We are putting together the Ultimate songwriter Coffee Table Book. For a writer to be included they must have sold 10 Million or more in sales and or have written a classic standard in any Genre!, Everyone you see on these pages qualifies. We are so Blessed to have the writers we have included and we have many more that we have appointments for over the next few months. These Pictures will change out from time to time and we never put them all up, We have to leave something for the book. LA and I also have video snid-bits on each writer on our youtube channel.
Click on Each Writer to go to Thier Page
By Photographers Dak Alley and LA Marie
RL Castleman, the writer of "The Lucky One" by Allison Krauss which by the way won RL a Grammy, as well as "Red On A Rose" For Alan Jackson had us meet at a place called the Henpeck Village Market outside of Franklin TN for our get together. RL rode up in a 1947 Knuckhead Harley Davidson totally restored and what you see above is the result. We love this shot and loved our time with our old Friend RL. We also got to hear first hand as you will to in the book how "Paper Airplane" another Allison Song came to be.
Driving over to do our interview with Becky Hobbs we heard her song "Angels Among Us" as recorded by Alabama come on the radio and thought it was a pretty good sign the interview was meant to be. We were greeted by her husband Duane who is a great musician and writer in his own right! We got the cameras set and we found out how strong Becky believes in "Angels Among Us" and how the song came to be. She also told us a cute story about how her mother would talk to her church friends about a song Beck wrote that both Conway Twitty and Alabama recorded called "I Want to Know You Before I Make Love To You". Becky is proud of her Cherokee Roots and is very active in the Cherokee Nation as you can see in the picture above that bares her Great Grand Mothers name from the 19th Century.
LA and I spent and afternnoon with Will Rambeaux at his Nashville home and really captured some images that are timeless. We never know fully what to expect when interviewing the writers and this was no exception. Will told us a story about how Roy and Barbara Orbison brought him to town with a phone call they made from Nashville to New York City where Will was living at the time. To hear more of that story you'll have to check out the book, so stay turned and we'll tell you how to get yours soon! Will has had numerous songs recorded, one of those being the classic hit recorded by Faith Hill, "She's a Wild One"!
Craig Wiseman, We were invited to the Big Loud Shirt offices on Music Row to conduct our interview / Photoshoot in Craig's Nashville Office. The Picture you see above was shot on his deck over looking what used to be called 16th Avenue. To think he had very little and used to walk up and down those streets looking for someone to just listen to his music and now look at him three stories up with a penthouse balcony over looking that same street, and with good reason, Craig has written or co-written some of Country music's all time greats like: "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney, Live LIke You Were Dyin'" by Time McGraw, Both Billboards number one country songs of the year 2002 and 2004 respectfully. "Live Like You Were Dyin'" Won him a Grammy in 2004! We wanted to thank Craigs Assistant Amy for making this whole process with Craig seem so effertless, and Craig for actually making it that way! you guys were great to work with!