Given Music Publishing has signed songwriter/instrumentalist Chris Caminiti.
VP/GM Mike Sebastian made the announcement. “I have watched Chris Caminiti blossom as a writer over the last year, and in the last six months he has really come into his own,” said Sebastian. “Chris’s unique take on lyrics, combined with his production and melody chops, make him sure to be a successful and diverse writer.”
Born in Chicago and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Caminiti moved to Nashville in 2005 to focus on songwriting. He finished as a top-4 finalist in back-to-back years in the CMT/NSAI Song Contest and has performed multiple times at Tin Pan South and the Key West Songwriter’s Festival. During college at Towson University he fronted a popular 80’s tribute band. After college he worked as an Algebra teacher.
“I look forward to being part of the Given Music Publishing team of writers,” said Caminiti. “The opportunity for me to write at a brand new company is made even sweeter with somebody as successful as Mike Sebastian at the helm.”
Mike Sebastian can be reached at [email protected] or 615-430-2491.
Writers Round at the Rectory
Writers Round at the Rectory hosted its inaugural event on Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Cathedral of the Incarnation Rectory. The Writers Round series is a fundraiser for the San Gennaro MusicFest, a two-day outdoor music fest which will take place in Nashville’s Midtown district Sept. 20-21.
Participating in the round were Bobby Tomberlin (cuts by Diamond Rio, Faith Hill, Rodney Atkins, Josh Turner, Thompson Square), Heather Morgan (cuts by Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Lauren Alaina, Tim McGraw, Eli Young Band and the TV show Nashville) and O’Shea (2014 CMAA Best Vocal Group/Duo, and stars of the Australian TV show, O’Shea USA). The event was hosted by singer/songwriter and parishioner, Colm Kirwan, who tours with Don Williams. Brenda Lee was in attendance.