August 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

Hayden Cain – “Takes A Girl" – Richmond, KY

Tom Pino - "Drink You Back" - Nashville, TN

Eve Suchy - "Hold My Tequila" - Mandan, ND

Samuel Comfort - "1-800 Heartbreak" - Nashville, TN

Dan Allen - "Something Like Summer" - Howell, MI

Carin Fradin - "Song's Over" - Hillsborough, CA

Curtiss Thompson - "You're Still Hurtin'" - Pawcatuck, CT

Mike Bridges - "Country Done Right" - Valley, AL

Philip Hommes - "This Is What Living Is" - Two Harbors, MN

William Nugent - "Jesus Wept (John 11:35)" - Noblesville, IN

Timothy Schlesener - "Catch And Release" - Hideaway, TX

Dustin Chapman - "Still" - Whiteville, NC

Nic Lizcano - "Fitting The Mold" - Nashville, TN

Vanessa Lynn Bird - "Hit and Run" - Mount Juliet, TN

Brittany Moore - "Attic" - Nashville, TN

Cynthia Roge - "Ain't Gone" - Port Saint Lucie, FL

Liv Haynes - "Downfall" - Nashville, TN

Renee Messinger - "Your Loss" - Glen Gardner, NJ

Vanessa Lynn Bird - "Rhinestone Christmas" - Mount Juliet, TN

Laura Dickey - "May Every Breath" - Camden, MI

Robert Abernathy - "Beach Looks Good On You" - Murfreesboro, TN

*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than August 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!



Judy Klass - Nashville, TN

Dewey Longuski - Mason, MI

Kathryn Woodward - Newburgh, IN

Hayden Cain - Richmond, KY

Willie Pete - Silver Spring, MD

James Herzig - Lexington MA

Keith Gill Jr - Trafford, PA

Bruce Capoferri - West Berlin, NJ

Chandler Williams - Ada, OK

Carin Fradin - Hillsborough, CA

Colin Black - Denver, CO

Dustin Wilson - Anniston, AL

Renee Messinger - Glen Gardner, NJ

Jeff Roe - Hendersonville, TN

Barrymore J. Rogers - Nevada City, CA

Matt Schabel - Milwaukee, WI

Carey Latham - Murfreesboro, TN

Terri Burch - Louisville, KY

Tom Pino - Nashville, TN

Elias Edlund - Toronto, ON

Eric Durian - Geneseo, IL 

Billy McDowell - Prattville, AL

Caroline Dare - Greenville, NC

Coleman Jennings - Snoqualmie, WA

Rachel Curtis - Lansing, MI

Ed O'Donnell - Cincinnati, OH

Brad Dunse - River Falls, WI

Travis Myles - Louisville, KY

Mike Williams - Logan, UT

Pamela Gliozzi - Lebanon, TN

David Stark - Blowing Rock, NC

Tyler Andrews - Sioux Falls, SD

Time Comeaux - Fall River, MA

Nik Lizcano - Nashville, TN

Molly Hansen - Nashville, TN

Sudi (Rick) Karatas - Van Nuys, CA

Chuck Johnson - Amesbury, MA

Thomas James - Clemmons, NC

Amanda Merki - Nashville, TN

Jeff Carson - Pflugerville, TX

Brett Trout - Lebanon, TN

Timothy Schlesener - Hideaway, TX

CC Ballou - Cathedral City, CA

Jade Sater - Toronto, ON

Jason Curtis - Hendersonville, NC

David Robert Anderson - Gilbert, AZ

Julie Reiner - Indian Land, SC

Aron Rosing - Nashville, TN

Rob Prentice - Nashville, TN

Jody Condon - Margaretville, NY

Vanessa Lynn Bird - Mount Juliet, TN

Sarah Williams - Nashville, TN

William Anania - Middletown, NJ

Patrick Cornell - Nashville, TN

Brittany Moore - Nashville, TN

Todd Ufkes - Ceresco, MI

Terri Burch - Louisville, KY

Stefan Xidas - Wilmette, IL

Joel Hoffman - Alpharetta, GA

Chris Dagnese - Marblehead, MA

David Standridge - New Berlin, WI

Tom Fekete - Inman, SC

Daniel Ard - Harmony, NC

Andy Chess - Midlothian, VA

Caitlin Rushing - Tavares, FL

Liv Haynes - Nashville, TN

J. Omar Hansen - Rexburg, ID

Brian Ceynar - El Dorado, KS

Dean Petrella - West Warwick, RI

James Henderson - Gallatin, TN

Shellem Cline - Lenoir, NC

Laura Dickey - Camden, MI

Diana Taub - Morris Plains, NJ

Juan Erasmus - Paarl, SA

Tony Zagone - Glenview, IL

Philip Hommes - Two Harbors, MN

Melissa Kienow - Aberdeen, SD

Terry Fraley - Portsmouth, VA


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