Morning Pitch with Chris Owen (Cornman Music) | In-Person Only

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 11:00am



You must be an active NSAI member to participate.  

LOCATION: 1710 Roy Acuff Pl. Nashville, TN 37203

TIME: Doors will open at 10:15am CT / Event will begin at 11:00am CT



If you are unable to attend this workshop in person, please note that it will NOT be streamed or re-distributed for later viewing. 



A native of Buffalo, New York, Chris Owen is a graduate of Buffalo State College, where he studied Journalism. After working in radio at Townsquare Media-Buffalo for six years, he moved to Nashville in 2024 to join Brett James and Nate Lowery with the team at Cornman Music.
Owen works closely with Cornman’s writers, which includes James, Will Bundy, Lydia Vaughan, Graham Barham, Drew Green, etc. A passion for country music and the inner-workings of the publishing/industry side led him to Nashville to pursue a career in the business. 
“Country music has always been the most important thing in my life, outside of my family. It’s a blessing to work with songwriters and hear new music be written and recorded on a daily basis. There’s nothing more motivating than trying to make the songs that writers are a part of, succeed."



You must be an NSAI Member to fully participate in pitch / feedback workshops.

Bring an MP3 version of your song that you can easily play from your phone, along with two lyric sheets for the song you chose. (Cassette tapes will not be accepted.)

*Members are more than welcome to attend and simply observe the event even if they do not want to submit a song for pitch!


We will play the first verse and first chorus of each song and the guest will "pass" or "take a copy".

Up to 50 members can participate and will be played in order of arrival - Members traveling greater than 75 miles or 2 hours from Davidson County will be given priority to participate.*

If you arrive earlier than 10:15am, please join the line on our covered porch on the Roy Acuff side of building. Once doors open you will sign in and submit your lyrics sheets of the song you chose, to the receptionist for the event.



Members traveling greater than 75 miles or 2 hours from Davidson County are considered "out-of-town". You must be in the Priority Line prior to the time that doors open at 10:15am. If you arrive after 10:15am, you will be asked to join the end of the "Nashville/Local Line". At that point, there is no guarantee that you will be able to participate. 


*NSAI does not require you to wear a mask, but we encourage you to do what feels most comfortable.



NSAI non-members are permitted to observe two workshops prior to joining to experience what NSAI is about. If you have attended more than two workshops as a non-member, you will be asked to join NSAI as a member to fully benefit from membership and attend future events. 



Limited parking will be available in the NSAI parking lot. 

Additional parking is available on the street and in neighboring paid lots.