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Nashville Independent Songwriter’s Festival

Posted in Nashville, New Country Music, new music, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 2, 2012 by damngoodtunes

The  following article is an excerpt from the works of our very own  Nashville Editor , James Dean Fisher. James has been with our company for over three years now and he brings a warm light of experience and insights about the music business that only a veteran of Nashville for nearly forty years would be capable of delivering.

James Dean Fisher – Nashville DGT Editor and Journalist

 

 

Another year has come and gone, another Nashville Independent songwriters Festival has come and gone! ” Popcorn,” along with many people as volunteers, has brought about another historical event, of which focused solely on the independent songwriter. Songwriters, independents as well as writers that write as,” Signed writers,” for established publishing houses and record companies, gather in one area in the vicinity of” Music row” to allow the public, as well as the music industry, to see and hear the songs/product, they, as songwriters create.
The songwriter is the heart and soul of the songs that are recorded in today’s recorded music industry. Here in music city, it is a fact, thousands of people come to this great city thinking they are great song crafters. Just ask most anyone on the street, a club, bar or in general conversation, why they came to music city. Nine out of ten times, the answer will be; I am a songwriter/artist. Here in Music City, it is also a commonly known fact, eight out of ten are not writers or artists and will never even get a” Cut.”
The Nashville Independent songwriters Festival is put on each year here in Music City for the established songwriters as well as the struggling songwriters and it is a great event of which writers get to know each other and are able to network and perform with a variety of writers. With that being said, the Nashville Independent songwriters Festival of 2012 was a success, however, there were many, many changes in this year’s event and the event was very closely contained, scaled-back to fit into a small area. There were no main stages, there were no ” Headliners” or any featured artists.

As an artist/writer and entertainer, I personally look for venues that will benefit the songwriters and artist that are looking at the songwriter for products/songs that he or she could and would record. This year’s event mostly benefited the club owners in the area that allowed the songwriters to perform on their stages. There was not a” Main stage” or a main event to attract the people from around Nashville and middle Tennessee.

As the writer/editor for the music magazine, damngoodtunes.com, I have covered the Nashville songwriters Festival for the past three years. As a reporter, I sat and talked to many writers as well as people that came to Music city to attend the songwriters Festival, about the 2012 songwriters Festival and sadly, I received for too many negatives about this year’s festival! I found that many were disappointed and confused about where all the events were to take place. I also found that many of the attendees were unhappy about the stages being located in bars and clubs. As a writer/song-crafter, I was invited to perform on several stages and perform i did. I was able to meet and speak with several of my old friends and perform with some of them.

As a reporter, I found many people from all over the USA there to perform at the 2012 songwriters festival. Many were young and new with all the usual dreams of becoming the next “Big Thang!” I enjoyed the festival and hope to see the event grow and become the largest songwriters festival in the world! POPCORN, my friend, I’m with you all the way!!!
JAMES DEAN

 

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COUNTDOWN TO 2012 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL BEGINS TONIGHT

Posted in Carrie Underwood, CMA, Country Music Association, Uncategorized with tags , , on June 4, 2012 by damngoodtunes

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience Features More Stages and More Music
( This story feature is provided to http://www.damngoodtunes.com by the CMA / Country Music Association )

NASHVILLE – The 2012 CMA Music Festival promises to bring even more excitement and entertainment to downtown Nashville. With eight stages, this year’s Festival will have more live music than ever before.

“We are so excited to be able to bring our fans more music at this year’s CMA Music Festival,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “With added stages, this year fans will be able to hear music everywhere.”

With so much to do and see at this four-day festival, it takes seven days to get it all in. And the fun begins tonight!

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience Features More Stages and More Music

NASHVILLE – The 2012 CMA Music Festival promises to bring even more excitement and entertainment to downtown Nashville. With eight stages, this year’s Festival will have more live music than ever before.

“We are so excited to be able to bring our fans more music at this year’s CMA Music Festival,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “With added stages, this year fans will be able to hear music everywhere.”

