Nashville Trax’ Jenee Fleenor on fiddle helps drive Jon Pardi’s “Dirt On My Boots” to Billboard #1!

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Jenee Fleenor (at Nashville Trax)

“Dirt On My Boots,” has achieved Billboard Country Airplay #1 status, three weeks straight! The recording, which starts of with a lick by Jenee Fleenor on fiddle and features her playing throughout, has earned RIAA Gold certification recognizing sales and streaming topping 500,000.

Jenee will play on your project

 


Song Written in Memory of Mark Gray Garners Interest from Fellow Exile Member, Sonny Lamire

Just in RE: “Camo Cap” which Nashville Trax client, Bobby Layton, wrote about his friend Mark Gray who wrote many hits and most of the Exile catalog. Mark recently passed away.

” Piano version was exactly how I heard Camo, Tops on Jason singing. Piano player made song. Entire Production Awesome!! Sonny Lamire of Exile wants to hear it.”

Steve King: piano

Jim Riley: drums,

Jason Eustice: vocals

Bill Watson: acoustic guitar. bass guitar

Produced, engineered and mixed by Bill Watson who says, “I heard this song very sparse and gave Bobby a full mix plus a simple piano/bass guitar/vocal version.
I never met Mark but I probably have a client for life in Bobby, because just before his death, Mark Gray heard a song I produced for Bobby and said that of all the songs Bobby had done in Nashville, it was the best and that Bill Watson is the guy he should stick with.

High praise from high places and very, very cool to get affirmation I’m doing something right from one of Nashville’s upper echelon songwriters.”

A pic Bobby sent of Mark Gray (middle) with Exile shortly before his death, wearing his beloved “Camo Cap”:

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Nashville Trax Song Production Receives Kudos From Client!

Client Feedback just in:

“Can Love Hear Me makes me feel like love is possible! You, your team and Abigail really pulled off a GREAT (!!!) production. Abigail’s voice makes me believe she is hoping for love, with the promise it will happen. Listening over these next few days and week or so will be like unpacking a gift package of sound.”- Mike Rourke, Schenectady, NY

Musicians on “Can Love”:

Tom Wild: all guitars including incredible gut string work, David Northrup added live drums to the loop Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson, used to start it, which stayed in the production. Abigail Dempsey: Lead and harmony vocals. Bill Watson played bass guitar, produced, mixed. All the above had a hand in arrangement on this one.


The Nashville Trax A Team

Welcome to Nashville Trax! Yes, we are located in the Nashville, Tennessee area and we are the home base of the incredible Nashville Trax A Team detailed below.

Scroll down this samples page and you’ll find numerous samples of work we did for many different clients.

We produce Country, Contemporary Christian, Bluegrass, Folktronica, Southern Gospel, Americana, Rock, Blues, Hip Hop and Pop music!

Whether you need a demo of your song, a master, a performance track, a session quality instrument track added to a project you are producing, mastering of your mix, or even an entire album produced, the Nashville Trax A team, featuring our best players, is available at a price lower than you might think.

Read what one of our current clients e-mailed to Nashville Trax’ music producer (B. E. Watson):

“These tracks are smokin’ hot, Bill!!! This album is going to ROCK country style!!! Thanks man!!!! Wow!!!!!!” -Joe Finley, front man for The Swansons, regarding the tracks posted below.

And from client Mike Martin of the Sacramento, California area:

“Hi Bill, I have been playing my CD with the four songs you recorded for me and everyone is amazed at the quality of recording as well as the musicianship. You make records and even demos that are radio ready in my opinion and I just wanted to say thank you for all your work.”

The Swanson’s album, Country This, produced by Bill Watson right here at Nashville Trax won The Producer’s Choice Awards “Best Country Album” in April of 2018. The Swansons are cutting their second album here, which will be available for sale in early 2019, then starting album # 3 here.

Here’s our A team- we call them The Hitmakers- on a music-only track intended for the Swansons’ album:

Something’s Better © 2017 Joe Finley, published by Listen Again Music (BMI):

Drums: Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson (Nashville Trax producer)
Acoustic and Electric Guitars: 10 times Music Row Guitar Player of the Year, Brent Mason
Harmonica: Mike Douchette (Tammy Wynette, George Jones, ZZ Top)
Mandolin: Jenee Fleenor(NBC’s The Voice fiddlist/Blake Shelton’s fiddlist.
Banjo: Aaron McDaris (with the #1 award winning bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent)

Engineered, Arranged, Produced and Mixed by Bill Watson

The Swansons, who perform live shows and do have their own band, have also started playing selected live shows here in Nashville and other locations with The Nashville Trax A Team, such as the 2018 Producer’s Choice Awards show in Las Vegas with The Swansons, Brent Mason on guitar, Jenee Fleenor on fiddle, Bill Watson on bass guitar and Jim Riley on drums.

