EARS October 2021



October 2021 “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 Spring 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  

Jason Rector – “My Blue Ridge” – Front Royal, VA

Dan Allen – “God Must Love Small Towns” – Grand blanc, MI

Buck Wild & Penelope Lane – “Christmas in a Box” – Lambertville, NJ

Kyle Dillingham – “Old Souls” – Oklahoma City, OK

James Henderson – “Calling Me by Name”, “I Still Do” – Gallatin, TN

Michael Nelson – “Sugar Cane Rum High” – League City, TX

Davey La – “Something Tells Me” – Franklin, TN

Christopher Nurthen – “John Denver”, - “The Distance” – Cordova, TN

Jessica Lindsay – “Liberarme (Break Free)” – Camas, WA

Russell Dritz – “The Good Kids” – Chappaqua, NY

Jonathan Bell – “All Dirt Roads” – Odenville, AL

Anthony Fraley – “Crash Boom Bang” – Chesapeake, VA

Rob Fitzgerald – “Good Ole Country Song” – Burlington, Ontario

Amy Vanator – “Hits on the Radio” – Albany, IN

Kyra Hunter Constancio – “What Will It Be” – San Angelo, TX

Janine Alexander – “We Like Our Country Rockin’ and Funky” – Lebanon, TN

TJ Ashley – “Love Like Crazy” – Beebe, AR


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have had songs recommended at any time other than October 2021.  


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!   


Jessica Lindsay – Camas, WA

Carol Coffey – Overland Park, KS

Nicole Spooner – Roswell, GA

Yuping Zhu – Andover, MA

Christopher Shaver – Murfreesboro, TN

Bryan Mitschell – Edmond, OK

Susan Cantey – Cincinnati, OH

Buck Wild & Penelope Lane - Lambertville, NJ

Kyle Dillingham – Oklahoma City, OK

Alan Carpenter – El Paso, TX

Brandon Walker – Edgewater, MD

Jimmy Woods – Key Largo, FL

Kelsey Mihachik – Allenstown, NH

David Counts – Jupiter, FL

Matt Salada – Hendersonville, TN

Greg Owens – Nashville, TN

Ray Hollis – Oklahoma City, OK

Gracelyn Sparks – Oklahoma City, OK

Dale Giffen – Toronto, Ontario

George Dooley – Danville, CA

Amanda Ply – Las Vegas, NV

Christopher Nurthen – Cordova, TN

Dan Allen – Grand blanc, MI

Krista Volden – Johnsburg, IL

Samantha Williams – Nashville, TN

Daniel Herr – Nashville, TN

Joe Barans – Anthem, AZ

Claire Bunnik – Pefferlaw, Ontario

David Robert – Gilbert, AZ

Ava Noel Stranahan – Kokomo, IN

Jim McCarter – Topeka, KS

Ben Beveridge – Lumby, British Colombia

Jon Pattie – Nashville, TN

Tom Fekete – Inman, SC

Madge Ross – Franklin, TN

Russell Dritz – Chappaqua, NY

Ralston Wells – Nashville, TN

Jonathan Bell – Odenville, AL

Sarah Peterson – Lanesboro, MN

Steven Huff – Middletown, OH

Amber Gideon – Nashville, TN

Paul Vance – Minneapolis, MN

Brian Garcia – Nashville, TN

Randy Barb – Wichita, KS

Kyle Matthew – Moscow, ID

John Welch – Meansville, GA

Christen Cooper – Draper, Utah

James (Jim) Tyson – Sevierville, TN

Christopher Frensley Anderson – Cedar Park, TX

Gary Quinn – Leigh, United Kingdom

Matt Benner – Montgomery, TX

Greg Williams – Lawrenceville, GA

Allison Cipris – Airmont, NY

Billy McDowell – Prattville, AL

Brad McKinney – Richmond, KY

Daniel Leathersich – Nashville, TN

Sal Cosentino – Brooklyn, NY

Matt Partain – Poolesville, MD

Andrew Chipman - Plymouth, MA

Bryon Slaughter – Rockmart, GA

Donnie Napier – Smyrna, TN

Andrew Wolf – Washington, DC

Dewey Longuski – Mason, MI

Christina Meyer – New Berlin, WI

Jordan Wilson – Greenfield, IN

Curtis Marsh – Pegram, TN

James Wilson – Gallatin, TN

Kacie Grenon – Kingston, NH

Trey Duncan – Greenville SC

Betsy Walter – Brentwood, TN

Phillip Sandifer – Austin, TX

Kyra Hunter Constancio – San Angelo, TX

Desmond Moulton – Bronx, NY

Turk McNamara – Mount Juliet, TN

Klare Essad – Nashville, TN

Kathy Kay Wallace – Ballwin, MO


*Names listed above do not reflect writers who have been recognized as "Ones to Watch" at any time other than October 2021.