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

 


The Nashville Trax A Team

Welcome to Nashville Trax with an X, not to be confused with the other studio, same name, spelled differently. We are actually located in Nashville! Home of the incrdible Nashville Trax A Team, we are a Christian recording studio focusing on Christian, Country, Rock, Blues and Pop music! Most of our clients, and all of our employees are Christian.

“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 that are radio ready in my opinion and I just wanted to say thank you for all your work.”

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, 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.

These are 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 recently, but she is doing selected Steven Tyler dates…and guess what? Hire us and she’ll definitely play on your project!

Here’s our A team- we call them The Hitmakers- on a music-only track intended for an album we’re currently producing for the Producer’s Choice Awards winner of “The Best Live Band in Los Angeles” award, The Swansons. Their vocals will be added later. But it could just as easily be a demo or a track to use for live performance:

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
Banjo: Aaron McDaris (Rhonda Vincent)
Tracking engineering:
Bill Watson
Mixing engineering:
Bill Watson
Arranged and Produced by Bill Watson

Coming to Nashville in June to do vocals on the songs posted here and fifteen others that will comprise their first country album, all cut here at Nashville Trax featuring our A Team musicians, Joe and Angie (center) of The Los Angeles based band, The Swansons:

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“Best Live Band in Los Angeles, 2017”

Their album, produced by Bill Watson:

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Check out the single “Valentine” with Joe and Angie singing lead; Watson on bass guitar; Jenee Fleenor fiddle; Brent Mason, guitars, Jim Riley, drums; Steve King, keys, Jamie and Jim Riley, background vocals:

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 using these musicians?

Contact:

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

All samples above are “music tracked and ready for vocals to be added” quick mixes or full mixes for songs from the upcoming album by The Swansons to be released in late fall 2017. They are posted here for demonstration purposes only. Any other use without written consent of the publisher is a violation of U.S. and International copyright law and is forbidden.

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.


Posing With The Usual Suspects

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Nashville Trax producer Bill Watson, apprehends two of our usual suspects: ten times Music Row guitarist of the year, Brent Mason, and fiddlist Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton, Terri Clark, Martina McBride, The Voice).

Both A-list players were fully armed at the time, Brent with a Les Paul featuring the ability to switch the humbucker pickups to TheUsualSuspectssplit coil, Jenee with her trusty fiddle.

Unfortunately both slipped through his hands and are once again on the loose. If spotted please call local law enforcement.


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

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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

 

 


Nashville Session Guitarist, Brent Mason, Is Now Available To Play On Your Song!

Nashville Session Guitar Player, Brent Mason at Nashville Trax Recording Studio. Known for his Telecaster work, for this song he's playing a Gibson Les Paul.

Nashville Session Guitar Player, Brent Mason at Nashville Trax Recording Studio. Known worldwide for his Fender Telecaster work, for this song he’s playing a Gibson Les Paul.

Brent Mason has been featured on over 1,000 major label albums and hundreds of Billboard #1 hits; on commercials for Dodge, Ford, Wrangler Jeans, Whirlpool, Revlon, Geico, the opening to NFL Monday Night Football and tons more. Also on movie and TV soundtracks: Friends, Becker, King of the Hill, The Dukes of Hazzard, A Few Good Men, The Horse Whisperer, Home Alone, Home Alone II to name a few.

And he’s now available to play on your song!

Known for lightning fast chicken picking style guitar like he played on Alan Jackson’s song “Chatahoochee,” and dozens of other hits, Brent can play anything. He has a Best Country Instrumental Performance Grammy and is a 12-time winner of the ACM Guitarist of the Year Award.

Brent has been added to the Nashville Trax roster and is available for songs we produce from scratch as well as songs you’re self-producing and need to add only his guitar skills to your work.

A small premium charge will apply.

 

For more information contact us at nashtrax@bellsouth.net

 

According to Guitar World Magazine, Brent is the #8 session guitarist of all time across all genres. And he'll play on your song!

According to Guitar World Magazine, Brent is the #8 session guitarist of all time across all genres. Wouldn’t it be great to list him as a credit on your song?


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.

 


Rascal Flatts Drummer, Jim Riley, Plays On A “Record Your Album Over The Internet” Project

If you are considering doing a three song demo, an EP or a full album, need session quality players yet wish to sing, here’s your solution!

Pictured below is drummer Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts, overdubbing percussion yesterday on a power ballad. The song, “Change Your Life” is song number seven of an album done completely over the Internet.

