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
Billy has had number songs by Rick Trevino "Learning as You Go" and "I Left Somethin' Turned On at Home" by Trace Atkins. LA and I met Billy through our Friendship with the great Ed Hill. Billy and Phil O'Donnell were in the middle of producing Mo Pitney while we were shooting Ed. We interviewed Billy at the famous Red House in Franklin Tn. the same day we shot publicity shots for Mo. I know it gets a little complicated but it was great fun and what an honor it was to have the opportunity to shoot and interview Billy Lawson!
The Legendary Producer, Songwriter "Cowboy" Jack Clement, We spent the day of our interview with Jack at his temporary home because his Nashville studio / home had a fire and was being rebuilt. Jack took us over to the studio and we we're able to get this picture with the burnt master tapes and his melted studar 24 track machine in the background, the hat he is wearing was the hat Johnny Cash wore on the album cover Ring of Fire that Jack Produced. this being a songwriter book, we should mention some of his hits, "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" "I Guess Things Happen That Way" both by Johnny Cash, check out Jackclement.com for a huge list of credits, this man is a legend and a wonderful human being! Thanks for giving us so much of your time Jack!
By Photographers Dak Alley and LA Marie
LA and I drove out past Crossville TN to meet with Even Stevens, Even has been a staple of the Nashville music industry for a long time! He keeps on cranking out the hits. the picture above was taken on his back deck overlooking the Cumberland River. We sat down with Even and discussed the twenty questions we ask all the writers and talked a little about Eddie Rabbitt whom Even had enjoyed a lot of success with. Just to name a few: "Drivin' My Life Away", "I Love a Rainy Night", Suspisions and "Drinkin' My Baby Off of My Mind"! He also wrote "Black Coffee" for Lacy J Dalton and "When Your in Love with a Beautiful Woman" by Dr. Hook.
LA and I met up with Tim at his Brentwood home that he was getting ready to sell at the time of our interview/photo shoot.Tim is a writer that has written some of the greatest songs of his time including a song he co-wrote with Craig Wiseman that won them both a Grammy, "Live Like You Were Dyin'" recorded by Tim McGraw. One of his songs went on to be recorded by Keith Whitley "I'm Over You". We had the opportunity to learn how Tim got to Nashville and how to look out for some of music city's pit-falls.