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Nashville, New York and LA spent three days together writing for two major
artists. Fox 17 Entertainment Reporter Stacy McCloud sat
in on the songwriting sessions and tells us all about this unique opportunity!
Within this one studio there are fifteen songwriters that
collectively have dozens of hits. They're all here for ASCAPS first ever
songwriting retreat "The Music City Trifecta", a three day writing workshop made
up of songwriters from three different genres.
"That is one of our
passions, making sure we are providing opportunity to our members that reach
globally" says Leann Phelen with ASCAP.
With this much talent,
who knows how many hit songs are in the process of being made. You've got big
time songwriters writing for big time artists, but these songwriters aren't just
writing for anyone they are writing for pop sensation Beyonce and country star
Blake Shelton. Two time ASCAP songwriter of the year Brett James is hosting the
workshop at his studio on music row.
For hours Brett and two other
songwriters have been brainstorming the perfect beat for Blake Shelton.
"Everyone brings something different to table. Making songs fun, writs
fun, having a blast making new friends" says Brett James.
Meanwhile another group is laying down a track they hope Beyonce
"I think to have the opportunity to write for Beyonce in
Nashville and do it our way, is a really special thing for some of these
writers" adds James.
The majority of writers are from Nashville
but in each group there is a writer from either New York or LA.
"I am a
confident writer but I've stepped back to make sure i am learning and doing
everything right" says songwriter Autumn Rowe.
Autumn is a pop
writer attempting country for the first time.
:The vibe is really great,
creative and open"
By camps end some 15 songs will be
sent to Beyonce and Blake.
A songwriters dream come true.
Stay connected to Fox 17, we will let you know if any of the songs from
the workshop are picked up by Beyonce or Blake. If they turn them down, they
will then be sent out to other artists for consideration.
Thursday, August 30 2012, 04:26 AM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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