Jim Riley Plays Sessions On Prototype Ludwig Jim Riley Snare! Yours too?



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Ludwig’s Jim Riley signature snare  is in production, available and Jim Riley  himself brought in the prototype today. He played it on a client song demo power ballad titled “Who Knew” and wow, it sounded great!

Of course Jim, a long time member of Rascal Flatts, could likely play on a toy drum kit and sound better than most session drummers.


Writing Hick Hop? Maybe It’s Time…

Country artists are putting rap and hip hop music in their songs. Jason Aldean and Florida-Georgia Line are two of many acts that have released songs that are “bro country” part country, part rap.

  • Professionally made demos  and masters of unpublished songs may be submitted (with permission) to Listen Again Music (BMI) or PlayItAgainMusicPublishing (ASCAP).
  • E-mail your request for permission to submit to: LAMusicPublishing.1@gmail.com
  • MP3 only, songs must be unpublished. Lyrics submitted in body of e-mail, no attachments except the MP3. Songwriter and/or co-writers must control copyright 100%.

If your song is accepted you will be asked to sign a single song publishing agreement. There is no charge to the songwriter, the publisher will acquire the publisher’s share of the song and the songwriter retains 100% of the writer’s share.

And check out the Sarah Ross video of Shotgun:


Your father’s country music it’s not.

So… she’s signed with a major label and preparing to cut songs for a new album. The label is requesting “high energy summer songs” specifically noting that hick-hop is desired.

Hurry! Obviously the request suggests this project is intended for release this coming spring/early summer.

submit to:

LAMusicPublishing.1@gmail.com att: Bill Watson. Put “Sarah Ross Project” in the subject area.

David Northrup In The House TODAY!

Meet Nashville session drummer David Northrup (Travis Tritt, Oak Ridge Boys).  He was in playing on songs for Nashville Trax and Play It Again Demos clients.

Check out his 6.5x 14 BC Drumworks Ambrosia Maple Solid Stave Snare built by Sean Benz.

Besides playing on demos, masters and performance tracks, David is also one of our Drum Tracks Online drummers.


Dan Thompson’s “Miles And Miles” Makes The Country Radio Most Added Prime Mover Chart!

Congratulations to Canadian singer/songwriter Dan Thompson, who’s first single, “Miles and Miles” has been gaining traction on radio, first charting on the SOCAN Internet Radio Stations Top 40 Up and Coming list and now has migrated to the Traditional  Country Top 40 Up and Coming chart.

If Miles & Miles climbs to the top of the up and coming Country charts (It’s currently sitting at number 28) the next progression is Bill Board top 40..

Update from Dan, 12-24-15.
“Hi Bill.  I just received the updated charts tonight.  Miles & Miles is number 38 on the top 40 AC/Hot AC main Charts with over 2000 spins this past week.  We also made it on the Country Internet Main charts sitting at position 46.  And currently position 3 on the up and coming Country charts. Its amazing we got this far starting out as an indie artist with no label.”

Miles and Miles was written and sung by Dan Thompson, produced by Bill Watson and recorded here at Nashville Trax.

Read more about the session here.

Country most added prime mover