The Swansons To Perform With The Nashville Trax A Team LIVE SHOW at Rev-el-ry.

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ATTENTION Singer/Songwriters!! What better way to give your band a career boost than an album, video and show package featuring the same Nashville Trax A Team musicians who played on your album?

You get a stellar album recorded, mixed and mastered, footage of your rehearsal, your first single promoted on social media platforms and all footage from a two camera crew of the show that you can use for promotion for years to come!

A single release and vid starting under $2,000, yes, really! Complete 10 song album/show/video packages start as low as $15,000 and 20 song deluxe packages top out at under $45,000! Payment options are available. Get a quote TODAY: nashtrax@bellsouth.net

Note that the complete Nashville Trax A Team Players are only available to play live on release party shows playing your album of at least 10 songs and subject to the player’s schedules.

Here’s a Nashville Trax A Team rehearsal Tuesday evening, 9-19-17:

And footage from the show on 9-22-17:

 

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The Nashville Trax A Team: The sound of guitar on country radio for the last couple decades, Brent Mason: guitar; Rascal Flatts long time drummer, Jim Riley; Steve King (Keith Urban) keys; Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson, bass guitar and band leader; Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton & The Voice) fiddle and mandolin; Steel guitar legend Mike Doucheete, all backing the highly entertaining, high octane Joe and Angie Finley of The Swansons!

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Joe and Angie: The Swansons

The Swansons have achieved considerable notoriety in the Los Angeles area. They have pop/rock albums out, winning awards and have built a large fan base. But after starting their latest recording project they felt the urge to “go country”.  They wanted a country album and wanted to do it in the Nashville area. After careful research, they decided Bill Watson of Nashville Trax was the best choice to produce them.

The album was started about six months ago and 18 songs have been cut.

This is their first country live performance, announcing their turn toward country music and releasing their new music to the public. Some of the musicians who will back them on the show:

Nashville Session Guitar Player, Brent Mason at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

Nashville Session Guitar Player, Brent Mason at Nashville Trax Recording Studio

 

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Jenee Fleenor, fiddle, mandolin, vocals

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Band leader, Bill Watson, and his ’78 Fender Precision Bass Guitar

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Jim Riley Playing the studio drum track to The Swansons song, Getting Ready 5-16-17

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Jim Riley Cymbal swells

Footage clip from the show, 9-22-17:

Valentine © 2017 Joe Finley of The Swansons, published by Listen Again Music (BMI).

 


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

 


Uptempo Christian Sample Just Posted: Threshold of Love

This uptempo Christian song, part of a multi-song project for this client, has Country, Southern Gospel and R & B influences.

Hot off the press, so to speak, here’s Michael O’ Rourke’s Threshold of Love:

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Drums and Percussion: Jim Riley
Fiddle: Jenee Fleenor
Guitars: Shawn Conley, Bill Watson,
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
Keyboards: Bill Watson
Hand claps: Angela Derrington, Shawn Conley
Singers: A. J. Thacker and Angela Derrington
Tracking engineering: Shawn Conley, Bill Watson
Arranged produced and mixed by Bill Watson

Threshold of Love is ©  2016 Michael D. Rourke, posted by permission. 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.

If you have a song you’d like to have a similar sound, please reference this URL in your inquiry to piademos@bellsouth.net


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.


Bill Watson Produces Three Vocal Tracks at Red Alert Recording Studio in Gallatin, Tn, Shawn Conley Engineering

This past week, Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson, carrying a portable hard drive loaded with tracks for three songs he arranged and tracked at Nashville Trax, uploaded them into a Pro Tools rig at Red Alert Studios in Gallatin Tn, part of a collaborative effort between Watson and engineer Shawn Conley.

Once the tracks were prepped Watson and Conley teamed up to record, engineer and produce singer Dan Thompson as he sang vocals for his new album which is projected to receive airplay in Canada.

Although Dan was well rehearsed and had the songs he’d penned “down pat” each song took a little over an hour to record with multiple takes and phrase-by-phrase instruction on timing and pitch.

Singer Songwriter Dan Thompson of Canada sings his vocal on music tracks produced at Nashville Trax Recording Studios.

Singer Songwriter Dan Thompson of Canada sings his vocal on music tracks produced at Nashville Trax Recording Studios.

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Here’s a clip of one song done at the session titled “Our Love”

Our Love is © 2015 Dan Thompson. Produced by Bill Watson for Nashville Trax.
Engineers: Bill Watson, Shawn Conley, Vocals: Dan Thompson. Musicians: Jim Riley (of Rascal Flatts) drums; Tom Wild (of B.J. Thomas’ band) rhythm and lead guitars; Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton) fiddle, Mike Douchette (steel guitar); Bill Watson, bass guitar; Ron Fairchild (Oak Ridge Boys) Piano.


