ASCAP Presents Top Hitmakers at 30A Songwriters Festival


Pictured (l-r): ASCAP’s Robert Filhart, Jonathan Singleton, Hunter Phelps, Jameson Rodgers, Brad Tursi (seated), Tony Lane, Jaren Johnston, Ryan Hurd, ASCAP’s Evyn Mustoe, Marc Beeson, Deana Carter (seated), Jeremy Stover, Brandon Lay, Mark D. Sanders (seated), ASCAP’s Michael Martin, Earl Bud Lee and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad


ASCAP Presents Top Hitmakers at 30A Songwriters Festival

6th Annual Event Proudly Supported by ASCAP
Nashville, Tenn., January 23, 2015: Elevating its presence at the 6th annual 30A Songwriters Festival, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented two consecutive nights of songwriters rounds that featured hitmakers Marc Beeson (“We Are Tonight” – Billy Currington), Deana Carter (“You and Tequila” – Kenny Chesney), Ryan Hurd (“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton), Jaren Johnston (“Sunshine & Whiskey” – Frankie Ballard), Tony Lane (“I Need You” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill), Earl Bud Lee (“Friends in Low Places” – Garth Brooks), Jonathan Singleton (“Let It Rain” – David Nail), Jeremy Stover (“Lettin’ the Night Roll” – Justin Moore), Mark D. Sanders (“I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack”) and Brad Tursi (“A Guy Walks Into a Bar” – Tyler Farr), as well as emerging songwriter-artists Brandon Lay (Warner/Chappell Music Publishing), Hunter Phelps (Tape Room Music) and Jameson Rodgers (Combustion Atlas).
Held on January 16th through the 18th, the festival also featured performances by ASCAP artists Leon Russell, Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Angaleena Presley, Mary Gauthier, Bob Schneider and more.
The 30A Songwriters Festival is co-produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and Russell Carter Artist Management, and is presented by Visit South Walton. All net proceeds from the festival benefit the CAA and help it to fulfill its mission to support the arts throughout Walton County.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 520,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.
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