You must be an active NSAI member to participate.
LOCATION: 1710 Roy Acuff Pl. Nashville, TN 37203
TIME: Doors will open at 5:15pm CT / Event will begin at 5:45pm CT
PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY - SPOTS ARE LIMITED AND FILL UP QUICKLY!
If you are unable to attend this workshop in person, please note that it will NOT be streamed or re-distributed for later viewing.
ABOUT DEANNA BRYANT:
Deanna is a native Texan, hometown of Childress, Texas and a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Accounting. In 1994, she moved to Music City to fulfill a life-long dream. She signed with Reba McEntire's Starstruck Writers Group in 1995 and has been working for the hits ever since.
McEntire recorded “Forever Love” for the television movie of the same name. In 1998, it was released as a single and hit #1 on the Billboard charts. It was Bryant’s first single and hit as a songwriter.
Her composition "Unconditional" hit the #3 position on Billboard and was also nominated as CMA "Song of the Year" in 2000.
Keith Urban recorded her song "Stupid Boy" -took it to the top of the Billboard Charts.
Stupid Boy was nominated for Country Music Association's 2007 "Song of the Year".
Bryant received an Honorary Grammy Award for the composers' of Keith Urban's 2007 Grammy Award-winning “Stupid Boy" for the Male Vocal Performance of theYear.
Heidi Newfield recorded Bryant's song "Johnny and June", released it as her debut single-where it became a hit and continues to be a fan favorite.
The song was nominated for the Academy of Country Music's 2009 "Song of the Year"
Blake Shelton took her song “Don’t Make Me” into Billboard’s Country chart’s top ten in 2008.
Now, in her 29th year in town, she has had her songs recorded by such artists as Lee Brice, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis, Deana Carter, Heidi Newfield, Billy Currington, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Clay Davidson, Julie Roberts, and many others.
Deanna has been recognized and honored with multiple awards by Nashville Songwriters International Association (NSAI).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
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 feedback!
We will play the first verse and first chorus of each song and the guest will provide comments/suggestions/feedback.
Up to 30 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 5:15pm, 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.
*ATTENTION OUT-OF-TOWN MEMBERS:
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 5:15pm. If you arrive after 5:15pm, 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.
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