September 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

Carey Latham – “A Song On A Guitar" – Murfreesboro, TN

Daniel Ard - "I Will Abide" - Harmony, NC

Pat Lakatta - "Reverie (Instrumental)" - Lutherville-Timonium, MD

Dustin Wilson - "Empty Chairs" - Anniston, AL

Stefan Xidas - "Top Down" - Wilmette, IL

David Robert Anderson - "Wild Vine" - Gilbert, AZ

Madelyn Paquette - "What Doesn't Kill You'" - Sudbury, MA

Chuck Johnson - "Love Is A Wildfire" - Amesbury, MA

Kevin McCoy - "If You Can't Move Heaven" - Cincinnati, OH

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

Molly Hansen - "It Doesn't Hurt You" - Nashville, TN

Stephen Blodgett - "It's Just Love" - Winooski, VT

Matthew Steinfeld - "All That It Knows" - Nashville, TN

James DeBorde- "Ain't Gonna Waste It" - Antioch, TN

Mike Whiteley - "There's A Song In That" - Boyd, TX

Brad Hunnings - "Two Story House" - Wake Forest, NC

Madelyn Paquette - "Strangers With Memories" - Sudbury, MA

Tylor Wix- "The Stain" - Lafayette, TN

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



Monte Thomas - Boise, ID

Lukas Findley - Silver Spring, MD

Stephanie Michelle - Canton, MI

Carin Fradin - Hillsborough, CA

Joel Schwelling - Bedford, NH

Robert Abernathy - Murfreesboro, TN

James Herzig - Lexington, MA

Keith Gill, Jr. - Trafford, PA

Daniel Ard - Harmony, NC

Mario Almonte - Fresh Meadows, NY

Molly Carter - Fort Pierce, FL

Tracy Richardson - Terre Haute, IN

Philip Morgan - Cypress, TX

CC Ballou - Cathedral City, CA

Andy Chess - Midlothian, VA

Hayley Giovinazzo - Stow, MA

Kacie Grenon - Nashville, TN

Tim Comeaux - Fall River, MA

Barrymore J. Rogers - Nevada City, CA

Jahnavi Goldstein - Nashville, TN

Liv Haynes - Nashville, TN

Andrew Hoyt - Des Moines, IA

James A Fields - Bel Aire, KS

Timothy Schlesener - Hideaway, TX

David Robert Anderson - Gilbert, AZ

Brett Stair- Fort Worth, TX

Madelyn Paquette - Sudbury, MA

Fiona McAllister - Sherrills Ford, NC

Tricia Duffy - London, UK

Dustin Wilson - Anniston, AL

Kelly Crocker - Lexington, KY

Carol Coffey - Overland Park, KS

Diana Taub - Morris Plains, NJ

Michael McFarland - Cleveland, OH

Charlie Mariscal - Garden City, ID

Michael Saleta - Nashville, TN

Gary Boevers - Saint Peters, MO

Cassie Boettcher - N Hollywood, CA

Molly Hansen - Nashville, TN

Stephen Blodgett - Winooski, VT

Matthew Steinfeld - Nashville, TN

Richard Schroder - Chestnut Hill, MA

Nick Serro - Brooklyn, NY

Megan Kelley - Nashville, TN

Tylor Wix - Lafayette, TN

James Herzig - Lexington, MA

Dustin Chapman - Whiteville, NC

Bill Nugent - Noblesville, IN

David Lavkulik - Toronto, ON

Carson Lowry - Newburgh, IN

Bobby Starnes - Jonesborough, TN

Brett Trout - Lebanon, TN

Dewey Longuski - Mason, MI

Mike Bridges - Valley, AL

Bruce Baker - Tyler, TX

Sky Blaze Star - New York, NY

Jeremy Michael - Fairview, TN

Jennie Larsen - Houston, TX

Guy Branche - Katy, TX

Michael Crow - Lakewood, IL

Claire Bunnik - Pefferlaw, ON

Michael DiCindio - Collegeville, PA

Kevin Kenney - Leawood, KS

Bruce Capoferri - West Berlin, NJ

Jim Groves - West End, NC

Dixon Darling - Montgomery, AL

Joey DePaiva - Milton, ON

Dakota Smart - Alton Bay, NH

Kathy Kay Wallace - Ballwin, MO

Aaron Rosing - Nashville, TN

Timothy Schlesener - Hideaway, TX

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