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Fort Worth Chapter Returns to Live Meetings

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 12:12pm

Starting September 13, 2022, the Fort Worth Chapter will resume live, in-person meetings, alternating monthly between live and virtual meetings.

Live meetings will be held in odd-numbered months (January, March, May, etc), 7 - 9 PM at Boulevard Brew, 5406 River Oaks Blvd, River Oaks, TX 76114; virtual meetings will be held in even-numbered months (February, April, June, etc) except December, 7 - 9 PM Via Zoom; see the Chapter info for our Zoom link. All meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

We hope you will join us!

No December 2021 Meeting

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 5:04pm

The Fort Worth Chapter will not hold a "formal" meeting for December; our next meeting will be on January 10th, 2022, via Zoom; links and passcode to the Zoom Meeting are posted on the Chapter Page. We will have some exciting news for January, so please join us on Monday 1/10/2022, 7 - 9 PM!

Also, we are happy to announce the addition of Wayne Willingham as my fellow coordinator for the Fort Worth Chapter; in addition to being an excellent songwriter, singer, and guitarist, Wayne is much more "tech-savvy" than I am!

No September Meeting

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 6:45pm

The Fort Worth Chapter will NOT have a meeting in September 2021; however, we will resume our regular 2nd Monday Zoom meetings on October 11th. Hope to see lots of folks then!

Fort Worth Chapter Meets via Zoom

Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 7:41pm

Due to continuing issues with Covid-19, NSAI does not allow in-person meetings; therefore all Fort Worth Chapter monthly gatherings are held via Zoom. Meeting dates, times, and Zoom links are posted monthly on the Chapter page. Please contact John Terry via NSAI Message Service with any questions.

Chapter Meetings Suspended

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7:16pm

With the Coronavirus, everything seems to be changing by the minute. We look here at NSAI to protect our members the best way that we can. As you probably know, as of last week, NSAI has postponed the Tin Pan South Festival and Songwriting Seminar; this afternoon, I received an email from Executive Director Bart Herbison. He has directed all chapter coordinators to cancel upcoming chapter meetings. They have also shut down the main office in Nashville. The staff is working to develop improved ways for online experiences for the members.

For Fort Worth, this means that at least our April 13th meeting is canceled, pending any new information. In addition, the April Chapter Challenge is being postponed until later in the year. Should anything change prior to our April meeting date, I will send out notifications. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

No December Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:53pm

NSAI-Fort Worth will NOT have a meeting in December; our next meeting will be Monday, January 13, 2020, 7 - 9 PM at Dickey's BBQ, 5530 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.  Y'all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


No October Meeting

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 8:46pm

Due to schedule conflicts, our chapter meeting for October has been cancelled. We will meet again on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Dickey's.

However, the Dallas Chapter meeting should be of great interest to everyone, and I encourage you to attend!

Dallas NSAI will host two Austin music officials at its next meeting on October 28.  Brendon Anthony, Director of the Texas Music Office, and Mitch Ballard, Senior Director, Austin with BMI, will discuss their roles and how they can help songwriters.  The meeting takes place at 7pm on the 28th at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar Dallas.

Chapter Writers Getting Recognition

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:46pm

Congratulations to our Chapter members:

Kayley Nell Walker for "This Guitar" - recommended for the NSAI February Publisher Luncheon


Jack Taylor, Kayley Nell Walker, and Layne Bruno for making the January "Ones to Watch List"!

Y'all keep writing great stuff!

Randy Brooks ("Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer") at NSAI - Fort Worth Chapter

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:44pm

NSAI-Fort Worth, TX chapter was excited to have Randy Brooks as our guest speaker for November; Randy is the writer of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer", and shared the rather convoluted story of how "Grandma" came to be a Christmas staple.  Here is a photo of him performing; he also shared two other songs, "Percy the Puny Poinsettia", and "Happy Halloween (A Christmas Song".

Fort Worth ole Chapter Challenge

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 7:06pm

Congratulations to Kayley Walker, as winner of our ole Chapter Challenge, with her song, "Autumn". Kayley was awarded an NSAI Tote Bag and "Hoodie" as our chapter winner!  Of course, we had to chase her to Nashville, in order to present her with her prizes!

Also, congratulations to Kipp Brennan and Bob Sammons, who tied as runners-up for the Challenge, with their songs, "Great Night for a Beer" and "God Knows Where You Are", respectively.