Nashville Writers in the Round
2018 Writers in the Round
April 6, 2017 • 8 pm
Marv Green, a Southern California native, moved to Nashville in March of 1993. Within 6 months, Marv’s songwriting caught the attention of producer Scott Hendricks, who signed Marv to a publishing deal with Big Tractor and Warner Chappell music. Marv is still published by Warner Chappell.
Artists including George Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Reba, Jewel, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Faith Hill, Brooks And Dunn, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Jessica Andrews, Kelly Pickler, Brad Paisley, Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Danny Gokey and Joe Diffie have recorded his songs.
Marv captured his first number-one hit, ‘True’, recorded by George Strait in 1998. The following year he scored his second number-one with ‘Amazed’ recorded by Lonestar. ‘Amazed’ spent a record breaking eight weeks at number one on Billboard.
Green was honored by BMI with their Song Of The Year Award in 2000. Green was awarded the BMI Songwriter Of The Year in 2001. Marv also claimed the ACM Song Of The Year for ‘Amazed’ as well as a Grammy nomination. Green collected his third number-one song with ‘It Just Comes Natural’ recorded by George Strait and his fourth number-one with the Carrie Underwood single ‘Wasted’. His single with Brooks And Dunn titled ‘Proud Of The House We Built’ went top 5. Marv scored his 5th number-one song with Reba and ‘Consider Me Gone’ and Rodney Atkins took his song ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ to the top 5. Marv co-wrote ‘Creepin’ by Eric Church. He also has had two songs placed in the ‘Nashville’ TV show with ‘Wrong Song’ (featuring Connie Britton And Hayden Panettiere) and ‘Trouble Is’ (feat. Hayden Panettiere). Marv’s most recent number-one songs are ‘Who I Am With You’ by Chris Young and ’Shotgun Rider’ by Tim McGraw, ‘Missing’ by William Michael Morgan.
Though Leslie is primarily known as a country singer and songwriter, her talents cross all genres. She has written or co-written songs that have been recorded by everyone from Willie Nelson to Ariana Grande; Vince Gill to Sheila E.; George Strait to Sheryl Crow; Martina McBride to Keb’Mo; Blake Shelton to Bonnie Raitt and many, many more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air” awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay and her incomparable vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA & ACM award winning projects.
Leslie’s next two albums, “Creation” and “Gypsy Boots” were recorded independently and truly exhibit the diversity of her Texas roots and Delta soul. They are available on iTunes, CDBaby and every other major digital distributor.
Aside from writing hit songs for some of music’s most iconic artists; Leslie is in high demand as a performer known for her angelic voice, funny stories, the unique playing style and sound of her guitar; but mostly, her uncanny ability to connect with audiences of any size or demographic. Her typical year will include more than 150 songwriting sessions and 65 live performances all over the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
Leslie has recently completed her fourth album; “Leslie Satcher & The Electric Honey Badgers – 2 Days In Muscle Shoals”. This incredible collection of songs features an All-Star band and guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood and Heidi Newfield.
J.T. Harding was born and raised in South Detroit. Countless hours of watching MTV led him to Los Angeles, where he made his first demo with prize money he received for winning the game show, VH1 Rock n Roll Jeopardy. Before signing the deal, J.T. traveled the world as a personal assistant for Rockstar Marilyn Manson writing songs during the day as Marilyn slept. Number one songs for Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the 3 million seller “Smile with Uncle Kracker are just a few of J.T.’s ever growing collection of hits.
In 2016, J.T. scored his fifth No. 1 tune as a songwriter with Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls.” This year, he’s got his sights set on another possible chart-topper with Kenny Chesney’s “Bar at the End of the World,” which is currently No. 12 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 12 weeks.