“Help Me Jesus One More Time” Mix Finished!

Here’s a clip of songwriter David Greer’s first demo with us, finished today.

Based on David’s guitar/vocal rough, we produced two versions, one with  Ray, a baritone, singing lead and harmony and a Bob Dylan style harmonica played by Mike Douchette. as the main lead instrument that I thought turned out great, well enough that David’s father thought it was the best song recording he’d ever heard.

But David wanted to hear it with a higher pitched vocal and fiddle instead of harp so this posted version features our singer, Jason. We’ll pick it up coming into the pre-chorus section:

Blake Sheton’s fiddle player, Jenee Fleenor plays both fiddle and mandolin. Other musicians include William Ellis of Montgommery Gentry on drums, Nashville Trax producer Bill Watson on bass guitar, Ron Fairchild of The Oaks on piano and Tom Wellenbacher on guitar who’s played with everyone from B.J. Thomas to Mindy McCreedy, .

“Jesus Help Me One More Time” is © 2015 David Greer. Bill Watson, producer.


The Man In The Distance Mix Finished!

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Play It Again Demos Music Producer, Bill Watson

Jenee finally returned from Los Angeles where she’s been “working” on The Voice (getting pampered/living it up on the production company’s dime, LOL) long enough to get some real work done: utilizing her amazing talents to get a few fiddle, mandolin and vocal tracks locked down. One was the final track needed to mix this awesome little ballad, Man In The Distance, written by songwriter Kevin Wood:

Here’s a clip of the client “Before” Version starting in verse two:

Our “after” Version, same spot:

Kevin did a great job laying out his vision. A lot of changes were made though, there was some superfluous stuff. And the song clocked in at about 5 minutes, way too long in a world where “radio friendly” is about 2 to 3 minutes.

“The “howling wolves” vocal sounds Kevin had were interesting but were deleted in the charting phase. Several bars of music that served no purpose were axed. Also, Kevin put a tag on every chorus which wasn’t appropriate (a “tag” is when you repeat the last line of a section, usually verbatim. in this case with different words but it still made the whole chorus feel too lengthy) I kept only the final tag.

A little tightening, and there you have it, a song I think has a great chance of garnering a publishing contract!

Which version would you take to the pitching table?

After hearing the mix, Kevin said, “Wow — Nice!! You guys did a great job, and you are very skilled at what you do, brother!”

Man In The Distance is © 2014 Kevin Wood, posted by permission.

If you’re interested in recording this song, using it in a commercial application or singing it in a performing situation please let us know and we’ll forward your request to the songwriter and/or the music publisher.


Female Country Singer Tracks Online Delivered Over The Internet

Country and bluegrass singer Jennifer

Country and bluegrass singer Jennifer

Click here to order your female country singer vocal track online NOW!

Need a female country singer over the Internet to sing your song and deliver it online so it will automatically lock up with your self-produced project?

It happens here! That’s what the Nashville Trax Vocal Tracks Online service is about!

Is Kassie the online female demo singer you need?

Is Kassie the online female demo singer you need?

Would Jenee Fleenor work for your tune?

Would Jenee Fleenor work for your tune?

Simply choose your singer, send us your rough mp3 so we can set the best key for your singer, record your tracks and send us a quick mp3 mix. You’ll get back a .wav file containing a great vocal track that will upload and lock right up, guaranteed!


Great Day of Tracks Online Work At Nashville Recording Studios


Our fiddle player, Jenee Fleenor solos at a Martina McBride concert. Jenee is available through Fiddle Tracks Online to play on your song, just one of the many world class players on our roster!

A great day of work for our new service, Tracks Online, which offers self-producers high quality instrument tracks over the Internet.

First a 10 a.m. at Nashville Trax Recording Studio to record four tracks of Mike Duchette Steel Guitar Tracks Online and two tracks of harmonica.

Then it was off to our Pro Tools HD sister studio in Hendersonville, TN to produce seven tracks of piano and strings played by The Oak Ridge Boys long time band member, Sir Ronald Fairchild, for our Piano Tracks Online service on a project for a client in Quebec, Canada.

Just in time too, Ron had to catch the band bus to the airport at 4 a.m. for a flight to play at an Oaks performance in Puerto Rico. Five star hotels, a one day paid layover to do some sightseeing, catered food, all to do a one hour show…hey it’s a tough life but somebody has to live it!

Finally, caught up!

Until returning to the studio where a Banjo Tracks Online order had just been confirmed via e-mail. The client’s mp3 will arrive in a few hours. Love it!- b.e.

