Finished Tracking/Slammin’ Rock Mix of Alive!

Robert Cornacchio and his two writing partners had this to say about our production of Alive:

“Dear Bill, You weren’t kidding when you said this track is slammin’! Ellis rocks, Brittany is GREAT…Jenee…man. we simply LOVE IT !!!! Love the chord changes you wrote in on the solo. You really did some job, man! You and everyone are great! Really love the end chorus!! When can we start the next song? We’d be honored if you’d work with us on song 2!!” ROB C AND EVERY ONE FROM WINSTON HAROLD, THANKS!

Yes, we call did call it a slammin’ track… Give a listen and see if you agree:

Alive is © 2014-2015 Winston Harold, posted by permission. Producer: Bill Watson.

If you’re interested in recording this song; using it in a commercial application such as in a movie or on a website; or singing it in a performing situation please let us know and we’ll forward your request to the songwriter and song publisher.

How about that drummer? That’s William Ellis of Montgommery Gentry. If you need a fantastic right-in-the-pocket rhythm section on YOUR tune, we’ll get him. Or you can request one of the other two fantastic drummers we’ve settled in on after trying dozens of so-called session quality drummers over the years here in Nashville. 

The fiddle (and pulsing fiddle & viola on the bridge)? That’s Jenee Fleenor who plays for Blake Shelton as well as for Martina McBride when her schedule permits. Yes, we can put her incredible skills to work on YOUR song too!

Send your rough mp3 in for a quote: nashtrax@bellsouth.net

If you would like a quote from Play It Again Demos on making a professional version of your song simply drop an e-mail with your rough mp3 or mp4 attached to producer Bill Watson at: nashtrax@bellsouth.net with the details of what you want. Your song can be completed over the Internet or you can be present for the entire process.

Write in another style? There are more samples of work to your right in Categories > Samples of Our Work.


Chase Rice Seeking Songs For Upcoming Album on Sony

Sony Music Nashville’s V.P. of A &R, Jim Catino, is screening material for this upcoming Chase Brice album with a planned release in late 2016. Pop country material, must have permission to submit.

Chase Rice was a co-writer of the biggest hit in country music in over forty years, the song “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line.

  • Professionally made demos  and masters of unpublished songs may be submitted (with permission) to Listen Again Music (BMI) or PlayItAgainMusicPublishing (ASCAP).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%.

Click here for additional pitch opportunities

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chase_Rice


Pic & Mp3 Clip: Grace Kelly, In From New Zealand For A Recording Session!

GraceKelly Session

Grace Kelly of Wellington New Zealand doing a Nashville Trax recording session, L to Rt: L To Rt: Shawn Conley (engineer), Bill Watson (bass player & session producer), Grace Kelly (guitar, vocals), William Ellis drums, Tom Wild, guitar.

Thirteen year old Grace, is a “busker” (street musician) in her home town of Wellington, New Zealand. She decided to come to Nashville to record her original song “Before And After” and also a cover of Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well”.

Grace never played with other musicians before, let alone session quality players of this caliber. Yet producer Bill Watson said, “Wow, it’s hard to believe such a big voice came out of such a small girl! Grace delivered the goods like a pro. She’s a great songwriter too. Sign this little Kiwi powerhouse to a record deal!”

Grace, who’s goal was simply to gain experience in a big time recording environment is happy, happy, happy! Huge smiles and multiple comments from Grace, “This is so fantastic!” and “I’m speechless!”  ruled the day.

She left for New Zealand Monday with a rough mix of the day’s activities, final mixes are to be delivered to her later this week.

A short clip of Grace singing the Taylor Swift cover:

© 2011 recorded as a demo for demo purposes and posted for demonstrating production values and talent demonstration only.All other uses are a violation of U.S. and International copyright law. This performance  is © 2016.

 

Musician credits:

Grace Kelly: Rhythm Acoustic Guitar, Lead and Harmony Vocals

William Ellis (Montgommery Gentry): Drums

Tom Wild ( Mindy McCreedy, B.J. Thomas): Guitar

Bill Watson (Nashville Trax producer): Bass Guitar

Looking to record in Nashville? You’ll be listening to your project the rest of your life. Why not choose the best: people who not only have the gear and chops you need but also care about making your session a fantastic experience for you in every way?

Take a look at our site:

Nashville Trax Recording Studio or contact us at

nashtrax@bellsouth.net or (backup e-mail) nashtraxstudios@gmail.com

 

 


Country Songs Wanted For Placement In “Nashville” TV Show

Nashville has moved from ABC to CMT and will begin airing this fall.

Ray Hamilton of Merf Music Group, a Nashville based company with Billboard Country #1 hits is seeking songs appropriate for airing in the show.

“Songs must be mid-tempo and sound similar to songs currently receiving airplay on country radio stations. Male or female lead vocal. Must be either about some aspect of a love relationship or must be an “empowering women” song such as Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert might sing.  Masters or demo mixes.”

“Watch at least a couple episodes to get a feel for the show and see what type of material is used.”

**Contact for permission before submitting:

  • 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%.

The move to CMT will be season 5. Wiki for season 4:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_(season_4)

Episodes:

http://abc.go.com/shows/nashville/episode-guide

(We do not receive compensation for any episodes ordered)

Top 5 songs, season 4:

 


Song Publisher In Nashville Accepting Submissions

Listen Again Music (BMI) located in the Nashville TN area is accepting songs from unpublished songwriters. They are currently in a catalog building phase, songs accepted and contracted will be promoted to major label and independent recording projects as well as film and Television. The “open doors” policy is for a limited time.

Interests are Country, Christian, Rock and Pop.

Extra consideration will be given to performers currently playing the song regularly in a live show.

Also, lump sum purchases of royalty streams and/or copyrights are being offered on songs that charted on the Billboard Top 40 and are no longer earning substantial royalties.

Click here for contact information and more complete information.