Update: It’s no longer on the charts but what a feather in the cap of this singing trio.
The single, “Lighthouse” by The Greatest Gift debuted this week (second week of April, 2017) at the #1 spot on The Southern Gospel Times Weekly Top 40 chart.
Congrats to these musicians who played on it:
Drums/Percussion: Jim Riley, William Ellis
All Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Tom Wild
Keyboards: Steve King, Mike Biason
Violins: Jenee Fleenor
Horns: John Heinrick
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
All music tracks on Lighthouse and the album it’s from, “Fishers of Men” were produced and arranged by Bill Watson of Nashville Trax.
The Greatest Gift career is taking off in other ways as well, recently just about sweeping the Christian category at the 2017 national NACMAI competition with multiple #1 awards.
When The Geatest Gift started making independent albums with Nashville Trax a few years they were performing at local churches. Fourty plus Nashville Trax produced songs comprising four albums later, they have a record deal, multiple TV appearances scheduled and will be touring the Southern U.S. starting this fall (of 2017).
Congrats to this fine and dedicated Christian vocal group!
Dan Thompson Single “A Day Without Progress” Produced by Nashville Trax, Distributed By Sony… 28 Weeks on Sirius XM. Give A Listen!Posted: April 9, 2017
Dan Thompson’s followup single, A Day Without Progress” has released to radio and is enjoying lots of radio play… April 3rd, 2017 marking 28 straight weeks on Sirius.
In fact, the Nashville Trax produced Dan Thompson album is finished and Dan signed an agreement that even prior to completion, saw the first single Miles And Miles” released and distributed to 242 territories through Sony.
Miles was actually released midstream, about three months ago, before the full album was finished and even prior to the deal with Sony being finalized. It’s absolutely blew up on radio, receiving over 2,000 spins per week on hundreds of stations in Australia and the U.K. (including on the BBC).
Now “Miles and Miles” is starting to gain traction on radio in Dan’s home country of Canada:
CJFN in Peguis, MB – ADD – “Danny Thompson Band has been added to rotation.”
CFBW in Hanover, ON – ADD – “Danny Thompson Band is now in our system.”
“Miles and Miles is being played on a country radio station in Owen sound. One of my drivers heard it twice Saturday while working on his truck!!!!”
CHMM in Mackenzie, BC – ADD – “Danny’s song is now in full rotation.”
Glad to see our hard work and Dan’s investment in doing quality work is paying off!
And here’s the followup single:
Why? Because Dan’s kids love the way the harmonica sounds like a duck quacking in the intro; they want to hear it over and over. Now there’s a scientifically sound method. Why bother with demographic research and test marketing when you have quacking ducks, lol!
“A Day Without Progress”
Lead Vocals: Dan Thompson
Drums: William Ellis
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
Acoustic and Electric Guitars:
B3 Organ: Steve King
Harmonica: Mike Douchette
Background Vocals: Angela Derrington
Mixing and Mastering engineering:
Bill Watson, Shawn Conley
Written by: Dan Thompson
Arranged and produced by Bill Watson
Okay, there was more to it than a quacking duck! A Day Without Progress is uptempo, has the “bro country” rap portion near the end (bro country is super popular right now). Plus it’s a “pull ’em out of their seats” dance tune.
A Day Without Progress © 2016 by Dan Thompson, posted here for demonstration purposes only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and international copyright law. The songwriter currently retains the right of first release until the projected release to radio April 10th, 2016 after which, requests sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by parties interested in recording* either song; program directors interested in airplay or by producers interested in using the songs in TV/film projects will be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.
*A Compulsory Mechanical License must be filed by parties planning on recording “A Day Without Progress The current royalty rate is 9.1 cents per copy. Advance payment for 1,000 copies ($91 U.S.) must accompany the filing, payable to the music publisher.
Looking for the Nashville Tracks Recording Studio actually located in the Nashville Tennessee area? Here it is!Posted: April 6, 2017
Looking for a recording studio located in the Nashville Tennessee area called Nashville Tracks? Maybe you aren’t spelling it correctly. Try this:
But this link works too:
Yes, That is just one of many instruments we have available at Nashville Trax Tracks online!
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If you are doing a single release or a full album and:
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B) Don’t write songs and don’t want to cover other artists songs, you want your own
We have songs available that may be just what you’re looking for! Unpublished songs with the right of first release still available.
The only charge to you for this would be if you decide to move forward and record a song you’d sign a royalties licensing agreement so the songwriters receive the royalties required by law.
To give it a try simply describe your project, financing and plan and type of music you’re interested in. A link or mp3 of you performing would help greatly.. Our address:
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