EARS August 2022


August 2022 “Recommended” Songs Considered for Pub Luncheon

Congratulations to the writers 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 Fall 2022 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


Ava Paige – “Beer Pressure," "Texas Does" – Mt. Juliet, TN

Doug Jackson – “But You Do” – Springfield, MO

Stefan Xidas – “Floatin' Down River” – Wilmette, IL

Paul Bathen – “Andrea” - Jacksonville, FL

Madelyn Paquette – “Checking In” – Sudbury, MA

Eve Suchy – “Ranch Dressin’”- Mandan, ND

Selda Sahin – “Chapter One” – New York, NY

Brian Williams – “Puttin' Up Fences” -Cheyenne, WY

Carey Latham – “Every Damn Thing” – Murfreesboro, TN

Hodyn Barder – “Stone Harbor’ “ - Nashville, TN

James Logrando – “Friend With A Boat” – Nashville, TN

Michael McFarland - "Slow Jam Summer" - Cleveland, OH


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than August 2022.*


These writers are being recognized by our evaluators as writers who are on the rise! These members 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!




Ava Paige – Mt. Juliet, TN

Diana Taub - Morris Plains, NJ

Rhonda Hark – Newton, MA

Philip Hommes - Two Harbors, MN

Andrew Hoyt – Des Moines, IA

Selda Sahin - New York, NY

Kathy Ford - Okemos, MI

Paul Bathen - Jacksonville, FL

Kate Zickler - Franklin, TN

Eve Suchy - Mandan, ND

Madelyn Paquette - Sudbury, MA

Christopher Nurthen - Cordova, TN

Amy Vanator - Albany, IN

Tim Comeaux - Fall River, MA

Mike Bridges - Valley, AL

Pat Lakatta - Lutherville-Timonium, MA

Cassidy Rae - Round Corner, New South Wales

Allison Cipris - Airmont, NY

Bryan Mitschell - Edmond, OK

Carlos Smith Jr. - Mt. Pleasant, SC

Brian Williams - Cheyenne, WY

Robert V - South San Francisco, CA

Alison Freebairn-Smith - Topanga, CA

Kenny Domash - St. Louis, MO

Al Lama - Brooklyn, NY

Steven Huff - Middletown, OH

Matt Salada - Hendersonville, TN

Michael Astrachan - Nashville, TN

Matt Morris - Newnan, GA

*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have been recognized as "Ones to Watch" at any time other than August 2022.*