EARS October 2020



October 2020 “Recommended” Songs Considered for Pub Luncheon. Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended for consideration for our 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 Fall 2020 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

Claire Bunnik “Lucky Enough” Pefferlaw, Ontario
Glenn Erickson “The Patriotic Train” Mission Viejo, California
Roger Fournier “What Happens On A Dirt Road” Eatonton, Georgia
Daniel Herr “Mine” Nashville, Tennessee
Philip Hommes “Almost Dust” Two Harbors, Minnesota
Haley Hornsby “Used to Be Good” Lawrenceville, Georgia
Ben Johnson “Ball Cap Cowboy” Circle Pines, Minnesota
Tiffany Johnson “Empty Ground” Rapid City, South Dakota
Tiffany Johnson “Out of My Head” Rapid City, South Dakota
Jared MacLane “On The Open Road” Darien, Connecticut
Hal ODell “Between Two Broken Hearts” Nashville, Tennessee
Ava Paige “Good Times Hurt The Most” Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Ava Paige “Today Is Good” Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Richard Schroder “Maybe It’s A Good Thing” Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Richard Schroder “What Happened To Us” Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Zach Spencer “The All Clear” Manchester, Tennessee
Monte Thomas “Buckle Rubbin’” Boise, Idaho
Ralston Wells “TWELVE SONGS” Nashville, Tennessee
Chandler Williams “All I Need” Denver, Colorado
Mark Woodring “Ignite The Night” Independence, Kansas


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than October 2020.




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! 

Chuckie Aiello: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Judd Alsup: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Roger Beckett: Pickering, Ontario
Leah Bethea: Wrightsville, Georgia
Greg Black: Tuscumbia, Alabama
Carly Burruss: Cumming, Georgia
Matt Cairns: Lasswade
Allison Cipris: Airmont, New York
Christen Cooper: Draper, Utah
Sal Cosentino: Brooklyn, New York
Russell Dritz: Chappaqua, New York
Janae Dunn: Gilbert, Arizona
Sydney Ellis: Hendersonville, Tennessee
Andrew Fetterley: Toronto, Ontario
Roger Fournier: Eatonton, Georgia
Carin Fradin: Hillsborough, California
Brian Garcia: Nashville, Tennessee
Georgia Gutterson: Ivanhoe, Victoria
Joy Hanna: Houston, Texas
Jamie Hansen: Laramie, Wyoming
Emily Hatton: Macleod, Victoria
John Hemingway: Gallatin, Tennessee
James Henderson: Gallatin, Tennessee
Daniel Herr: Nashville, Tennessee
Philip Hommes: Two Harbors, Minnesota
Haley Hornsby: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Frank J Snelson: Rolla, Missouri
Katie Jo Pockat: Gillett, Wisconsin
Tiffany Johnson: Rapid City, South Dakota
Kathy Kay Wallace: Ballwin, Missouri
Mike Lowry: Tucker, Georgia
Jared MacLane: Darien, Connecticut
Alexsi Mallory: Farmington, Connecticut
Billy McDowell: Prattville, Alabama
Rodney Miller: Albany, New York
Ryan Miller: Oxford, Mississippi
Ryan Miller: Oxford, Mississippi
Desmond Moulton: Bronx, New York
Hal ODell: Nashville, Tennessee
Ava Paige: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Katie Pederson: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dixie Phillips: Floyd, Iowa
Cliff & Susan Prowse: Little Rock, Arkansas
Russ Pruit: Portsmouth, Ohio
Michael R.J. Roth: Rio Ranchero, New Mexico
October Rose: Jersey City, New Jersey
Jeff Ruby: Nashville, Tennessee
Michael Saleta: Altona, Victoria
Richard Schroder: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Daniel Simpson: Manquin, Virginia
Joe Sims: Slidell, Louisiana
Kathryn Sinopoli: St. Catharines, Ontario
Casey Smith: Knoxville, Tennessee
Zach Spencer: Manchester, Tennessee
Dani Stone: Nashville, Tennessee
Monte Thomas: Boise, Idaho
Don Tucker: Bryant, Arkansas
Larry Vail: Phoenix, Arizona
Amy Vanator: Albany, Indiana
Sharyn Vinci: Chester, West Virginia
Courtney Waldron: Old Hickory, Tennessee
Brandon Walker: Edgewater, Maryland
Tarrah Walston: Beulaville, North Carolina
Jami Ward: Canton, Michigan
Ralston Wells: Nashville, Tennessee
Chandler Williams: Denver, Colorado
Yuping Zhu: Andover, Massachusetts
*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have been recognized as "Ones to Watch" at any time other than October 2020.