“HOOKS, LINES, RHYMES AND A MELODY” JAN. 8th AT 3RD AND LINDSLEY
Music industry professional Ralston Wells/Six Senses Entertainment LLC, a publishing company known for coordinating and hosting songwriter rounds and other music events, is excited to launch HOOKS, LINES, RHYMES AND A MELODY, a new interactive audience participation songwriting show. Top songwriters will explain and demonstrate the songwriting process - what goes on in a “writing room” and how a song is created. The featured songwriters will take hooks, lines, rhymes, and melodies from the audience and create a song. With the help of the audience members, the songwriters will bring a song idea to life.
The first show of the series kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 8th with Grammy-nominated hit-songwriter, Blue Foley (Ashley McBryde’s “Tired of Being Happy,” “Home Sweet Happy,” and Dirt Drifters’ “There She Goes”), Kayley Hill (The Voice Season 15, 2019), Dave Fenley (America’s Got Talent Season 8, 2013 and The Voice Season 15, 2019) from 1-3 p.m. at 3rd and Lindsley and will be a recurring event every Wednesday featuring 3 new songwriters.
During the show, featured writers will also perform their hit songs and explain in detail the stories behind their award-winning songs; where the ideas of the song came from, who contributed, how many sessions it took to complete the song, how they decided on the melody, etc. A pilot show was held just before the holidays with Blue Foley, Scott Lindsey, and Rhonda Funk and was a huge success.
Tickets for the January shows will be $8.00 in advance and $10.00 (cash only) at the door. Click here for tickets. All guests will be asked to sign a release to enter and participate. To learn more about the show or to inquire how you can become one of the featured songwriters, click here. You can also visit Instagram.
Other songwriters confirmed for upcoming shows include multi-award-winning songwriters DAVE GIBSON, formerly with Gibson-Miller Band and ACM award- winner for New Vocal Group or Duo in 1993 (Alabama’s“Jukebox in Mind,” Montgomery Gentry’s “Lonely and Gone,” Tanya Tucker’s “If It Don’t Come Easy,” Joe Diffie’s “Ships That Don’t Come In,” Confederate Railroad’s “Queen of Memphis” and “Daddy Never was the Cadillac Kind”), WOOD NEWTON (David Ball’s #2 “Riding With Private Malone,” Razzy Bailey’s #1 “Midnight Hauler,” Oak Ridge Boys #1 “Bobby Sue,” Kenny Rogers’ “Twenty Years Ago”), GREG CROWE, BMI award-winning songwriter who's credits include Montgomery Gentry’s “Lonely and Gone,” Sammy Kershaw's "Little Did I Know," "Lonestar's "Making Memories," Trace Adkin's "Heartbreak Song," four-time Grammy-nominated and ACM Album Of The Year winner, TERRI JO BOX with songs recorded by Miranda Lambert ("Dear Old Sun"), Ashley McBryde ("American Scandal"), Eric Church ("Bible and a .44"), Gwen Sebastian ("Quicksand"), Barrett Baber ("Keep It Real") and Trisha Yearwood ("Bible and a .44"), STEVE WILLIAMS (Craig Morgan’s “Redneck Yacht Club,” George Strait’s “Where Have I Been All My Life,” Christian group Blue Country’s #1 “I Get To”), WIL NANCE (Brad Paisley’s “She’s Everything,” George Strait’s “Round About Way,” and “If Heartaches Were Horses,” Joe Nichols’ “Honky Tonk Girl” and “Cool to Be a Fool,” John Michael Montgomery’s “You Are,” Craig Morgan’s “What You Do To Me”), JOHN ALLAN MILLER (("Bad Day To Be A Beer," “Look You Up,” Tiera's "Love You For That" and Cort Carpenter's "Dollar Store").
ABOUT RALSTON WELLS / HOOKS, LINES, RHYMES and a MELODY:
HOOKS, LINES, RHYMES AND A MELODY is hosted by music industry professional and Tennessee-native, Ralston Wells in conjunction with his entertainment company, Six Senses Entertainment, LLC. “With the growing interest in songwriting stemming from the hit show, 'NASHVILLE' and 'Songland,'people flock to Music City every day to take part in the ‘Nashville Experience,’” commented Ralston, the show creator and MTSU graduate. “The top-rated TV show, 'Songland,' and the addition of the upcoming show, 'The Song,' has fueled the fire and created an all-time high in those interested in how a song is created.”
People can enjoy a cocktail on Broadway, catch songwriter shows all over town and visit the world-famous Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, however, none of these venues offer an individual to be part of, experience and watch a song develop from an idea to a completed song. That is the concept behind HOOKS, LINES, RHYMES AND A MELODY. “It is an opportunity for a non-songwriter, a beginning songwriter or a tourist to be part of creating a song. Most of all, this is for fun and entertainment and taking 'the Nashville experience' to a different level. We want the audience to have a good time and to see and be part of a song as it is being written by top hit songwriters," added Ralson. Many invaluable tips will be provided to the aspiring writer during this event.
Jan. 8 – Blue Foley, Kayley Hill, Dave Fenley
Jan. 15 - Dave Gibson, Wood Newton, Greg Crowe
Jan. 22 – Blue Foley, Terri Jo Box, and TBA
Jan. 29 – Steve Williams, Wil Nance, John Alan Miller
ABOUT BLUE FOLEY: Foley is a GRAMMY-nominated hit songwriter for Best Country Album of 2019 for the songs he co-wrote with Ashley McBryde (“They Are Tired Of Being Happy” and “Home Sweet Highway”) and for the work he did on her debut album Girl Going Nowhere. Foley is also currently nominated for an Australian “Golden Guitar” for best Traditional Country Album titled “Welcome To My Heart” with Australian artist Angus Gill. Co-written by Foley, the song became the title track for this up-and-coming Australian artist. His first single in 2008 with the band the Dirt Drifters at Warner Bros. Records was “There She Goes.” Since that time Foley has been very blessed to be working with artists including The Dirt Drifters (Warner Bros.), Craig Wayne Boyd (Big Machine Records/ winner of the Season Seven The Voice (on Team Blake), Chip Esten (“Deacon” from the hit TV show Nashville), and Pam Tillis who Foley recently sang a duet with on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, “Don’t Cry Long.” Find him at @bluefoley.
ABOUT DAVE FENLEY: Dave Fenley has competed on both America's Got Talent and The Voice. On America’s Got Talent (Season 8), he made it to the semi-finals. On Season 15 of The Voice, Fenley selected Blake Shelton during the blind auditions. Fenley retained his spot on Blake’s team through both the battle and knockout rounds. Fenley has since shared the stage with musical royalty like Dwight Yoakam, Miranda Lambert, and Dierks Bentley. He currently lives in Nashville and writes songs for a living and has four records out which can be purchased on his website. Find him @davefenley.
ABOUT KAYLEY HILL: Kayley Hill appeared on NBC's The Voice Season 15 in 2018. She auditioned with “Gold Dust Woman” by Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks. Her strong vocal prompted a quick chair turn from Blake Shelton. Grit, growl and a warm warble are terms Hill uses to describe her unique voice, and that sound translates to her attitude. Hailing from the birthplace of country music, Bristol, TN, the playful timbre of Dolly Parton, the vocal power of Martina McBride; throw in Miranda Lambert’s sass, and there’s the unique combination that makes Hill’s sound. In 2018, Hill released singles “You’re Her Man” and “Just Thought That You Should Know.” 2019 brought “Story of a Hero” written for a fallen officer and her latest single “Money Tree.” Find her @kayleyhillofficial.