Operation Song partnered with the Center for American Military Musical Opportunities to allow soldiers to collaborate with songwriters, in order to tell their stories. Last week, 10 Nashville songwriters sat down with eight soldiers from Fort Campbell at ASCAP‘s Nashville office to do one-on-one co-writes. Songwriter Bob Regan started Operation Song over a year ago, to bring vets and active duty military together with songwriters to help them tell their stories and turn them into songs.
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Songwriter/artist Chloe Kohanski has signed with BMI, under the direction of Jody Williams.
Jeanie McQuinn, President of Great Big River Music, has been co-writing with the newcomer after she was discovered performing with Cumberland Blue, a blues band of kids age 12-19 who won the Youth Division in the international Blues Competition this year. Kohanski continues to perform with the band.
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The CMA Songwriters Series made its triumphant return to Joe’s Pub in New York City Tuesday night (Feb. 11) for the first of a two-night stint at the venue where the Series began in 2005. Celebrating the 10th season was songwriter and host Bob DiPiero performing alongside Kix Brooks, Tim Nichols, and Jon Nite.
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