January 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

Taylor Zebracki – “Middle And The End" – Thompsons Station, TN

Lauren Valatiadis - "Paperback" - Nashville, TN

Floyd Hyman - "Watch Your Garden Grow" - Dripping Springs, TX

Trey Calloway - "Drip" - Nashville, TN

Paul Bathen - "Call Me By His Name" - Jacksonville, FL

Larry Vail - "I Know A Woman" - Phoenix, AZ

Carey Latham - "Wonder What Song" - Murfreesboro, TN

Phillip Hommes - "Heaven" - Two Harbors, MN

Andrea Brodeur - "Forgiving" - Boston, MA

Kate Zickler - "You Just Won't Listen" - Franklin, TN

Pat McWilliams - "Road Hot N' Ready" - Georgetown, OH

Billy McDowell - "That's What Home Feels Like" - Prattville, AL

Jennifer Jardine - "Live Fast, Die Pretty" - Woodland Hills, CA

Ryan Price - "Friends With Benefits" - La Vergne, TN

Nik Lizcano - "Mosaic" - Nashville, TN

Thomas White - "Vinyl" - Thomasville, GA


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



Kevan Kirk – Nashville, TN

Carey Latham - Murfreesboro, TN

Trey Calloway - Nashville, TN

Claire Bunnik - Pefferlaw, ON

Mitchal Stutes - DeWitt, MI

Jerry Silverstein - Calverton, NY

Brock Gleeson - Jackson, WY

Jesse Cofty - Hendersonville, TN

Scott McDaniel - Media, PA

Jim Joyce - Olathe, KS

Stephanie Ryann - Owls Head, ME

Jennie Angel - Milton, NY

CS David - St. Marys, OH

Michael Davis - Charlottesville, VA

Alex Hendl - Aurora, OH

Michael Saleta - Nashville, TN

Rhonda Hark - Newton, MA

Robert Quigley - Dingwall, UK

Rhonda Hark - Newton, MA

Joe McEnerney - Long Beach, NY

Jeff Carson - Pflugerville, TX

Randy Davis - Franklin, TN

Thea Lissi - Houston, TX

Ricky Amburgey - Franklin, OH

Tim Comeaux - Fall River, MA

Rachel Harvey Hill - Mt. Juliet, TN

Caroline Dare - Greenville, NC

Melissa Divanna - Hermitage, TN

Adam Bowler- Flintham, UK

Pat McWilliams - Georgetown, ON

Savannah Rogers - Peoria, AZ

Paul Bathen - Jacksonville, FL

Sundi Jo Graham - Branson, MO

Brian Garcia - Nashville, TN

Ben Wagner - Hermitage, TN

Al Raebuck - Uncasville, CT

Robert "Bobby" Johnston - Strawberry Plains, TN

Dani Stone - Nashville, TN

Artie Weitz - Tarzan, CA

Kinsley Wood - Denver, CO

Paige Ruderman- Wilmington, DE

Marye Amanda - Greenville, NC

John Sierra - Wendell, NC

Daniel Bellaire - Lasalle, ON

Thomas Ready - Charlestown, RI

David Counts - Jupiter, FL

Jennifer Jardine - Woodland Hills, CA

Tracy Richardson - Terre Haute, IN

Arielle Eden - White Plains, NY

Gary Kreie - Kirkwood, MO

Zach Cornell - Goodlettsville, TN

Tod Ufkes - Ceresco, MI

Brad Hoshaw - Mokelumne Hill, CA

Madelyn Paquette - Sudbury, MA

David Stark - Blowing Rock, NC

Brad McKinney - Richmond, KY

Mike Bridges - Valley, AL

Pat Lakatta - Lutherville-Timonium, MD


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