Nashville Trax Adds Video Production for Artist and Singles Promotion

Do you need video production for your song?

As their new video page states:

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 the Nashville Trax 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.

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

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 D & D Films created video does:

 

 


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.


Accordian Tracks For Your Recording Project Online!

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Yes, That is just one of many instruments we have available at Nashville Trax Tracks online!

Need Accordion on YOUR project? Click Here!


Thanks so much to you and Aaron for the awesome Banjo track!

Hey Bill!! I just want to say thanks so much to you and Aaron for the awesome Banjo track, it sounds great the mix, exactly what I was after.

I think this will be my third order now with Nashville Trax and I’m sure there will be many more to come in the future. You guys are fantastic!! Thanks again!! Kind regards, Louise D’Arby (Australia)

Need Banjo? Click Here!


Banjo Track Excites Producer Client!

“Hey Bill!!

I just want to say thanks so much to you and Aaron for the awesome Banjo track, it sounds great the mix, exactly what I was after.  I think this will be my third order now with Nashville Trax and I’m sure there will be many more to come in the future.  You guys are fantastic!!

Thanks again!!”

Kind regards,

Louise Darcy

 

Louise hails from Australia. Instead of her coming to Nashville, we provide her with professionally produced banjo tracks online that drop seamlessly into her mix, usually within 1-3 days, sometimes just a few hours!

Need a banjo part? Here you go:

http://www.nashvilletraxrecordingstudio.com/banjo-tracks-online

Need drums. bass. piano, organ, synth, sax, harmonica, mandolin, fiddle or something else? Inquire here:

nashtrax@bellsouth.net


Welcome! To The Play It Again Demos and Nashville Trax Blog

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Welcome to the Nashville Songwriter’s Blog sponsored by the song demo service, Play It Again Demos, the recording studio, Nashville Trax and the song marketing service, Song Rocket.

Nashville Trax have been in business producing demos, master recordings and instrument tracks for songwriters and producers since 1991.

This blog contains numerous posts about songwriting technique,. music theory, artists seeking songs, song publishers seeking songs and more!

E-mail us at nashtrax@bellsouth.net or at piademos@bellsouth.net to inquire about:

  • Having a demo, master quality single or album produced
  • Adding instrument tracks played by Nashville session musicians to your self-produced project.
  • Live stage performance tracks made of a cover song or original

Samples of our work are posted below .

Studio News:

Fisher’s of Men CD makes 2016 Grammy ballot

Dan Thompson’s single, “A Good Day for Progress” distributed by Sony drops to radio

Camille Rae’s single, But I Want You, on CMT

Here are some MP3 samples of our song demo work. We produce Country, Christian, Blues, Americana, Bluegrass, Pop, Rock.. you name it.

Here are indie and major label song pitch opportunities

Not computer savvy? No time? No connections? You’d rather focus on song writing than on song promo? Here’s how we can promote your song for you. What a great time to be a songwriter!

Play It Again Demos is a service for songwriters who need high quality demos and CDs made of their work using Nashville session quality musicians and singers.

Nashville Trax is a project recording studio for singers and songwriters who either live in the area or wish to come to the Nashville area from other locations to record. Nashville may be known for country and bluegrass but these guys can play anything.

If you haven’t had much success with your music in the past using other studios and producers, hop on board and hold on. Things are about to change!

This blog is about songwriting, producing, recording and life. If we think it will help you out in some way, we post it. It’s free of charge and access is unrestricted, stop by anytime. Subscribe if you like, that’s free too.

Enjoy!


Female Singers for Hire @ Nashville Trax

Female singers for hire can be found at Nashville Trax Vocals Online!

The singer IS the song! We have some of the very best available who not only will deliver your song authentically but also charge reasonable rates you can afford. Click here for samples, photos and rates.

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Custom Performance Tracks

Need a custom made production of a cover tune in your key so you can perform the song live at an upcoming event?

Or maybe one of your original songs?

And do you need that at a reasonable price?

It’s easy!

And yes, you can get anything from an extremely inexpensive acoustic guitar or piano track, all the way up to a full production.

Just click this link:

Custom Performance Tracks


Male or Female Singers Available For Your Recording Project!

If you wrote a song recently and are in the process of recording or already have, one thing is probably crystal clear at this point:

The singer IS the song!

If you:

  • Don’t have a quality singer available for your song
  • Are in the recording process and the singer you chose isn’t working out
  • Attempted to sing your song yourself but know you aren’t the best choice
  • Have already finished your mix a while ago and now fresh ears are screaming, “This song deserves a better singer!”

We can help!

While it’s best to approach us at nashtrax@bellsouth.net BEFORE you cut the first rhythm track so you can select the singer you want and let them select the key they prefer to sing your song in, all may not be lost if you didn’t.

Several of our singers have a range so wide they can fit into just about any key. The price range is very reasonable as well. Demo rate is anywhere from $100 to $375 per song, depending on which singer you choose and that INCLUDES studio time, the singer and the producer/engineer!

You get a .wav file in any format you need (default is 24/48) that will drop right into Pro Tools, Cubase or any other popular recording format and lock up to your project automatically.

So let’s get to work solving your problem:

What do you need?

A male singer for my song

Brandon

Maybe Brandon would be a good choice?

A female singer for my song

Nashville Tracks singer Jenifer

Why not have our Nashville session singer Jennifer sing your song?


Looking for a Bluegrass Recording Studio for your Single or Album?

“I’ve been listening to this track over this past weekend and I’ve got to say you nailed it again my friend. You captured exactly what I had in mind. Recording quality is superb, as always, and the session musicians are truly amazing. They are simply the very best! I am so proud to have them on this recording and all the others that we have done together. This song will be a great way to introduce Mike Anderson and The Mountainview Ramblers to radio.”

In 2016 we produced Mike’s first album which had one song that hit the top ten on the bluegrass charts. This is his first single with The Mountainview Ramblers.

We can do fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro and more!

Contact nashtrax@bellsouth.net for more info. and a quote on your bluegrass project.

 


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

 

 


The Jailbirds from Germany in to record yesterday!

Father and son duo, The Jailbirds, flew in from Germany to record 5 songs yesterday for their upcoming album.

Dirk played guitars, bass and percussion while his father, Walther, sang and occasionally added rhythm guitar. Great guys, good players, Walther sings great and somewhat surprisingly, they speak English very well.

What a fun session!. Tracking is complete, the project is ready to mix.

Other upcoming recording sessions with clients coming from overseas include clients from New Zealand (May 1st) and Australia (June 8th).

 

 

Hi Bill,

  Feel free to post the mixes on the website.  They really sound great, thanks again to both Shawn and you.

  Best regards from Berlin,

  Walther & Dirk

Looking to record a project in the Nashville, TN area? We can book your session, hire any needed Nashville based session musicians, help you arrange hotel accommodations, choose the proper facilities for recording, mixing and mastering each aspect of your project and more. Contact us at e-mail: nashtrax@bellsouth.net