Here you'll learn a bit about our song team writers and other partners who are doing great things in their respective fields.

Sherrie Austin

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After being discovered at age 14 as Johnny Cash’s opening act Sherrie moved to Hollywood to join the cast of the hit series ‘The Facts Of Life’. Soon after that, she signed a recording contract with Arista Nashville in 97’ releasing two albums and charting several singles including ‘Lucky In Love’, ’One Solitary Tear’ and ‘Never Been Kissed’. In 2005 she received critical acclaim in the NY Times for her portrayal of Bonnie Parker in the off Broadway ‘The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde’, and followed that on Broadway joining the cast of ‘Ring Of Fire’. Since then, her songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Dolly Parton to name a few.

Melissa Pierce

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Melissa's songs appear on albums that have collectively sold over 10,000,000 units. Recently none other than GARTH BROOKS included 2 of her songs on his comeback album! She’s also had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Carrie Underwood, and John Paul White, among others. She has had 2 top ten singles and is a recipient of the 2004 ASCAP Country Music Award for writing the country single “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain” for Reba McEntire, one of the year’s most played songs as well as a number one video hit on CMT. David Nail's "Red Light" was a top ten song in 2009 and was the longest running single of the year.

Jennifer Schott

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Jenn was destined to have a career in music. Her grandfather was the concert master violinist for the CBS orchestra including the Ed Sullivan show, her father was a university professor of woodwinds, and her mother is a flutist. So it isn't a surprise that from a very young age, Jenn took interest in all things musical. After graduating with a journalism degree, Jenn moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting. Since then, Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Eden's Edge, Restless Heart, Lonestar, Gloriana, Billy Ray Cyrus, among others have recorded her songs." Jenn is a 2011 alum of Leadership Music and sits on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run Nashville.

Scott Barrier

Scott has played in many bands of different genres, including rock, pop, folk, and country which have all influenced his writing. Since moving to Nashville, his focus has been on his songwriting development and music business education. Scott writes solo as well as with up and coming artists, pro-writers and his peers. Scott is continually pitching his songs and his efforts have garnered several indie cuts, including: 1. “A God Thing” - Gary Lear (Title Track) (#4 on Christian Music Weekly Country Charts: April 2016) (Writers: Barrier, Boone) 2. “Life Is A Rodeo” - Blake Anderson (Title Track) (Selected as #5 out of top 15 independent country songs of 2016 (Writer: Scott Barrier)

Michael Hunter Ochs

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Michael’s music has been recorded in genres ranging from pop to country, gospel to South African Jazz, classical to rock. Recently, international superstar Josh Groban recorded his song, “In Her Eyes.” Michael’s music has been featured in many feature films and television shows including "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "Aquamarine," “The Simpsons,” “As The World Turns,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and the DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks film, “The Terminal.” Michael’s song "One And Only" in the Uma Thurman romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Michael was awarded the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Association International award for Song Of The Year and The Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Song of the Year for the smash hit (14 weeks at number 1), "On My Knees.”

Karen Taylor Good

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Karen gives beautifully effective keynote performances on the nurturing of caregivers, and the more people she touches the world over, the more they want her to be in 6 places at once! As a hit-songwriter, she also knows all about the art of team-work...collaboration. Karen is a Grammy-nominated, multi-award winning songwriter. If you ask me to work with you on an event, we should talk about what it would take to bring her along!