Feb 142014

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I bet you readers thought I have aborted or forgotten this series?
NO SIR I’m just busy researching more artists on this roster and
working on other irons I have in the fire.

Another really great artist I found that plays The Smokehouse a lot
is Amanda Williams and she is not related to the famed Williams family.
However, I found her to be quite talented and she contributes to MANY genres
not just country.

She does some classic country and pop country and some blues and does a lot
of fusing them together. I was quite impressed on her versatility.
And she extremely educated in the music business.

She wrote “Wrecking The Train” for Alecia Nugent and “Beer Run” for Garth Brooks
and George Jones.
And she’s had a ton of other cuts as well..
Here are some highlights from her own website:

• Composer Grammy nominated song “Beer Run” George Jones & Garth Brooks 2002

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

• “Tell Your Sister I’m Single” released as a single on Lyric Street’s Tyler Dickerson

• “Wreckin the Train” album cut Rounder Records artist Alecia Nugent

• Performed at Ambassador Andrew Young’s 75th and 80th birthday parties

• Independent casting for Can You Duet & CMT’s Next Superstar shows

• Music Publisher – founded Hillbilly Culture Enhanced Music Publishing in

2010 and how have cuts on Jimmy Fortune, Larry Gatlin, and indie

artist Brad Puckett.

• Established legal precedent in 2011 with Bluewater Music Services Corp

changing the common terminology “exploit” the copyright to “employ”

in our contracts.

As a teacher: Business of Songwriting Workshop – taught at Durango Songwriters Expo,

Songwriting School of Los Angeles, NSAI Indianapolis, NSAI Headquarters, Dothan

Songwriters, Mobile Songwriters, Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Rogersville

Songwriters, Lubbock Songwriters, Knitting Factory Brooklyn NYC, Indie Songwriters

Festival Nashville, Nashville Songwriting and Music Business Conference, University of

Colorado at Denver – Intro to Music Business class, Belmont University – Songwriting


Brand You Workshop – new model branding and marketing for songwriters and performing

artists, taught at Nashville Songwriting and Music Business Conference, Hillbilly Culture

Club workshop weekends in Nashville, Rogersville Songwriters

Write Brain Songcrafting Workshop – right and left brain function applied to your songwriting

process to help you write better songs in less time. (brand new workshop)

She has more performing credits than a lot of the other artists featured at the
Smokehouse and her teaching credentials are incredible.
Her music is like I above stated…little bit of everything.
I enjoyed quite a bit of it to be honest and I’ll feature a video.
You can buy her albums on her name-link up above if you like what
you hear on this article.