ASCAP Nashville recently hosted its inaugural Music City Trifecta songwriting retreat August 27-29 at Brett James’ Cornman Music offices. The event, sponsored in part by City National Bank, served to spotlight ASCAP’s diverse talents and brought together a hand-selected group of creators from Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and beyond.
Songwriters joined in small co-writing groups and worked on songs for different artists each day of the retreat, including Beyoncé and Blake Shelton.
Participants included Greg Becker, Billboard, Chris DeStefano, Ben Glover, Ashley Gorley, Catt Gravitt, JT Harding, Brett James, Mike Krompass, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Autumn Rowe, Shane Stevens, Troy Verges and Justin Weaver. Among these writers’ many credits are hits by Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Ke$ha, Lady Antebellum, and many more.