“So far we are absolutely THRILLED with the work Nashville Trax has done on our album!” says the client we came to know as “Wayne from Main” who records and performs under the group name, The Greatest Gift.

The songwriter and singer, Wayne, uses a local piano player to record a rough at a local studio and sends us (Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson) an mp3. Watson determines the arrangement, writes charts for the musicians, then hires session quality musicians such as Jim Riley, to record the song in Wayne’s key. The finished tracks are uploaded and delivered to the studio Wayne is using in Main. He then goes in and records his vocal.

At that point the mix can be done at the local studio or the vocal file can be sent back for mixing here at Nashville Trax.

Better yet, the cost is only about $600 per song for charting, arranging and recording the raw instrument tracks on the Nashville Trax end so an 4 song EP can be done for under $2,500, excluding vocals and mixing. Payments of about $300 each are due as the project unfolds and completed songs are delivered.

The price, of course, varies according to song complexity and instrumentation required.

Rascal Flatts' drummer, Jim Riley, overdubs a tamborine part for the Wayne from Main project at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Rascal Flatts’ drummer, Jim Riley, overdubs a tamborine part for the Wayne from Main project at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Rascal Flatts' drummer, Jim Riley, overdubs cymbal swells at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Rascal Flatts’ drummer, Jim Riley, overdubs cymbal swells at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Rascal Flatts' drummer Jim Riley overdubs shaker at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Rascal Flatts’ drummer Jim Riley overdubs shaker at Nashville Trax Recording Studio


Rascal Flatts Drummer Jim Riley Added to Nashville Trax Roster

Rascal Flatts Drummer Jim Riley on the cover of Modern Drummer.

Rascal Flatts Drummer Jim Riley on the cover of Modern Drummer.

One of the top drummers in the world, long time member of Rascal Flatts band, Jim Riley, has been added to the roster of drummers available from Nashville Trax. Jim’s residence and drum dojo are just six minute’s drive from the Nashville Trax studio. Congrats to Jim for landing the coveted spot on the cover of Modern Drummer magazine!

Rascal Flatts drummer, Jim Riley, at Nashville Trax on the house kit.

Rascal Flatts drummer, Jim Riley, at Nashville Trax on the house kit.


David Northrup (Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt) In to Track Songs 4 and 5 of Over-the-Internet Album

David Northrup (Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt) on the NashVille Trax drum kit.

David Northrup (Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt) on the NashVille Trax drum kit.

David Northrup was in for tracking today on songs 4 and 5 of a Christian album Nashville Trax was hired to provide music for.

Wayne, the songwriter/singer, a.k.a. “Wayne from Main” who performs in a trio format under the name ‘The Greatest Gift. has been sending roughs of his scratch vocal and piano to Nashville Trax for Bill Watson, the producer on the project, to arrange and add instruments to, with Wayne doing his keeper vocals at a studio in Maine.

So far so good. Wayne was unhappy with his first efforts that floundered at a couple of other Nashville studios he tried prior to discovering Nashville Trax but he’s thrilled with the now completed songs 1 through 3 and is moving ahead with the entire project here.

Mr. Watson is ensuring the album doesn’t sound “cookie cutter” by using different arrangements, players and instruments. Next up on drums is highly acclaimed Jim Riley of Rascal Flatts on song 6 of the album. Jim’s picture was on the cover of Modern Drummer magazine this past month. As drummers go, it doesn’t get any bigger than that.


Dobro Tracks Online is our Over-The-Internet Service, Add Dobro to YOUR project!

Nashville Trax announces:

Dobro Tracks Online

It’s easy!

It’s affordable!

Add a Nashville session quality dobro track to your project!


Nashville Piano and Keyboard player, Steve King, added to our Piano Tracks Online service: Piano, B3 Organ, Strings, Synthesizer Available

Nashville area session piano player, Steve King, has been doing tracking sessions for us since 2006 but has now been added to our Piano Tracks Online service.

Steve is called on regularly for Hammond B3 Organ, Strings and synthesizer sounds also and will do those for Tracks Online clients.

Steve, formerly with Keith Urban is highly skilled at country, rock, blues, jazz… basically any style of music and is one of the most in-demand session players in Nashville. We are thrilled to have Steve King on the Nashville Trax roster.


Brittany Lane Baptiste in Nashville Trax Today Recording Vocals

Brittany Baptiste recording today at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Brittany Baptiste recording today at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

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