2021 SONGWRITERS

Charlie Argo - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapooa County Tourism

CHARLIE ARGO

Born and raised in Selma, Alabama

His song "In The Name Of Love" debuted at #1 on ITunes Blues Chart.

His song "Tennesee Will" reached #1 on the single Blues Chart.

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Clay Barker - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

CLAY BARKER

From Alexander City, Alabama

Clay's sound is a blend of country with influences from genres all across the board making his sound uniquely authentic.

As a singer/songerwriter, Clay's goal is to tell the unfiltered, unscripted story of everyday life through the lens of the average person.

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Kensie Coppin - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

KENSIE COPPIN

From Texas and now living in Nashville.

Opened for Josh Turner, Rivers Rutherford and Rebecca Lynn Howard.

Performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage at ages 11/12.

She has expanded out to Denmark, Ireland Belgium and will be touring the UK later this year.

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GABE BROUSSARD

From Lafayette, Louisiana

Performed on season 11 of NBC's "The Voice".

Performed with local legends such as Marc Broussard, DL Menard, Wayne Toups, and his cousin Beau Thomas.

Began performing at the age of 12 with the band "Charme and the Melophobia".

Eric Erdman - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

ERIC ERDMAN

From Mobile, Alabama

A poet's soul in a troubadour's voice.

Pinned a theme song for a nationally televised show.

Produced every genre from big band to country.

Plays guitar in both the Buddy Rich Big Band and Nadirah Shakoor's Band.

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Blue Foley - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

BLUE FOLEY

Landed title track on Ashley McBryde's 2020 "Never Will" album for which he received his second Grammy Nomination as well as the nomination from the Academy of Country Music For best country album 2020.

Blues had over 140 independent & major label cuts with artists of all genres.

 

Angela Hacker - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

ANGELA HACKER

From LaGrange, Alabama near Muscle Shoals

Nashville Star Winner

Awarded a recording contract with Warner Brothers.

Then released her first debut album "The Winner Is"

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Cameron Havens - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

CAMERON HAVENS

From Haslet, Texas

American Idol 2020 Contestant

Moved to Music City in 2020

Working on his freshman studio project.

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Kristen Kelly - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

KRISTEN KELLY

From Loreno, Texas

Performed at Dierks Bentley 2010 Miles and Music benefit concert.

Toured with Little Big Town

Toured with Rascal Flatts

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Ella Langley - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

ELLA LANGLEY

From Hope Hull, Alabama

Ella has entertained crowds at the largest venue in the SEC, opened music festivals for legends like Montgomery Gentry, David Lee Murphy, and Jamey Johnson, and for rising stars like Riley Green, Mike Ryan, and RaeLynn.

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James LeBlanc - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

JAMES LEBLANC

From Shreveport, Louisiana

James has had songs recorded by Martina McBride , Bryan White , Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney , and Thompson Square.

James co-wrote the hit song "Modern day Bonnie and Clyde " for Travis Tritt.

He also co-wrote the hit "Relentless" for Jason Aldean and the hit  "Learning how to Bend" for and with Gary Allan.

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Ashley Miller

ASHLEY MILLER

From Slapout, Alabama

Growing up, she performed with various musicians and bands.

In 2018, named the winner of Kowaliga Idol 10.

Lead singer for Dixie Red and performs throughout Alabama and Georgia.

Chancie Neal - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

CHANCIE NEAL

From Calhoun, Louisiana

Platinum selling singer and songwriter with a holiday song recorded by Luke Bryan.

Toured with Luke Bryan for 7 years.

Her song "Ducks in a Row" was written for Ducks Dynasty Show.

Still holds the record as the youngest World Champion Barrel Racer.

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Lee Tucker - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

LEE TUCKER

Lee Tucker is a Georgia boy with the knack for penning great songs.

He originally moved to Nashville as a drummer and toured the southeast before focusing his career on songwriting.

Lee may very well be one of the funniest and best storytellers in the business.

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Chad Wilson - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

CHAD WILSON

Born and raised in Alexander City

2015 Taylor Guitars & Horipro Entertainment top 5 national songwriters.

2019 "Loving You Loving On Me" reached #1 on the Cranked Up Country Top 25 Weekly Countdown.

2021 had a number 1 song on the charts in Belgium.

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Emma Zinck - Lake Martin Songwriters Festival - Tallapoosa County Tourism

EMMA ZINCK

From Fredericksburg, Virginia

Has been in Nashville for the past 3 years writing with hitmakers Anthony Smith, Jason Duke, Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson, Mark McGuinn, Trent Tomlinson, and Trey Bruce.

Currently in the studio with Grammy Winning  producer, Blake Chancey (Dixie Chicks, Waylon Jennings, Little Big Town, Mary Chapen Carpenter, and more) and consulting with EM.co (Tim McGraw’s Marketing and Management company.)

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TERRI JO BOX

From Nacogdoches, TX

Terri Jo has written songs on four Grammy nominated albums and has  had her songs recorded by Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, Trent Tomlinson, Gwen Sebastian, Gary Chapman, Wade Hayes, Chely Wright, Cody Johnson, William Clark Green, Waylon Payne, Kristen Kelly  and many more.