LIVE WORKSHOP: "The Life" with James Slater
This event will take place in person at NSAI:
1710 Roy Acuff Pl. Nashville, TN 37203
Doors will open at 5:15pm CST.
Once inside, please sign in at the front desk.
NSAI Weekly Workshops take place in our studio.
Please note that food and drink are NOT permitted in the studio.
NSAI does not require you to wear a mask, but we encourage you to do what feels most comfortable.
If you are unable to attend this workshop in person, please note that it will be re-distributed for later viewing.
NSAI non-members are permitted to observe two workshops prior to joining at no cost. 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.
MORE ABOUT James Slater:
After high school, Slater attended and graduated from the University of Miami School of Music. After a brief move to Los Angeles, he moved again to Zurich, Switzerland where he lived for six years and enjoyed touring, recording, and writing music. During this time, he wrote "Don't Break My Heart," for Belgian super group Vaya Con Dios, signed a solo contract with BMG Switzerland, and penned the hit "Poco a Poco."
As of 2002, Slater lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Upon his arrival, he signed with Byron Gallimore's Song Garden/State One publishing company but made the move to EMI Music Publishing. During his time in Nashville, his songs have been recorded by country superstars like Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rodney Atkins, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan, Jessica Andrews, and Mark Wills, among others. McBride's recording of "In My Daughter's Eyes" has become a contemporary standard and garnered Slater a 2006 BMI country award as well as a BMI pop award. The song was also nominated for a Grammy for best vocal performance. James recently was nominated for the country song of the year Grammy for Jamey Johnson's "The High Cost of Living". He has also penned Rascal Flatts' single, "Unstoppable" which was used as a theme for the winter Olympics in Vancouver and has written American Idol Kellie Pickler's single, "Falling In Love Again".
James' song "Maggie Creek Road" is featured on Reba McEntire's 2009 album Keep On Loving You which debuted at number 1 on the pop and country charts. Slater was featured in CMT's in Season 1 of "Gone Country" where he co-wrote the winning song "The Way That I Want You", (which was sung by Julio Iglesias Jr.).
In October 2016, Slater signed with BMG Music Publishing under industry veteran Chris Oglesby joining a roster including Hillary Lindsey, busbee, Tony Lane, and Travis Meadows. Most recently, Slater partnered with Tunecore and released Mexicoma, a selection of songs including the Tim McGraw cut "Mexicoma."