January 1 – January 31 “Recommended” Songs Considered for Pub Luncheon.

Congratulations to the writers below who had songs recommended between

January 1 – January 31 for consideration for our 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 Spring 2020 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!


Writers below had songs “Recommended for Consideration” from
January 1 – January 31


Delaney Faulds “If You Were Here with Me Now” Owens Crossroads, Alabama

 Paul Rhea “How I Long to See Your Face” Lawrenceville, Georgia

David Stark “Gonna Get Me Long Gone” Brentwood, Tennessee

Alan Carpenter “Mother Love- Shortned” El Paso, Texas

Robert “Bobby” Johnston “Artist’s Eyes” Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

Roy Smith “The Vodka Truth” Overland Park Kansas

Lauren Murray “Deep Cut” New York, New York

Marika Hallendy-Mallon “Churchish” Ottawa, Ontario

Michael Nelson “What She Got” League City, Texas

Eliza Harrison-Smith “Haunted” Cabin John, Maryland

Henry Howard “Drinks with Old Friends” Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Hayden Cain “Not All Mamas Are Angels” Richmond, Kentucky

Steven Smentek “Look Out” Woodridge, Illinois

Henry Howard “Wild West” Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Susan Simonson “Give the Good Guy a Chance” White Plains, New York

Brandon Bankert “Hardest I’ve Ever Fallen” Richmond, Virginia

Ben DeLaurentis “Hello Heartbreak” Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Jayne Sachs “Somewhere” Trotwood, Ohio

Patrick O’Connor “Different Kind of Rich” Cedar Grove, Tennessee

Frank J SNelson “Star ‘shine” Rolla, Missouri

James (Jim) Groves “Wings and A Halo” West End, North Carolina

Makenzie Schriner “Going Down Easy” Brentwood, Tennessee

Sal Cosentino “Broken Good” Brooklyn, New York

Leslie Bowe “I Believe” Hendersonville, Tennessee



*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than January 2019.




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!


Delaney Faulds: Owens Crossroads, Alabama

Clare Cunningham: Nashville, Tennessee

David Brauner: La Mesa, California

David Alex-Barton: Boston Massachusetts

Paul Rhea: Lawrenceville, Georgia

David Stark: Brentwood, Tennessee

Robert “Bobby” Johnston: Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

Kipper Linville: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Russ Parrish: Burnsville, Minnesota

Nick Serro: Brooklyn, New York

Larry Justice: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Michael Saleta: Altona, Victoria

Roy Smith: Overland Park Kansas

Lauren Murray: New York, New York

Thomas White: Ochlocknee, Georgia

Marika Hallendy-Mallon: Ottawa, Ontario

Neu’Raye P.: Ypsilamti, Michigan

Dwayne Fisel: DeFuniak Springs, Florida

Mark Adorni: Folsom, California

Trusten Williams: Springfield, Missouri

Michael Astrachan: Nashville, Tennessee

Alan Carpenter: El Paso, Texas

Andrew Bontempo: Burlington, Ontario

Diamonn Upshaw: Conyers, Georgia

Hayden Joseph: New York, New York

Chaislyn Jane King: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Tim Rand: Little Rock, Arkansas

Michael R. J. Roth: Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Austin Daniel: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Angel Howeth: Cottontown, Tennessee

Marvin Gwin: Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Steven Smentek: Woodridge, Illinois

Lauren Spring: Port St Joe, Florida

Pierre Alexander: Nashville, Tennessee

Keith McChesney: Burlington, Ontario

Ben Wagner: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Madison Olson: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Alexander Ruwe: Belleville, Illinois

Henry Howard: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Leslie Bowe: Hendersonville, Tennessee

Leslie Wright: Harrison, Arkansas

Irene Peet: Clarksville, Tennessee

Bill Roemer: Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Keith Vincent: Hendersonville, Kentucky

Jim Barrens: St. Petersburg, Florida

Gary Sclafani: Dublin, Ohio

Chuckie Aiello: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Miki Speer: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Korie Burton: Anderson, South Carolina

Theodore Hadzi-Antich: Gold River, California

William Flowerree: Nashville, Tennessee

Ava Grace: Ooltewah, Tennessee

Dewey Longuski: Mason, Michigan

Bobby McCormick: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Hal Odell: Nashville, Tennessee

Mike Burke: Nashville, Tennessee

Brandon Bankert: Richmond, Virginia

Ben DeLaurentis: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Frank Haggerty: Cedar Park, Texas

Jayne Sachs: Trotwood, Ohio

Frank J S Nelson: Rolla, Missouri

Kate Vogel: Nashville, Tennessee

James (Jim) Groves: West End, North Carolina

Claire Radel: Kokomo, Indiana

Hayden Cain: Richmond, Kentucky

Blake Breithaupt: Nashville, Tennessee

Trevor Martin: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Julie Horton: Dublin, Dublin

Olivia Kiene: Los Angeles, California

Paige Powell: Alexandria, Virginia

Roy Brown: Cane Ridge, Tennessee

Michael Meiners: Winnetka, Illinois



*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have been recognized at any time other than January 2019.