Our client, Grace (from N. Zealand) scores BIG with “San Jose” produced at Nashville Trax. The city’s NEW theme song!Posted: June 13, 2019
Recording here at Nashville Trax was a great choice that may parlay into a record deal for this 16-year-old dynamo.
The third time recording here was the charm that landed Grace possible lifetime royalties from the use of her song by the San Jose Tourism Team, a show with Blake Shelton and has a major rap producer wanting the stems from her song for a rap remix!
The City of San Jose Tourism Bureau has officially replaced their song used for the last 43 years, Dionne Warwick’s “Do You Know The Way To San Jose” with Grace’s San Jose as the official song to promote the city. San Jose was produced, mixed and mastered here at Nashville Trax, and is the track used in the City of San Jose’s vids posted here.
San Jose credits:
Drums: Jim Riley (of Rascal Flatts)
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson (Nashville Trax producer)
Guitars: Tom Wild (B.J. Thomas, Mindy McCreedy, Brenda Lee0
Fiddle/Mandolin: Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton, Steven Tyler, The Voice,
Keyboards: Steve King (Keith Urban)
Vocals: Grace Kelly (songwriter)
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Bill Watson for Nashville Trax.
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Grace has been tapped to open for country star Blake Shelton when Blake plays in San Jose on Sept. 13th.
A major rap artist has requested the San Jose stems for a rap remix.
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The Danny Thompson Band single, Miles and Miles (distributed by Sony) which was recorded here, has given Nashville Trax unexpected exposure overseas.
Airplay in the U.K., Australia, Canada and other places has prompted potential clients who live in those countries to seek us out. The sessions have been low pressure, great fun and the clients left with great recordings. Some do cover tunes, some do originals.
It’s so much fun for us to meet people who live in other countries, trade stories and make some great music!
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Some of our overseas clients did only cover tunes, others only originals. Grace Kelly of New Zealand (pic #1) did both.
“Thanks Bill, I wants to say thanks for your patience, professionalism and support of Grace. Sunday was a big step for her. The guys were all outstanding AND were all great musos too. Loved your bass playing, your lines on her own song really made the track. We can start planning the next project. Best to you and the guys.” Brian (Kelly)
This from our clients from Germany:
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”
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Here are some pics from sessions we’ve done recently with clients from outside the U.S. (Canada, Germany and New Zealand):
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