Song Feedback with Jill + Amanda | In-Person Only

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Tue, 07/23/2024 - 5:45pm



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



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


Come on down to get song feedback from your Membership Team Dynamic Duo Jill Moody and Amanda Flynn Phillips! Prepare yourselves for honest feedback, tough love, and lots of laughs! 



Jill Moody brings more than 17 years experience in event production, management and booking to the team at NSAI. Formerly the Director of Programming at Analog at Hutton Hotel, Jill worked closely with NSAI and Tin Pan South on events, showcasing her passion for supporting Nashville's creative culture and artistic scene.

After receiving her certificate in Broadcast/Media Arts at Specs Howard School of Media Arts Jill went on to begin her career as a Lighting Director at the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.  From there, she worked her way up the ranks from becoming Production Manager, where she created valuable relationships with various artists and bands throughout the country to her most recent position as Talent Buyer/Entertainment Manager for Wildhorse Saloon, where she strengthened those relationships and Wildhorse’s reputation as country music’s favorite place to play when visiting Nashville.  During her time at Wildhorse, Jill was honored as one of Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Music City which recognizes women who have helped to shape the music industry. 



Amanda Flynn Phillips was raised in the tiny truckstop town of Smiths Grove, Kentucky, and in her words "born a month too early and twenty years too late." Named after the Bob McDill penned classic "Amanda" (Waylon's version), her love for all things songwriting and Country Music began from the very beginning. 

Soon after moving to Nashville in 2008, Amanda signed her first publishing deal as a songwriter with Leslie Dipiero and Victoria Shaw. From there she had success with film and TV placements, several album cuts, and two singles with artist Katie Armiger ("Best Song Ever" and "So Long"). Amanda was also a co-writer on Chase Rice's song "Jack Daniels & Jesus" from Rice's "Ignite the Night" album that debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums. "Jack Daniels & Jesus" also went on to be the name of his headlining 2015 tour. 

Amanda went on to be a staff writer for Sony ATV and Wide Open Music Group. While at Wide Open, Amanda served a dual role as songwriter and Creative Director, discovering a new love for music on the business side of the music business. While there, Amanda began curating special networking events; such as "Hits & Giggles" and "Workin' Women's Wednesday." Embracing all creatives in town; combining new-to-town dreamers with seasoned Music Row veterans. 

She continued to showcase her unique ability to create community and nurture songwriters alongside roles with the historic Acme Feed & Seed and Grand Ole Opry. 

Her enthusiasm combined with her ‘grit and grace’ approach towards songs and the ones that write them have continued to launch her into what is proving to be a successful impact and career here in Music City. Through the years in an ever-changing city, one thing has always remained for Amanda; the songs are what drove her here and it's the songs that continue to drive her today... and what better place to land, than becoming the Director of Chapters with NSAI, where "it all begins with a song." 



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.



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.