Would you like a quote on your project using these musicians?

Contact:

nashtrax@bellsouth.net Att: B.E. Watson, A Team quote.

Here’s the first single, releasing to radio in 2018: “Valentine” with Joe and Angie singing lead; Bill “B.E.” Watson on bass guitar; Jenee Fleenor fiddle; Brent Mason, guitars, Jim Riley, drums; Steve King, keys, Jamie and Jim Riley, background vocals:

The Nashville Trax A Team is comprised of session veterans such as Jenee Fleenor, who plays fiddle and mandolin for major label country artist, Blake Shelton.

She was also the fiddle player on John Pardi’s 2016 Billboard #1 country hit “Head Over Boots” as well as the fiddle player on the #1 followup song by Jon Pardi that was certified gold for sales and streaming of 500,000 copies “”Dirt On My Boots” which features Jenee’s playing throughout.

She is the 2016 CMA Touring Musician of the Year as well as the fiddle player for the popular television show, The Voice.

In fact, Jenee turned down Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler’s offer to tour with him (to support his country album) but she is doing selected Steven Tyler dates…and guess what? Hire us and she’ll definitely play on your project!

The Swansons:

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And here’s a quick rough mix of a three piece rockabilly jam with Brent Mason on guitar, Jim Riley drums and Bill Watson on bass guitar. More instrument parts have since been added; be sure to pick up a copy of The Swanson’s album (produced by Nashville Trax, intended for release November/December 2017) to hear the full mix:

Same song, same rhythm, track, but with Jenee, Mike, Joe and Angie Finley and other members of the A team on board, and EQ and effects applied to the tracks:

Here is our A Team playing that same song with The Swansons on their Nashville live debut/CD release party, 9-22-17:

The foundation rhythm section players: Jim Riley, Drums; Bill “B.E.” Watson, Bass Guitar; Brent Mason, Rhythm & Lead Guitars:

Some of the other A team tracking and overdub players we use:

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One of the best memories of my entire life!! Thanks to you and your crew of  ‘Hitmakers’ Bill Watson!! Thanks again!” – Songwriter Joe Finley of The Swansons.

Would you like a quote on your project?

Contact:

nashtrax@bellsouth.net Att: B.E. Watson, A Team quote.

Something’s Better, Valentine and I Need Your Love are all © 2017 Joe Finley, published by Listen Again Music (BMI). Posted for demonstration of production values only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and International copyright law.


Christian Group, Dads and Daughters, Adds Sponsors, Website And Records 1st Single

The Nashville based Christian group, Dads and Daughters, has added Nashville Trax and Play It Again Demos to their growing list of sponsors.

Nashville Trax is providing free studio time and free space for the band’s web page:

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Play It Again Demos is providing free management for the group.

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Look for their first single to be released in September of 2017.

While they do receive free studio time to record this Dads and Daughters original song, they are donating 100% of all profits from the single to Christian charity. Yet they must pay for the studio musician fees and CD manufacturing costs. Therefore donations at their website noted above are welcome.


Nashville Music Producer Receives Praise For Work On Indie Country Album

High praise from The Swanson’s, a band from the Los Angeles area Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson, is producing a country album for, Regarding the first song’s final for-radio mix of their project.

“Getting Ready sounds great, Bill! I don’t know what else to say other than praise God!!! Extraordinary!!”- Joe Finley

The Swansons

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Angie of The Swansons with Nashville Trax producer Bill Watson


Steel Guitar Tracks Online Service Praised!

In this morning from client Louise D’arcy who hails from Australia: “Just listened to the Steel Guitar track…sounds beautiful, I especially love the high accents sprinkled throughout. Please thank the musician that played on my track (ed. note: it was Mr. Mike!) and thank you for always being so wonderful to deal with. I have purchased several times through Nashville Trax and you never fail to deliver the highest quality.”

Need a steel track? Here are samples and payment information.

Our long time pedal steel guitar player: Mr. Mike!

 

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Video Production for Artist and Singles Promotion

Do you need video production for your song?

Video can be extremely effective at building a fan base, creating revenue streams and whetting the appetite of your fan base for upcoming products. As this video does:

Meet Dads And Daughters

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We live in a video world! The best way to promote your band, your song or you as an artist, is on video!

But if you lack the time or skill set to produce your own, contact Our Video Team

For a very affordable price they can create the video you need to succeed and even post it on social media for you.

Here’s the video of the actual song Dads and Daughters Know

Interested? Get details at the link above or text indicating your interest in having a video produced, call 615-319-8616.