Petrella - West Warwick, RI

Madelyn Paquette - Sudbury, MA

Ricky Amburgey - Franklin, OH

Sal Cosentino - Brooklyn, NY

Ronnie W. Scott - Greensboro, GA

Emily Hicks - Salt Lake City, UT

Lauren Valatiadis - Nashville, TN

Daniel Fagan - Birmingham, AL

Michael Saleta - Nashville, TN

Travis Myles - Louisville, KY

Brad Hoshaw - Mokelumne Hill - CA

Michele George-Griffin - Los Angeles, CA

Mira Goto - Santa Cruz - CA

Paul Nicoll - South Pasadena, CA

Dana Pagane - Nashville, TN

Melyssa Corrigan - Arlington, MA

Larry Good - Marble, CO

Bill Johnston - Somerset, NJ

Emmy Moyen - Starkville, MS

Debby Dever - Ashland, OH

Kathy Kay Wallace - Ballwin, MO

Brett Trout - Nashville, TN

Christopher Nurthen - Cordova, TN

Nathan Sennett - Columbus, GA

Abigayle Kompst - Nashville, TN

Aron Rosing - Nashville, TN

Carey Latham - Murfreesboro, TN

Sean McGibany - Menomonee Falls, WI

Kipper Linville - Mt. Pleasant, SC

David Lavkulik - Toronto, ON

Ryan Price - La Vergne, TN

Gary Kreie - Kirkwood, MO


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have been recognized as "Ones to Watch" at any time other than April 2023.*