Need an instrument track? Saxophone? Harmonica? Dobro? Mandolin? Nashville music producer Bill Watson will choose the perfect session player to add to your mp3 mix and send it back as a high quality .wav file that will lock up perfectly for your mix and give you exactly what you need to make an impressive, spectacular song demo or master!


Tracks For Your Project Cut In A Nashville Recording Studio? It CAN happen!

Why NOT have Blake Shelton's fiddle player and session quality musician Jennee Fleenor on YOUR project?

Why NOT have Blake Shelton’s fiddle player, session quality musician, Jennee Fleenor on YOUR project?

Nashville Trax Recording Studio announces its Tracks Online service allowing self-producers to add session quality instrument tracks recorded on quality equipment in a Nashville recording studio to their projects:

2-15-2014

For Immediate Release

Many musicians throughout the world produce projects on home equipment as well as at local recording studios. The problem? There are only a few handfuls of session quality musicians in the world and the majority live and work in Nashville, TN. It’s known worldwide as Music City for a reason.

Often, a producer outside Nashville needs a specific instrument track and soon discovers that many great live players simply don’t have the impeccable timing and skills required to play at session quality.

Even if they can access Nashville players, how do they know which ones are really able to deliver the tracks they need before investing? Are they really session quality players? Will they record the part at their home using inferior home grade equipment? Digital is digital but commercial quality preamps and condenser microphones are not part of most home setups.

Enter Nashville Trax Recording Studio Tracks Online Service which solves the problem with low cost individual tracks by proven musicians delivered over the Internet.

Basic rhythm tracks like drums, bass guitar, piano, keyboards and guitar can be ordered or even mixed and matched to track together, all recorded on quality gear with an experienced producer/tracking engineer overseeing the process.

Other instruments like saxophone, mandolin, fiddle, steel guitar, even vocals and more are also on the menu.

A fringe benefit of the service is that most of the players available have credits you can use to help promote your project via a press release, on your website, etc.

Bill Watson, owner of Nashville Trax Recording Studio reports some early success, “I think we’ve tapped into a real need with Tracks Online. Within the last 24 hours we’ve received confirmed orders for a banjo track, two steel guitar tracks, and a harmonica track. We hope to have continued success and increased volume because obviously, at the price point we’ve set, there’s a very low profit margin per track.”

For more information as well as a sample of the work available visit Fiddle Tracks Online.


Session Alert!

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Three special recording/mixing session dates are coming up Nov. 26th, 2013 plus Dec. 3rd and Dec. 4th featuring some musicians who are regular members of Billboard charting country artist’s bands. Tracking and overdubs are on tap the first two days, mixing the last.

Jenee Fleenor, the backup singer and fiddle player who plays for hit recording artist Blake Shelton has confirmed. Blake Shelton’s Mine Would Be You is currently the #2 song on the Country Billboard charts.

Jenee also plays regularly for Martina McBride.

William Ellis, drummer for Montgomery Gentry will also be on board. We’ll also be recording bass guitar and guitar.

If you’d like to get a song or two in on this event, or even attend the session to watch your song get tracked and meet the musicians, simply e-mail nashtrax@bellsouth.net and let us know how many songs you want to include. We’ll promptly reply with the cost. 25% down will secure your slot but all remaining fees must be paid in full, in cash, by first downbeat. There’s room, we’ll work all night if necessary.

Update 11-26-13. 6:00 p.m. We tracked multiple songs today starting at 10 a.m. after which every part was backed up to additional hard drives (we do 1 backup as we record). Long day but the tracks sound great so far, we’re looking forward to the next session!


Now Tracking : Two Demos For A Client In England

Two songs in today from “across the pond.”

Both are by a working musician from England named Charlie Kelland. “Santa Fe” is an uptempo country tune that’s getting the full band demo treatment. The original rough sounds like a song playing in a 1960’s western movie so it needs updated. “Forever”is a piano/vocal/hand drum demo featuring a lot of soulful background vocals.

We just logged them in this morning so it will be a little while but I’ll post a finished demo of SF if Charlie allows.

Update 12-12-13 Here’s Santa Fe produced in a modern country style with both fiddle and lead vocal by Jenee Fleenor who plays for country recording artist Blake Shelton:

Santa Fe © 2013 Charles Kelland is posted by permission. All rights Reserved. Unauthorized use is a violation of U.S. and International copyright law.

Pro demos make everyone- friends, family, artists, record company A & R and music publishers- take notice. Have 3 or 4 pro demos to peddle and they’ll brand you as a pro-level songwriter every time you pitch them.

We would be thrilled to do that for you, simply drop an e-mail with your rough mp3 or mp4 attached to: nashtrax@bellsouth.net with the details of what you want and request a quote.