With so much to do and see at this four-day festival, it takes seven days to get it all in. And the fun begins tonight!

Worldwide Appeal
CMA Music Festival becomes an international affair with “Chevrolet™ Presents the CMA Global Artist Party,” tonight, beginning at 6:00 PM at The Stage on Broadway. Hosted by Australian husband and wife duo O’Shea, the Global Artist Party will feature performances from a variety of international Country Music artists including Bob Corbett (Australia),Emerson Drive (Canada), Morgan Evans (Australia), Vickie Evans (New Zealand), Adam Harvey (Australia), High Valley (Canada), Lisa McHugh (Ireland) with the legendary Gene Watson (U.S.), Craig Morrison (Australia), Jess Moskaluke (Canada), Gary Quinn (UK), and Joe Robinson (Australia).

On Tuesday, starting at 12:30 PM at The Second Fiddle, Australian artists Adam Harvey will host “CMA Presents the Aristo Global Show.” Artists participating include Baylou (Australia), Clayton Bellamy (Canada), Rick Caballo (Australia), Adam Gregory (Canada), Pete Kennedy (Ireland), Colm Kirwan (Ireland), Josh Macumber (Canada), Raintown (UK), Jessica Ridley (Canada), and Travellin Rose (UK). A free lunch will be offered for attendees.

Provided by  Country Music Association

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Music Festival. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Bad Boy Buggies are the Official UTV of the CMA Music Festival. Connect with CMA online at CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA and Twitter.com/CountryMusic.

AFTER THE FLOOD OF NASHVILLE

Posted in Country Music, Flood, Flooding, Kenny Chesney, Music City USA, Nashville, Nashville flood, News, recovery, survival, World News with tags , , , on July 21, 2010 by damngoodtunes

This is an excerpt from the latest in damngoodtunes.com and was written by James Dean FisherVIEW OF NASHVILLE AREA MAY 2010THANK YOU middle TENNESSEE, WE WILL SURVIVE! The city of Nashville and the suburban cities felt the pain, a pain that will take years to recover from. The industry is back up and running today and the venues are open for business now and the people in the Nashville, Music city area have themselves and the people in the surrounding area to thank for all the help. With everyone pitching in and working as one people and one body to recover and restore a city to it’s greatness, Nashville, Music City is BACK! We are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

The economy here is still in great shape and with the help of all the great people that make up the vast area called middle Tennessee, we as a huge community will make it an even greater city and a stronger place for the music industry to thrive in the future. As we have shown in the past six plus weeks, we are a fighting bunch of people here. A river or most anything else will not keep us down for long! We will survive and become even bigger and better for the musicians and people that want to come here and make Nashville, Tennessee, Music City their home.

James Dean Fisher invites your comments to be directed to jamesdeanmus@aol.com

FLOODED NASHVILLE

Posted in Conventions, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, Lifesaving, News with tags , , , , on May 17, 2010 by damngoodtunes

As the following video shows. the devastation in Nashville following the traumatic flood earlier this month has left several dead, many animals perished or missing,thousands homeless, millions of dollars in damages and in addition, some of the finest musical instruments and amplifiers at Soundcheck totally demolished. We at damngoodtunes, especially including Eric Normand, will be covering this story and spreading the truth that the News Media of the USA has failed to report.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLOOD AND THE LIFE AND RE-BIRTH OF NASHVILLE SEE ERIC NORMAND’S BLOG HERE

James Dean Fisher

Posted in Drums, Guitars, Independent Music, Indie Music, Interviews, Journalism, News, recording, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by damngoodtunes

A couple weeks back we told you about Mr Fisher joining our staff and working with Editor, Eric Normand. Today in the DGT, you can get to know James a little starting off on the Home Page ” Music City Is My Home “.Our own James Dean

James actually has resided in Nashville for over thirty years and has some pretty “darn good” workingman’s insights about life around Music City. He knows what it takes to be there and live a good life. James pulls no punches and tells it like it is. That’s what we like about him. Check him out today!