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Charlie Crow Memorial Service Jan 20 11 am , Second Presbyterian Church Little Rock

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 7:37pm

We lost our dear friend and founder of the Central Arkansas NSAI Chapter , Charlie Crow. Charlie passed from this earth on Dec 25 2019. He founded this chapter in 2005, and was instrumental in our growth as an organizer and a songwriting mentor. We will carry on the chapter in his memory, though there will be a huge void, and his presence will be greatly missed. The memorial service will not be a NSAI event, it will be hosted by the church and his family. All friends of Charlie,are welcome and encouraged to attend and show support for his wife Anne, children, grandchildren and siblings. In lieu of flowers, you can direct gifts to the Church , and / or Arkansas Prostrate Cancer Foundation , of which Charlie was Chairman . Their website is .

January 11 Workshop up next !

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:29am

Guys & gals - our next workshop / meeting will be Saturday January 11 from 10 am - 12:30 at Second Presbytertian Church , 600 Pleasant Valley Dr Little Rock. This is right off the I430 / Cantrell Rd exit. Don Tucker will lead a discussion on the craft of songwriting. Afterwards, we will have a song share session, where you can share a song you are working on and gain some valuable feedback from your peers and the NSAI coordinators, Don , Casey Penn and Paul Tull . If you want to share a song, please bring 8-12 lyric sheet copies so we can follow along. See you there !

June 15 Saturday pro writer workshop with Craig Carothers Cancelled as of June 9

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 9:52am

Our scheduled June 15 pro writer workshop with Craig Carothers has been cancelled , due to some health issues with our host Craig. He is fine , but is dealing with some a back ailment that makes it dificult for him to travel at this time. We will reschedule this event at a later date that works for all parties involved. 

Our next event is the Oyster Bar Songwriter Showcase on Monday July 1 . After that, we will have our regular scheduled workshop on Saturday July 13 from `10 am - 1230 ish. We encourage all of our songwriter friends to attend either or both events. 


Don , Charlie & Casey. 

NSAI Coordinaotors 

Central Ark Chapter 

April 13 Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:46am

Our monthly songwriting workshop will be held Saturday 13 from 10am -1230 at Second Presbyterian Church , 600 Pleasant Valley Dr. in Little Rock . This months workshop will feature live voting for paid NSAI memebers who are participating in the Ole Chapter Challenge . The top voted 2 songs will be forwarded to Ole Nashville for consideraton to be selected for a single song publishing contract. After we have completed our song voting for members, we will have a song sharing for feedback session , if time allows. We will know after the contest how much time we have . 

Ole Challenge Contest This Saturday !

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:30am

Our annual Ole Challenge songwriting contest is this Saturday, April 13 at Second Presb Church , 600 Pleasant Valley Dr In Little Rock . If you want to participate, you need to be a current paid member of NSAI. Please bring a mp3 file or other playable file of your song. We will have a CD player, and a Bluetooth speaker to play songs from smart phones. Also bring lyric copies, (8-12 copies should do) We will vote using ballot slips and tally the votes at the end of the meeting. The top 2 songs will be sent to NSAI Nashville to be forwarded to Ole , who will select at least one song to offer a single song publishing contract and will pitch the song(s). Last year they selected 4 songs from different NSAI chapters around the country. You should have pretty good chance at our chapter, the coordinators are not entered in our local voting. If you are planning on entering and entering, please let Don know at so we can have an idea of how many are participating. Any questions, you can call or text me at 501.697.5717, or email me.

Reminder about Max T Barnes workshop upcoming !

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:45pm

There will be an mass email soon, but this message is just for NSAI members in Arkansas. We will be hosting Max T Barnes in Little Rock this Saturday Fev 23rd at 10 AM . Second Presbyterian Church 3300 Pleasant Valley Drive 72227. This will be a true workshop, with Max giving us his perspective on songwriting structure , lyrics, trends, do's & don'ts in pitching your material and a lot more. 

If you are on the fence about attending, we are asking you to please come, we need to make it worth Max's drive to Arkansas. Donation is $20 at the door, and you may invite a songwriting friend. If you plan to attend let us know by either clicking "going" on the Facebook Event page here , or email Don at

Pro Writer Workshop with Max T. Barnes Feb 23rd 10 am - 12:30

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:18am

Hit songwriter Max T Barnes will present a songwriter workshop on Saturday February 23rd starting at 10am at Second Presbyterian Church  , Little Rock Arkansas . Max has 9 #1 hits to his credit , including “Love Me” , a huge smash for Colin Raye in 1992. Max will present an informative program that includes inside info on the Nashville music scene , as well as a study on lyrics , melody and song structure. There will also be a Q&A session ,and Max will play a few of his great songs for us. Tickets  for Max will be $20 . Check him out at . You can pay at the door, (cash preferred) or check made out to Max T Barnes. NSAI members will get a photo taken with Max . Please let Don Tucker know if you are attending at so we can be prepared for the event . 


November workshop change & event news

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:27am

Hi guys ! We will not be holding a regular workshop on the second Saturday in November. Instead we are hosting a Pro Workshop and seminar conducted by Nashville writers Rafe Van How and Wood Newton . Tickets are available to NSAI members for $20 , and non members $25. IN addition, Wood and Rafe are going to perform a show on Friday November 16 at Khalils. Tickets for members for that are 15$ , but if you want to attend both events as a member its $25 total. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn for two guys who have a boatload of experience and success as writers, artists, producers and publishers. Please let us know if you plan to attend either or both events by emailing Don at , or Jim at Please come !

Pro Songwriter Workshop with Wood Newton & Rafe Van Hoy ! Saturday November 17 10 am- 1 PM

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:42am

These amazing writers will conduct a songwriting workshop for us at Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock on Saturday Nov 17 . from 10 am - 1 pm. Between the 2 of them , they have their songs covered by artists with sales of over 50 Million copies. They will share insight with us on their careers, and field your question in an upclose and personal setting. We will offer the worshop to members for $20, and non-members $25. Limited seating will be available. We will accept cash on the day of the workshop, credit/debit online on our facebook page , here is the link to copy and paste in your browser . Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the guys who have done it for years as  writer , artists, producers and publishers. Please let Jim, Charlie or Don know by emailing us at or

Don , Charlie and Jim.